ETC Papers + C9 = Wood Embellishments!

Welcome to Friday! Today we've done a fun collaboration with ETC Papers! They have a variety of paper crafting products. Our favorite is their wood veneer sheets and Birch Wood Tape

We wanted to use one of our detailed dies along with the wood veneer sheets to create a wood element for our card. Here is the final result. Scroll down to see step by step instructions... 

Step one:
Start with our Butterfly Card dies and a dark brown card stock. We are using the Cherry Wood sheet too.

Step two:
Line up both the left and right wings of the butterfly dies on to your card stock. Run it through your Big Shot, or other die cutting machine.

Step three:
Die cut three butterflies from the brown cardstock. Clip the top and bottom from the die cut pieces down to the butterfly body shape. Do the same with the wood sheet butterfly. Lay the detailed wings over the top of the solid butterfly wings and send it through your Big Shot again. Be sure to die cut the butterfly body in brown and wood sheet too.

Step four:
Stack your 3 brown butterflies and adhere them together using a detailed glue pen. Peel the adhesive backing off the back of the wood sheet butterfly - YES, these sheets have adhesive backing! Adhere it to the top of the brown butterfly stack.
Why did we do this part? We wanted the wood butterfly to look thick, like an actual woodcut embellishment! 

The nice thing about the paper wood embellishment is that it is still flexible, because it's paper. This allows you to use a bone folder to curl the wings, giving the butterfly life!

Step five:
Use our Butterfly Beauty stamp set to stamp 'thank you' on the front of your love note sized card repeatedly, using the stamp-off technique. Adhere your butterfly on the card front. With the wings slightly curled, it helps the butterfly pop off the card front.

Step six:
Create a matching envelope! We used our Love Notes Envelope dies to create the envelope. This size is perfect for quick notes, and even holds gift cards! To see how this envelope is made, watch our VIDEO. Next, stamp little butterflies on the envelope from the Butterfly Beauty stamp set so it coordinates with the card. We wanted to add the bit of wood texture to the envelope too. Using the Birch Wood Tape was perfect! The tag die fit so well on the tape - much less wasteful to use this tape for small die cuts rather than using a full 8 1/2 x 11 sheet for scraps!

Step seven:
Stamp another butterfly right on the birch tape! YES - you can stamp on the Wood Sheets and the Birch Wood Tape!

This was a really fun project to work on! Be sure to visit ETC Papers Blog to see projects they made using Concord & 9th products! While you are there, do some shopping, and be sure to follow their fun Instagram feed too @etc.papers!




3 Responses

Kirsty Vittetoe
Kirsty Vittetoe

March 03, 2017

Wow, this is fabulous, I need to go get me some wood sheet and try this out, thanks for sharing!

Kathy Burgess
Kathy Burgess

March 03, 2017

Thx for the instructions! Great idea, and I plan on trying it! TFS

Tasha Vovchuk
Tasha Vovchuk

March 03, 2017

It really looks like a think wood veneer! I love this idea!!!

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