Sunday, July 5, 2009

Faux Wood Technique

This is the card we made at our Stampers Club last week. My stampers requested I come up with some masculine cards. Something everyone seems to have a hard time with. I have been hearing about this Faux Wood technique and so decided to scout it out and see how it's done. Thanks to Google, I found some great video tutorials out the in the blog world :)

Stamp set: Party Hearty
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel (craft)
Paper: Manchester (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, Chocolate Chip Stampin' write marker, Stamping sponges, ruler, paper cutter, Stampin' Dimensionals

To get the wood look, you simply drag your ink pad across your piece of card stock. I used Kraft cardstock and started with my Close to Cocoa ink pad first. I did the same thing with the Chocolate Chip, and then Creamy Caramel. I then used a ruler and traced lines at every 3/4" with my Chocolate Chip marker. I free handed the "planks" and finished the wood background by adding nail holes. Pretty simple, right?

Happy Sunday!

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