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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Versatile Hardwood

One of the things I love about rubber stamps is its ability to alter a piece of plain paper or fabric and transform it into something completely different. Background stamping is absolutely one of the easiest ways to start if you're new to card making or paper crafting. Lately, I find myself a little obsessed over this single stamp called, Hardwood (Wood 133032 Clear 133035). 

I love old-fashioned things made of wood. I would like to attribute this to my father's business in the Philippines when I was growing-up. This was way back when furnitures took weeks to build. My father used to custom draw each piece according to his client's wishes. Then, he and his team would create these amazingly beautiful furnitures all individually handcrafted, elaborately hand-carved and hand varnished. I grew up hearing Narra this, Narra that. That was how most of the high quality ones were made out of - Narra trees. I can still smell the sweetness of its wood shavings, which my younger sister and I used to collect to fire-up our stove for cooking. I used to also help around the "shop" sanding, sweeping or serving the guys bland coffee in recycled Nescafe jars.  I have many memories of just hanging-out with my father's crew aka "trabajadors" majority of them were relatives and watching them work. I remember being in awe to witness pieces of wood come in and slowly be transformed into beautiful masterpieces. Oh, and when they put in those "imbute" or Carabao bone inlay and turn penciled sketches on wood into amazing designs? It was pure talent. The process of it all was just magic to a little girl like me. Perhaps that is why I like arts & crafts and anything handmade. 

Anyway, check out below these two different cards with the same Hardwood background. What a versatile stamp and a must have to add to your collection. It is also perfect to use on masculine cards. 




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To order products used to create the adorable card above, please click below. You can even print-out the supply list simply by clicking the Supply List on the bottom left corner. 

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