Swirly Scribbles ‘Marquetry’ card


Have you heard of intarsia or marquetry? They are wood inlay techniques that I truly admire the look of. I'm sure it takes quite a bit of talent and patience to create some of the amazing designs out of different types of wood or wood veneers, or differently stained pieces to create those peices of art. When I started out to create this card, Intarsia and Marquetry was what came to mind. It does take a tiny bit of patience and some forethought to get the look, but probably not as much 'talent' required as the Big Shot dies do the really hard work. smiley 

This card was made using the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Greatest Greetings stamp set for the sentiment.

Swirly Bird by StampingJo


How To Make It: 

I started this card with a base of Whisper White Thick cardstock.

On the Peekaboo Peach layer, I layed out the Swirly Scribbles Big Shot dies to get an idea of how I wanted the design to look. Then, I started to run the Peekaboo Peach layer through the Big Shot with the swirly dies, keeping track of the cut pieces as some of them will be used in the final design. 

Then, I cut the same die cuts out of the Playful Palette Designer Series Papers and set those aside. 

I cut the leaves from the Swirly Scribbles dies out of the Peekaboo Peach layer.

Now, behind the Peekaboo Peach layer, I added a full layer of the Emerald Envy cardstock. 

Swirly Bird embossed flower by StampingJo

Before adhering the layers together, I did a dry run and placed all the die cut pieces how I wanted them to go. I laid the Peekaboo Peach layer on the Emerald Envy layer and then started adding the die cut Playful Palette papers, also adding some of the Peekaboo Peach die cuts back in to fill in some of the spaces I did not want to be green. I left some of the 'spaces' empty so the Emerald Envy would show through. 

Once I was happy with the design, I adhered the Emerald Envy layer to the back of the Peekaboo Peach layer and then used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere all the die cuts. 

While I allowed that to dry, I created the sentiment strip with the stamp from Greatest Greetings and then using the Banner Triple Punch I punched the tip and did the same to the mat layer beneath which also uses the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper.  

Once the 'marquetry' layer was dried, I ran it through the Big Shot in the Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Then adhered that to the card base and added the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals


Greatest Greetings-140706


Playful Palette Designer Series Paper -141657, Whisper White Thick-140272, Peekaboo Peach cardstock- 141417, Emerald Envy cardstock- 141415


Memento Tuxedo Black- 132708, Refill-133456


Swirly Scribbles Thinlits-141497, Banner Triple Punch- 138292,Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder- 133737, Fine Tip Glue Pen- 138309, Stampin’ Dimensionals- 104430

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  1. Hi Jo! You left a comment about my recent submission in the Creative Inking Blog Hop. I'd be hone red if you showed my cards. I'm a big fan of your work thank you so much! You made my day! Please let me know when you will be sharing. Thank you again! Hugs- Kristine

  2. Thanks Kristine! I will be sharing your card this coming Monday! 🙂 

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