Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Woodgrain Technique

A new technique tutorial from Gina K on Stamp TV today - how to create woodgrain backgrounds. I jumped right in cause I'm always looking for some masculine card ideas (although it doesn't HAVE to be masculine - Gina shows you a very lovely feminine card.) I did not go with the traditional wood colors but rather a monochromatic effect using one of my favorite SU lighthouse stamps.


I used SU Blue Bayou CS, vanilla pigment ink, SU Not Quite Navy for the woodgrain. Stamped the image on white CS with Not Quite Navy ink, added a Basic Gray scalloped mat for the focal image. Navy organdy ribbon topped with Blue Bayou (I think) and the nestie ribbon tag. The embellishment dots are deep navy with some sparklies in it - got them from Stampin Bella I think. Simple layout but loved the way the woodgrain turned out! Thanks Gina K.


Anonymous said...

Pam, I can't beleive how great that looks! Just like panelling! Well done my friend!

JenMarie said...

Gorgeous background w/ this!

Donna said...

what a beauty! I love it in blue for a masculine card-great job

Terri E. said...

LOVE IT!! I never would have tried blue and this is stunning. I am loving the Stamp TV challenges as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

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