Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hello

Hello friends, Jennifer here to share a card with you and a little woodgrain tutorial!  How many of you were able to get the Sweet Life kit before it sold out??  I hope everyone who wanted one was able to - it is so much fun to work with!!  These are all of the goodies in the kit and you can expect a windfall like this in the November kit, too!
For my card, I started off with the fence stamp from the Fresh Squeezed Stamps set and stamped it in black on the bottom of my card.  I thought it was too dark for what I wanted for the card and wondered how I could lighten it up without starting over.
I took the fence stamp and stamped over the black using white craft ink.
Now I know most of you probably already have a woodgrain texture plate or woodgrain background stamp that you could use instead but I started wondering whether I could recreate the woodgrain pattern in the wet ink.  I took a wooden skewer and drew lines in the white ink so the black would show through. 
I think it came out pretty well and would use it again for sure!  Thanks so much for visiting today and I'll see you back here again next Tuesday for the final post of the Sweet Life kit before the big reveal of the November kit on the 1st!
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7 comments:

  1. genius...love the tut Jen and your sweet card:)

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  2. I love love love love this!! LOVING how you did that fence!!!!

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  3. well that is all kinds of clever! :)

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  4. this is awesome i am going to totally do this!!!

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