Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Balsa Wood with the Imagine

I tried a new technique for my Creative Critterz Imaginations design team post today. Last week on her blog, Raspberry Suite, Dawn McVey demonstrated stamping and die cutting balsa wood. I loved the look, and it made me wonder if I could run balsa wood through the Imagine. I haven't worked up the nerve to try cutting the balsa wood with the Imagine, but I was easily able to print on it. My image and the pattern that makes my background paper are both from the Better Together Imagine cartridge. After printing, I ran the balsa wood through my Cuttlebug with a Papertrey Ink die.

I love the rustic look of the balsa wood! See my video below to see how to use this technique.

Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream & Dark Chocolate Cardstock
White Bazzill Cardstock for Imagine Cuts
Balsa Wood (from Joann Fabrics)
Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 & Buttoned Up #2 Dies
Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream Coaster
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Button Twine
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen


  1. katie! this is to way too cool! wow, the ideas are endless!
    liz :o)

  2. Cool. I had seen Dawns post and was amazed. It is cool to see you can print on it.

  3. That is SO cool. Awesome job! I love the look and perfect for the birds too! Hugs- Glora

  4. Just watched the video- I have the cuttlebug and only used it for embossing. thank you for giving me more ideas for it. Have used the balsa wood and also thick glitter paper with Expression- and it took many many cuts with the deep blade. Never thought of the die cuts or just printing with the Imagine on the wood.
    Thanks for great ideas- your card is beautiful.

  5. you are so creative and talented, love this idea. I am going to have to try this. Your card looks great I like how you had the paper going diagnally

  6. Katie this is gorgeous girl! I love the Balsa Wood! I may have to pick me some of that up next time I'm in Michaels! Hugs, Leanne

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  9. Katie this card to beautiful. I LOVE that you printed on the wood. And the blue strips, I love that too. Beautiful card.


  10. Hi Katie,
    What a beautiful card. I loved this technique so much I had to try it..

    You are always a inspiration.


  11. Love the look with the balsa wood. I don't have the Imagine but I "imagine" I could just stamp on it and cut it with my Big Shot.

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

  12. Well if I had some balsa wood, I would go scraplift this right now... Definitely going to be on the look out for that balsa wood.. I can't believe how creative you are.. love this.. hugs

  13. Oh Katie ~ you just TOTALLY injspire me! I LOVE the idea of the balsa woood! Your creativity never stops! Thanks for the video too!

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