Wednesday, October 16, 2013

inspired by wood pallets

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What did you think? Are you inspired by wood pallets yet? Did you come back for more ideas? I can tell you that I had way too much fun with this idea because this is only a few of the ideas I came up with! Maybe I will share a few more later on!

you are the best by Kimberly Crawford

Idea: turn the light colored wood darker, like a pallet and add subway-style sentiment

To turn the wood veneer paper darker, I inked it with Distressing Ink (Vintage Photo) with a foam applicator tool. Its messy, but worth it! 

All of the stamps I used are clear, making it easy to lay them out and see what would and wouldn't work for my sentiment. Once the stamps were all in place, I pressed my acrylic block into them and they were ready to be inked. By doing that, I made sure they stayed lined up exactly how I envisioned.

i just love you by Kimberly Crawford

Idea: inspired by a Pin to create an ombre look with ink and wood veneer paper strips

Again I inked with Distress Ink (Picked Raspberry) on the wood. Each piece received a bit more ink than the previous. The nice thing about the ink is, I could add more as I needed. So each piece started out very light until I achieved the amount of intensity desired.

And again, I lined up my stamps, pressed by acrylic block into them, inked, and stamped.

love you by Kimberly Crawford

Idea: inspired by a Pin to create multicolored wood veneer strips, die cut wood strips

Each strip of wood veneer received ink, directly from the pad this time. (My Favorite Things) The dye based ink worked very well, but it did stay wetter longer, so watch that. (Messy, messy, messy.) The inked strips were adhered to a piece of cardstock and then run through a manual die cutting machine with a heart die template. It took several passes because of the thickness of the material. But it turned out awesome! The words love you were die cut from cardstock.

Ready to create cards inspired by wood pallet art? There are tons of possibilities! Be sure and visit the Paper Crafts Connection blog for your chance to win a set of stamps from Hero Arts!

thanks for stopping by!


P.S. If you are looking for more inspiration, check out my board on Pinterest, Wood Pallet Love.


Carol McCready said...

These cards are even prettier than the ones over at Paper Crafts Connection.

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

I love the colored wood veneer. What fun. Thanks so much.

Amanda Coleman said...

LOVE your wood pallet inspired ideas! I ordered a bunch of wood veneer in bulk a while ago because I love it so much! I am off to make some pallet cards!

~amy~ said...

LOVE this!

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