Friday, August 15, 2014

Here We Go, Love

Hi everyone! Ready for the weekend? We start school on Monday--ack! I'm sad!

Nancy and I are on the Scraptastic blog today. We're both sharing projects using Scraptastic Club's August This Life Noted kit. Not long ago, I watched THIS awesome video by Jennifer McGuire. In it, she showed how to use wood veneer for faux letterpress, and I've been wanting to try that technique.

Here's the card I made using the LOVE wood veneer in the This Life Noted kit:

Woodgrain Love

You'll want to check out Jennifer's video to see the tutorial. I shared a few pictures on the Scraptastic blog, too. I did some gradient inking on the back of the wood veneer and ran it through my Big Shot. Usually when I try new techniques, they look pretty rough compared to the demo. This time, the technique worked easily. Yeah!

Here's a close-up:

Woodgrain Love

I layered two of the journaling cards and added one of the Cut-Aparts and the black-and-white sticker from the kit. The red patterned paper layered underneath is from the Boys of Summer kit.

Here's a close-up of the layers:

Here We Go

The August This Life Noted kit is sold out, but you can still get the August Wood Veneers to try this technique. Be sure to check out Nancy's take on the kit (it's cool!) on the Scraptastic blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

Cardstock: (white) PTI
Kit: (August This Life Noted kit) Scraptastic Kit Club
Ink: (Mango) Fresh Ink; (Fizz) Avery Elle; (Apple) Mama Elephant; (Black, Opaque White Mister Huey's) Studio Calico


  1. I ADORE your card Jocelyn...awesome colors!
    Happy Friday!

  2. LOVE this! Love the layers and that little black and white strip. I have been wanting to try that technique too!

  3. I had a back-to-school nightmare, er, dream the other night -- and I don't even teach any more! :D I somehow missed Jennifer's video, so I'm so glad you tried it! What a great idea, and such a fun, fab card.


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