It’s Saturday! Yay! It is finally a little cooler here in PA and my day is going to be spent spackling my bathroom! Fun! But first, stamping…..I have a card that I am sort of on the fence about. Love the technique and the sketch, just not liking how my blender pen bled my image….anyway, the JUGS challenge is to make a woodgrain background. This was a really fun technique and there is a link to a tutorial on their blog, with which, of course, I had to do my own thing. And the sketch, from A La Card Monkey, is so sweet:
So without any more blathering, here it is:
The images are from my all-time favorite set, Garden Pleasures. I know, I don’t use it enough. I just like to look at those pretty images, LOL! I stamped them in Early Espresso and used a blender pen to color them…yes, I know, I have never seen a red bee skep, but I used artistic license, just like I did by substituting a rectangle for the circles on the sketch! :D Maybe the bee skep didn’t like being colored red and that’s why it bled!
Anyway, this card is for a man from our church who is going through some rough cancer treaments; he’s a real country guy so I am hoping he’ll overlook the bleeding bee skep! I also wanted this to be from me and my DH, so I eliminated the word “I’m” from the Occasional Quotes sentiment and just inked up the remaining words.
Just in case you were wondering, this is my “recipe” for my barn boards:
- Swipe Very Vanilla craft ink on Sahara Sand cardstock; I then dried it with my heat tool.
- Swipe Ruby Red over the Very Vanilla ink; dry again.
- Then I decided to score the cardstock to make boards; I scored them at 1” intervals.
- I then swiped Crumb Cake over all of that---not dark enough, so I swiped the Mahogany Tea Stain from the Distressing Kit over it all….finally dark enough!
It was still a little tacky after heating it with the heat tool, so I stole a little baby powder from Cassidy’s stash and wiped it on the “boards”. Now it smells good too! Added my images, some brads and retired Soft Suede ribbon and it’s good to go. And if you’ve made it this far through this long post, here’s a little treat for you:
Be sure to come back tomorrow for the weekly Paper Players challenge!