Monday, May 29, 2017

Nailed It Workbench Birthday

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.
Luckily, after a rather late night at my 2017 Catalog Launch Party on Friday, I did not have to work on Saturday. It gave me the day to create a birthday card for our neighbor, Rob.

I had recently viewed some masculine cards on Pinterest and was drawn to the cards using the retiring Nailed It Bundle. After finding a tutorial from Ink Responsibly I decided to create a workbench card. Please refer to her Youtube tutorial for the "ins and outs" of making this card. The card design itself can be adapted to making a dressing table, a kitchen or even a barbecue!

Though the card design was supposed to fold flat for mailing, after I finished the card, mine didn't want to fold! Luckily, my card was able to be "walked" over to my neighbor so I wasn't too concerned!

The basic construction of the card was done with Chocolate Chip card stock and then I cut pieces of the new Wood Textures DSP to adhere over the card stock. Each piece of the DSP was edged with a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker to cover up the white cut edges as well as being sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.

For the back board of the workbench, I used a Paper Piercer to punch holes in the DSP and then made the holes stand out more by touching up each of them with the Chocolate Chip Marker.

The sign was stamped with Basic Black ink using the Crazy About You stamp set and then punched using the retired Washi Label Punch. Retired Gold Brads were used to attach a piece of the retired Halloween Night Baker's Twine and to hang it on the wall.

The tools were stamped with Stazon ink on both the Silver Foil and Wood Textures DSP and then die cut using the Build It Framelits. The handles were adhered on top of the Silver Foil. The tools were adhered to the workbench using Glue Dots.

To make the drawers, Wood Textures DSP was adhered to pieces of card stock and adhered to the bench using Dimensionals. The gold brads were used for the drawer pulls.

A piece of the retired Going Places DSP that featured blueprints was rolled up and adhered to the bench using Glue Dots. I got the idea of using blueprints from Pauline Barnfather who created another workbench.

One other detail that I added was a book about decks. To create this, I found a book on Amazon and copied the photo into Photoshop where I resized it properly for printing. I glued it to a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and cut another piece for the back cover. I then cut several "pages" from Thick Whisper White and glued them between the two covers, ensuring that the pages and covers were flush on the left side to create a "spine." I used the Chocolate Chip Marker to color the spine.

For the back of the bench I stamped the sentiment and saw on Very Vanilla with Basic Black and then sponged the edges with both Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip.

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.

Linda Vich Creates: Nailed It Workbench Birthday. Detailed workbench card created using the new Wood Textures DSP and the Nailed It Bundle.


This card was a labor of love and I know that Rob loved and appreciated it!

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this card. I'd love for you to leave a comment for me below to let me know you've stopped by to have a look!




2 comments:

Jet said...

omg that is so awesome will have to try it
thanks for sharing

Linda Vich said...

Thank you Jet! It was a lot of fun to make, especially figuring out the details!