Have you ever tried die cutting and stamping on balsa wood? I’m learning that it is a fun and very flexible media to play with. It is thin; mine is the thickness of a sturdy card stock and die cuts easily. The surface is smooth enough to stamp on and the wood texture adds such a warm natural touch :D I die cut a Medium Tag from the balsa wood and stamped one of the butterflies from Butterfly Friends in Versamark before white heat embossing. The sentiment from the same set is stamped and white heat embossed onto vellum before cutting into a flag shape and stitching to the tag. The stitching does split the wood a bit but I solved this by adding washi tape to the back and then glueing a second tag to the back to hide this. The final touch was a little wood veneer star from Studio Calico.
I used the tag to decorate a little linen draw string bag I have; I thought the natural fabric was a perfect pairing for the wood. I attached the tag with some Hemptique twine, looping it around the bag twine and tying in a bow.
Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp butterfly friends; Die – Simon Says Stamp medium tag; Ink – Versamark; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Card – Bazzill vellum; Balsa Wood; Wood veneer – Studio Calico stars; Twine – Hemptique aquamarine