Celebrate Step Card with BARC Wood Products – Karen Hasheck

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Karen here again today and I am sharing a step card created with Tonic dies and a line of awesome new products called BARC Wood Paper. I love surprises and a few days ago I received a surprise package in the mail from Gary at Tonic USA which was full of lovely wood paper, tape and envelopes! Tonic Studios is collaborating with ARC Crafts, the manufacturer of BARC Wood Products and our design team projects will be shown on both blogs. The wood paper is sold in sheets and is adhesive backed which means it is so easy to attach after die cutting even the most detailed dies. The BARC wood envelopes look and feel like real wood, and come in many different sizes. Here is a picture of the different colors and types of wood paper products available from ARC Crafts that I received in my surprise package:

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I decided to make a step card to feature the wood products with my Tonic dies and Nuvo products, and started with a 5” x 12” piece of green cardstock scored at the 1 ¼, 2 ½, 4 ¼. 6 and 9 inch lines. I cut another piece of green cardstock 5” x 5 ¾” and attached it on the back stairstep as shown here:

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I die cut Tonic’s Saxophone Solo die out of a piece of adhesive backed Cherry Wood BARC Paper and attached it to the side of the back square piece. I kept the inside pieces of his suit and saxophone and applied Black Ash Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to the suit pieces and Indian Gold Mousse to the sax inside piece. After they dried just a little, I inlaid them back inside the suit and sax openings. I die cut Tonic’s “Celebrate” Miniature Moments die out of the gorgeous Rustic Cherry BARC Wood Paper and attached it easily with the adhesive back.  Here is a look at the card from the front:

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On the first step of the card, I cut a piece of the BARC Cherry Wood Tape and embossed it with a musical notes embossing folder. I highlighted the embossing with Nuvo Aquamarine Embellishment Mousse and dots of Nuvo Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops. I die cut some Musical Notes out of aqua blue scraps and added them to the first step and main card piece. I added a black and white Piano Melody die cut to the second stair. The final touch was to add some Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops gems created in different sizes on top of mini glue dots. After they dried, they stick wherever you want them on your cards and projects. Here are a couple more close up pictures of the gorgeous BARC wood die cuts and tape on this step card:

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Check out the ARC Crafts website here for information on the wood products and where you can purchase some for your projects. And check out their blog to see what they created with Tonic products at http://www.arccrafts.com/blog/.  Like them on Facebook here for even more great ideas.

And if you love die cuts and crafty project inspiration and chances to win great Tonic Studios prizes, you will want to join the new Tonic Fanatics Facebook group!  Here is a link to the group or search Tonic Fanatics USA on Facebook and join up today!

Tonic Studios and Nuvo Products Used:  Saxophone Solo, Musical Notes, Piano Melody, Treble Clef Musical Dies, Celebrate Miniature Moments Die, Black Ash, Indian Gold and Aquamarine Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Blue Lagoon Glitter Drops, Tonic Tangerine Die Machine, Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer, Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Other: BARC Adhesive Backed Paper and Tape and BARC Wood Envelope, Darice Embossing Folder, mini glue dots

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