Friday, March 7, 2014

JUGS: #231- Weathered Wood Technique

Good morning everyone!!
Today, I am sharing my second card, for my second week at "Just Us Girls".
This weeks its Technique Time!!!  The technique is:
Weathered Wood Background

I have personally never used this technique and I am hooked!!!  It was super easy and the results are beautiful and very effective!!!   Let me show you my card, then I will tell you how I did it!!
I really love how this all came together!!  I kept everything very minimal, because I wanted the background to really show well on my card!!   I scored my kraft cardstock every two inches.  Then I grabbed my white dye ink pad and ran the entire ink pad across the cardstock, from top to bottom. I did this about 2 more times, after which and added a little more ink at the bottom and top of the card.  You could add another color, but I chose to keep just the way it was.  :)

Here is a close up of the layering on the flowers too!!  Gorgeous right!!
My "Happy Spring" sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping: Spring Blossoms

So I hope that you will us this week and give this creative technique a go.
Can't wait to see what you create.

I would like to share this in the following challenge:
Crafting for All Seasons #72

Hugs,
Calypso 

14 comments :

  1. love this card Calypso! I have to try to make that background... it's awesome!
    Mirella DK

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  2. Just stunning! Your layered flowers against the "wood" is fabulous

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  3. Gorgeous card Calypso. Love your "wood" background and the layered flowers are so pretty.

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  4. Wow! what colours! love the background and the fussy cut and layered flowers ! totally gorgeous!

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  5. Stunning card! Love the effect of the white on the brown paper. Your butterfly charm is darling and the flowers gorgeous. Great card and take on the challenge :)

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  6. Beautifully done, Calypso! Love, love, love that weathered wood background. Lovely flowers too!

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  7. This card is simply stunning. Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison xx

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  8. Absolutely stunning! Your wood background turned out beautifully and I love those flowers and the copper butterfly.

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  9. Oh this is so gorgeous.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. WOW! this card is AWESOME! *claps* love that background :)
    Jo xx

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  11. Oooh how pretty is this!
    Thanks for playing at CFAS this time!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  12. Beautiful Card Calypso.....sorry I am late at stopping by...we have had family staying with us! You are amazing me once again with your talents...and I am not surprised!

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  13. Your card is gorgeous! I live the wood look and the colors...so pretty! The dimension and that butterfly are amazing! Can you tell I love your card?

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