For reals, though. And the best part is that they can be so easily be used for both cards and scrapbooking! YAY!
Teri, over at Moxie Fab World, has put forth a challenge to create a paper crafted project using a journaling card! This challenge is inspired by the fabulous Photo Pocket Scrapbooking issue from Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine, in which I have two projects. One is a card (that totally uses a calender journaling card, dude!), and the other a tag that I kind of love with all of my heart. So, I wanted to create another card, but one that is totally different from the one I have in the magazine. That's when I reached for the wood! LOVE!
Actually, this card uses three journaling cards. And you can't even tell! WHAT? Yup. Totes, dude. I used one large 4x6 card from the My Mind's Eye Just Splendid journaling card kit for the background paper! LOVE IT! I then backed the wood card (also from the kit) with a small card with the same pattern. I stamped directly on the wood using pigment inks and then stamped and trimmed the bow to add it inside the heart. This was SUCH a fun card to create!
And there you have my fun little card! I am linking up all of the supplies I used below, so be sure to check them out! This one uses a couple of fun stamp sets. Also... my tip for the day... ALWAYS use pigment ink when stamping on wood. It keeps it from bleeding out into the wood. WHY, you ask? Well, dye ink is formulated to seep into a porous surface such as cardstock. This gives you an awesome, even stamped image when working on cardstock. However, when you have a wider grain porous surface, such as wood or fabric, the dye ink will feather out and won't look crisp. Pigment ink, however, is formulated to sit on top of the porous surface. It needs a bit of tooth to dry properly, hence the porous surface, rather than a slick one, however, it doesn't imbed itself into the fibers as much and thusly, does not feather out or bleed.
Welcome to the science behind crafts with Jingle. HA! That's all for today, folks! On the 'morrow!
Have a Happy!