Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Faux Wood Technique and Video!

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers

In his book How To Get Ideas, Jack Foster says "The truth is:  There is no difference between (a) having an idea and not doing anything with it and (b) not having an idea at all."  I think about this as I watch people create and as I create - the only way the idea that is in our heads will ever get into this world is to actually do something with the idea!  That image of a butterfly that is in your head will never see the light of day unless you screw up the courage to put a pencil/pen in your hand and actually draw it!  What a gift you can give the world every day, by allowing your creations to come forth!  What idea can you bring to life today?

For today's card I pulled out a few of my new items from the Stampin' Up! summer mini catalog.  The Rough Type letters are great for creating your own words and embellishments.  And how cute is that owl?!  He is from the It's The Thought level 1 hostess set in the mini.  Too cute!  This card also uses a faux wood technique for the background.  I've created this video for you to learn how to do this simple technique!  Enjoy!

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