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



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

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

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

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

  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 :)

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

  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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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