Wednesday, September 12, 2012
DIY Wood Veneer shapes
Anyhoo...I gingerly tested the wood veneer cards in my big lever punch and to my surprise it worked! So then I ventured onto using my thin Sizzix dies (the big metal sizzix dies would work for sure but I wanted to test out the wafer-thin ones). I found that shimming a piece of cardstock under the thin die gives it the extra thickness to cut smoothly through my Big Shot machine. Even the Quickutz (they are now Lifestyles Crafts...but I still call them Quickutz!) with the foam on the dies worked to my surprise.
Some other ideas that I haven't tried yet but I think would be fantastic...would be to run the shapes through your dry embossing folder or wet embossing might work as long as the wood doesn't curl up from the heat...if anyone wants to experiment, let me know how it worked out!
Here is my card using the wood veneer diecuts. I use them just as I would use chipboard shapes by layering and popping them up for extra dimension.