Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain
The other day, she had a card on her blog that used the Hardwood stamp as a fence. I meant to buy that set, but – well, it’s a long story, and I ended up buying the Stampin’ Up! Woodgrain background stamp instead. You see, I didn’t have my catalog, so I just used the search feature in the Stampin’ Up! store. And I typed in “Woodgrain” instead of “Hardwood.” Now, don’t get me wrong. I like the Woodgrain stamp, but any time I buy a Stampin’ Up! background stamp that’s been out for awhile, it retires. So I’m hoping my luck changes and Woodgrain stays around for me to enjoy another year.
Meanwhile, I wanted to make a fence, so I decided to try it with the Woodgrain stamp. It looks like the boards in Hardwood are about 3/4″ wide, so I stamped Woodgrain in Early Espresso on Crumb Cake card stock, then cut it into 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ strips. I picketed the tops with the hexagon punch, and sponged all the edges. (The two horizontal boards need to be a bit longer, and instead of picketing them, I corner rounded them.)
I added a flowering shrub with the Petite Petals stamps and punch and the Little Leaves sizzlet. I tore a piece of Pear Pizzazz for grass, then decided it needed a little more texture, so I fringed another strip of Pear Pizzazz and added it over the bottom of the fence.
I was going to totally copy Susan and add a word bubble cloud with the Word Bubbles framelits and Just Sayin’ stamp set, but it was a bit much for the front. I added the cloud inside the card, with a couple more flowers and leaves.
So there you go – an ordering mistake redeemed. And, a little side note, you can bundle the Petite Petals stamps and punch, and the Word Bubbles framelits and Just Sayin’ set and save 15%! Both come in wood and clear mount.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a beautiful day!