Sunday, March 15, 2009

Woodgrain technique

Oh my, two posts in one day? Go me! LOL! I made this for the technique challenge this week on StampTV...and let me tell ya, I had fits with it! The way it was shown to do, I really didnt have a good brown ink to use really, and then I didnt want to mess up my white ink pad, lol. AND I wanted my wood shiney, like the wood floors look in gyms. So I did mine a bit different. First, here is a close up of the shiny-ness:

I am showing this first, because you can't see it in the full picture, no matter how hard I tried (10 times, lol) to get a picture with it showing how shiny it was! And here is the whole card:

How I did mine, I took a piece of glossy cardstock, made my score lines, then brayered over the entire piece with SU!'s more mustard ink for the base color. I then added the browns, which in my case I used creamy caramel and close to cocoa, swiping the ink pad in same direction as I brayered over it. I then wanted my wood 'planks' more distinct so I took a black sharpie marker and went over the scored lines and added the 'nails'. I really like how this card looks IRL. It truly is one of those that look so much better in person! I really like my shiny floor look here, lol! Anyways, that's how I did mine! Hope you enjoyed! Off to create some more while the juices be flowing, lol!

Card Details:
Stamps: Happy Harvest, Perfectly Polished (sentiment) from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: SU! inks, scor-pal, brayer, brads, rectangle nesties, ribbon, oval punches (again, lol) corner punches from EKsuccess, copic markers and Prisma pencils with OMS


StampinCathy said...

Wow you go girl! This is just awesome and love this technique. It looks so real. Another fabulous and inspiring card. Ok lets see your sister do this one. LOL

Brenda said...

Cat you did a wonderful job on this card. I love the shine great idea!! Thank you for all the lovely sweet comments on my blog, you really know how to make a girls day!!

mudmaven said...

It's gorgeous Cat! Great job on this technique. ~chris

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Well I LOVE the more pink, of course!!! AND.......this shiny wood flooring look is soooooo waaaaaaay coooooool!!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful card! What a beautiful shine it creates...Love that technique, I just need to find time to try it ;o)

Donna said...

oh I LOVE your woodgrain! it came out wonderful, what a great card, Cat!

Linsey said...

holy wowness!! This looks fantastical!!! I love this faux woodgrain technique and I see that you've completely mastered it, my uber talented buddy!!! Amazing and fabulous as only Miss Cat can do! How inspiring! hugs and smiles for a great day! xoxo tfs

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I think your woodgrain floor looks fabulous!!! Great job on the technique!

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