Friday, July 29, 2011

Trendy wood

This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge for you.
I have never tried this combination before but I liked how it turned out.
I decided to make a Thankyou card for a teacher from my daughter’s school, who gave up his entire Sunday recently to take a school team to an Epilepsy trivia challenge in Launceston. I just wanted him to know how much we appreciated it.
I had seen some really gorgeous cards by Jan Tink using the woodgrain stamp a while ago but I had only recently given in and bought it.  I had been dying to try it out and when I saw the colours for this weeks challenge I thought that choc chip and sahara sand might work well with this technique.
Jan has a great tutorial on her blog here.  Take a look if you’d like to see how it’s done.
I did the same as she does in the video except that I stamped and sponged with choc chip and sahara sand and I used white craft ink.
For the trees I “rock and rolled” the leaves using celery and NQN and the trunks are choc chip but I also used my white pen on one side to highlight them.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Trendy trees, teeny tiny sentiments, woodgrain
Card : choc chip, sahara sand, vanilla, celery, white
Ink : celery, choc chip, sahara sand, white, NQN
Other : Big shot, square lattice embossing folder, choc chip button, linen thread, sponges, white pen

Please take a look at what the rest of the Just Add Ink design team have come up with using these colours and give them a try yourself.



  1. I think you did a great job with it, it looks lovely! Thanks for the link to my blog!

  2. This looks awesome Kathy! Love the R&R technique on your trees. Off to check your link now, tfs.

  3. This looks great Kathy - a really special thank you card. You certainly changed how the woodgrain stamps looks - great effect!

  4. A great card Kathy, that technique is very cool, thanks for the link too! love your Rock"n"rolled" trees, very cute.

  5. I love those trees and how you stamped them! Gorgeous wood also! ;)

  6. What a wonderful background technique using the woodgrain stamp. Thanks for the link. Your card is very 'trendy', as is your new blog header!

  7. Love the textured look of this card and I am sure it will be well appreciated and expresses your thanks!

  8. This card is gorgeous with so many great details! I love the woodgrain, the distressed edges on the paper, the rock and rolled trees (and the cool shadowing on their trunks) and the way way you stamped the sentiment in the two colours. Love it! :)

  9. This was a fab colour combo. Wish I had time to play. You did a fabbo job on this one! Hugs xxaxx

  10. I don't remember seeing this one, but I LOVE it! Great job!


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