Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mid Week Midnight Madness "Real Wood Paper Tutorial"

Below is this weeks fabulous Tutorial from our very own Design Team Member Sue.
"Life's a Beach Digi & Real Wood Paper Tutorial "

I'm so excited to finally be able to show you this digi and real wood paper fence tutorial! Priscilla had asked me to do a tutorial for her using my wood paper I have in my store. After being in Florida at CHA in July, I came up with this idea and drew it on the plane flying back home! Great times with Great Friends create Great Ideas! :) Let's get started!

I printed the beach digi on one end of the paper, pulled the paper out of the printer and turned it around and printed again. I have Copics, Scissors, Sanding Block and 3 strips of Walnut Pre-cut Wood Paper.
I colored both images with my Copics. I did not color the sky and umbrella on one of them as I did cut that out.
I cut one Walnut Wood Paper Pre-cut Strip into random lengths.
I cut grooves in the tops of several pieces. Angled the edges of several others. I punched knot holes in several with a small oval paper punch. I used the sanding block on the top of all of them to give them a worn/weathered look.
I applied pieces of 1/4" Scor-Tape (from our previous MM Sponsor, Scor-Pal) to the backs of each wood strip.
I figured out how I wanted them laid out on the image and removed the paper backing from the Scor-Tape.
Flipped the pieces over and stuck them to the image.
I cut out my 2nd Beach Digi image with my Stampin' Up Knife.

I'm showing you this so you DON'T do what I did. LOL! Learn from my mistakes! I stuck the 2nd Digi image on top of the first digi/wood image. Then realized I wasn't going to be able to cut the circle shape I was planning. So, off came the top layer and the dimensionals did peel a little of the coloring off the pink & purple surfboard. But no worries, it will be covered up again.
I used my largest circle Nestie as my template. I traced the outer edge with a pencil.
Using my scissors, I cut on the pencil line.
Now you can add your 2nd Digi layer! :)
Flip it over and trace the circle shape onto the 2nd Digi layer.
Cut again on the pencil line for a perfect match!
Of course, every image needs Stickles! I used Strawberry Ice on the butterfly, Holly on the vine, Cinnamon and Platinum on the beach sand, Gold on the flowers on the yellow and orange surfboard, Gunmetal on the Blue and Aqua surfboard, Yellow on the top of the beach umbrella, Icicle on the umbrella fringe and Frosted Lace on the Aqua background paper scalloped edges.
I used my Cricut and Wild Card Cartridge to cut the background circles, scallops and card. I added the Life's A Beach Digi along with Oval Stampin' Up! hardware. A little raffia tied here and there. Life's A Beach Card Complete!
Below is a list of links for where to purchase these items!

Thank you Sue, what a wonderful tutorial. If any of you give this a try, PLEASE come back and leave us a link, so we can check it out :) As always, we would love to hear your thoughts and comments :)



  1. Thank you Sue, that was great, I so do love your wood papers, they are so easy to work with, such a joy. Appreciate your Tutorial, TFS.

  2. Awesome!! Lovely card and cute, cute idea!! Cute surf boards too!! Love those wood papers, hope I do them justice.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  3. Wonderful!
    I've never seen such a paper.In Slovenia, we have very little paper in the shops.

  4. WOW!! That's really awesome Sue!! I love your scenery!! :)

  5. Wonderful Tutorial Sue! That wood paper is amazing too :)

  6. WOW! I've never seen wood paper before, but this is gorgeous!! TFS such a wonderful tutorial and such a great idea!!

  7. Great tutorial, Sue!! I love that wood paper!

  8. Oh How fun thanks for the tutorial Sue!!!

  9. Wow Sue Great tutorial. I am looking forward to giving your wood paper a go! Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Such a fun idea to use real wood accents and those holes look just like knot holes! Great touchable technique!!

  11. your tutorial is great! I have never seen the wood paper before either. Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us!

  12. wow what a great tutorial. so creative. really cute card.

  13. love it, really good, will have to have a go now!

  14. Sue, thanks for giving me the inspiration on this idea of a wooden have already seen that I took the easy way out and used the MS picket fence punch to make a wooden fence BUT I did make a wooden door on my Halloween tutorial!!! Hugs...Jacque