Monday, June 15, 2015

May Your Ship Come In...DCWV & Xyron Tutorial

Happy Crafty Monday!! Today I am sharing a step by step tutorial for a card project using the new Die Cuts with a View (DCWV) Stencils DIY Project stack and of course Xyron adhesives!

I love incorporating real texture in my cards/projects.  For this card I used actual balsa wood to make a “dock” which pairs so well with this sentiment. A great supportive card for a friend with a grungy flair. 

Xyron Creative Station, 5” Permanent Adhesive Cartridge, Xyron 5” Creative Station (510), 5” Repositionable Adhesive Cartridge, Xyron Mega Runner

Other Products Used:
DCWV Stencils DIY Project Stack , Ranger Texture Paste, Palette Knife, Milwaukee Heat Gun, Balsa Wood, Ranger Distress Walnut Stain, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Brads, Making Memories Instant Setter, My Favorite Things Go Overboard Stamps, Creative Vision Stamps Ship Come In, Versamark Black Ink, Ranger Clear Embossing powder, Ranger Distress Emboosing powder: Weathered Wood/Black Soot, Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Dies, Tim Holtz Vagabond, Burlap, Ranger Non Stick Craft Mat, Tim Holtz Scissors, FIskars Guillotine Paper Cutter, 3m Post-it Tape, Distress Ink Black Soot, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Ranger Inkessentials Mini Ink Blending tool, Tim Holtz Kraft Core Card stock, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chain

Step by Step Directions:

1. Cut a 4.5”x5.5” piece of Kraft card stock from DCWV Stencil Stack.

2. Run Kraft card stock through Xyron 5” Creative Station loaded with repositionable adhesive. 

3. Adhere DCWV Kraft paper to non-stick craft mat, lay stencil over, and secure stencil in place with Post-It tape. 
4. Apply Texture Paste to open areas of stencil with a palette knife. 
5. Carefully remove post it tape and stencil from Kraft card stock. 
6. While still wet, sprinkle Distress embossing powder over all texture paste, shake off excess and set aside to dry.
7. Once COMPLETELY dry, use heat tool to melt embossing powder (do not overheat). 
8. Cut 3 pieces of balsa wood with paper trimmer -7/8” x 4.25”. 
9. Cut another piece of DCWV Kraft card stock to 2 5/8” x 4.25” and run through Xyron Creative Station, loaded with 5” permanent  adhesive. 
10. Cut the balsa wood strips into various smaller lengths and adhere to the Kraft card stock piece from step 9. 
11. Apply Ranger Distress Stain to the balsa wood panels.
12. Using the Making Memories Instant setter, place holes into the ends of each balsa panel and add brads.
13. Stamp anchor from MFT stamp set with Distress ink Black Soot onto a piece of DCWV Kraft card stock.
14. Sprinkle Distress Embossing powder-Weathered Wood/Black Soot onto the stamped image, tap off excess.
15. Heat with heat tool to melt embossing powder.

16. Cut out anchor.
17. Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink with a blending tool to anchor image to give the look of rust.
18. Stamp the sentiment pieces onto DCWV Kraft card stock with Versamark Black Ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.

19. Cut each sentiment piece out using a Spellbinders Nestabilities oval die, using a die cut machine.
20. Run the assembled “dock” piece through the Xyron Creative Station (loaded with the 5” permanent adhesive) and adhere to middle of stenciled frame.
21. Apply a small amount of adhesive over top of the balsa wood piece with the Xyron Mega Runner.
22. Adhere the prepared burlap piece (cut and frayed) to the center of the balsa wood.
23. Run the sentiment pieces and the anchor through the Xyron Creative Station loaded with the 5” permanent adhesive.
24. Adhere all pieces to front of card.
25. Add a small chain embellishment to the anchor.

26. Adhere entire piece to a card front using the Xyron Mega Runner.

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check out all the great products used here from Xyron and especially the new DIY Project Stacks from DCWV!

I am entering this project into this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Don't cut,  just Paste.


  1. Very creative. Love the use of the balsa wood. Great textural and masculine card!

  2. Wonderful the wood and the sentiment is too funny! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  3. Great grungy card! Love all the techniques used. Great tutorial too.


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