Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Life's A Beach Digi & Real Wood Fence Tutorial

I'm so excited to finally be able to show you this digi and real wood paper fence tutorial! Priscilla, from Midnight Madness Challenge Blog, 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 and I hope you enjoyed this Digi and Wood Paper Tutorial!


Anonymous said...

Sue, your tutorial is just amazing hun!! I love the way you showed the different steps in creating your own scene!! I'll have to try this out!! TFS! HUGS

Kristine said...

Sue, this is sooo AWESOME! LOVE that wood and that you took the time to share a tutorial with us! I'm going to be ordering some very soon--just have to wait til after Oct. 1st :) Super cute with the blossom shaped card!! Have a super day!

Carolyn said...

I love your tutorial. What a great use for your wood paper. Very cool beach scene.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an awesome tutorial and creation Sue!! Love your coloring and your use of the wood paper is amazing!!

chercroppin said...

That is AWESOME Sue! You are sooo talented...thanks for the tutorial!

Diane Davies said...

This is soooo cool!

Shawne said...

Wonderful tutorial Sue and thi Digi is so cute! I got my paper in the other day, I'll have to try this tutorial, my paper is GORGEOUS!

coldwaters2 said...

Sue this is just first class tutorial fabulous to see your wood put into affect and boy it looks just perfect.

Lorraine x

Darja Drakšič said...

I really like your tutorial.
And a little encircled rose.

Love, Darja