Thursday, 17 October 2013

Balsa Wood Love!

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Happy Friday-Eve, peeps. Ready for some studying CASE Study stylee? I certainly hope so! :)

Today's card is the result of being inspired by this lovely card from our CASE Study muse, Elena Roussakis:

Check out the original post of this project here.

I was inspired by the neutral colours, the twine and the pop of red. But the think that really inspired me was the wood effect. This card of Elena's had me playing with a new (well, new to me!) material with my dies and Cuttlebug. Balsa wood. I think I'm addicted. I've got balsa wood in every shape and form possible after making this card!

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  • I found that Memento Ink stamped well on the balsa wood and didn't bleed much at all.
  • I'm sure you can get various thicknesses of balsa wood. I used an extremely thin balsa wood; almost as thin as paper. 
  • I'm told that if you carefully place balsa wood over steam (be careful not to burn your fingers!) you can actually bend it into a shape for extra dimension. 
I'm also going to link this card up to the Moxie Fab Handmade Cards Week: The Metal, Wood and Cork Challenge

Well expect to see more balsa wood on the blogeroo in the future...I love it! :)

But in the meantime, why not join in the fun with us? No need to dig out anything fancy to play along: simply be inspired by Elena's project and create! For the ultimate mojo boost, check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT created.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by this little part of blogland today. Your visits are always appreciated! :)

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23 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Simply stunning Aimes!! Every single element on this card plays and sings so well together!!

But why oh why oh WHY can't it actually be Friday already?! lol!

Vanessa said...

This is gorgeous, Aimes! Love that little heart!!!
Vanessa x

Mandy said...

Absolutely stunning !
xx

Debby Hughes said...

Love it Aimes! True pure beautiful CAS! I'm going to have to get some balsa wood too :)

Lynn said...

Aimes, this card is absolute perfection. The embossed background, the wood, the twine...the sweet little heart. I absolutely love it!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW! Beautiful! I love the wood leaf!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Everything that I love about your designs. :-)

Craftilicious said...

Amazing! I used to use balsa wood a lot to make wood veneer pictures from an old Sheffield craft shop that is sadly no more :( Where did you find your really thin stuff?
Tara

Maureen said...

now wouldn't this be the perfect card to send to your favourite Canadians, Duchess! I adore balsa wood too :) I get mine in long sheets from Michaels. It's delicate, but that's the beauty of it! And I always say "wood is good!" Hope all is well, miss you! ox

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

So stylish - I love it! Thanks.

Pamela said...

Pretty!!! I love cutting up these wood sheets!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Holy cow, I love this so much! Stunning!!

~amy~ said...

simply gorgeous.

sandie said...

Aimee's this is a joy, I love the wood with hthe leaf and the twine matches so well. This has inspired an idea as Yesterday I was making a card and had this same left over die, so hopefully will be playing along this week, thanks for the inspiration x

Wida said...

I love the texture on that wood! fabulous idea for a CASE!

aaga said...

I haven't heard about Balsa wood and I still don't have a die-cutting machine...but this looks just fabolous! So I wish I had all those. :)

sandie said...

Back again Aimes-I cased this today-hope you like my version and thanks again x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very lovely! I'm hooked on balsa wood too.

Tasnim said...

This is so incredibly beautiful!! Love everything about this card! Down to that little adorable heart :-)

Christina said...

With my love of woodgrain, you can bet I'll be on the hunt for some balsa wood in the near future! I love how you paired it with the natural twine and simple red heart. Gorgeous!

Cath said...

Hey Aimes! Thanks for linking this up to the Metal, Wood, & Cork Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Loooove this! Where did you find the wood? Looks stunning.

Петър Иванов said...

At home i have alot of sheets of balsa wood, i will made the same

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