I accomplished a couple of things with this card -- I tried a new-to-me technique (the wood-look background) and used a not-yet-used embossing folder (the music score). My wood background looks like someone turned a three year old loose with a paint brush and a can of stain, but I still love it.
When I saw Kathy Krug's background on this card I knew I'd have to try it. Now I'm wondering if I'll ever get around to using all that wood grain designer paper I have, because this is so easy and turns out fantastic.
Score white paper every half inch and swipe two or three shades of ink straight down. The embossing after scoring is optional. I scored, swiped two shades of brown, then embossed and swiped the third, darkest brown. Make sense? Kathy sent me a link to the video where she learned the technique: Weathered Wood Background
I may try it in a color next time, like old paint.
The rest is die cuts and the music-embossed oval and one little sentiment. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and used both white Nuvo drops and Glossy Accents for enhancement. All details are in the recipe below.
I'm onto the next coloring project which needs to be finished soon for mailing. It's not always easy to find time for stamping in the summer, but we somehow find time for the things we love, right? See you again soon. Till then... wishing you a happy day!
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Bird Notes sentiment Paper: Neenah 110 lb white, SU So Saffron and Old Olive Ink: Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain, CTMH Parchment (on embossed music score), SU More Mustard to sponge bird's wings, Copics for coloring Accessories: Nuvo Gloss Simply White Crystal Drops, Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Sizzix Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Darice Sheet Music embossing folder Dies: Spellbinders Elegant Ovals and Classic Ovals, Elizabeth Craft Birds, Poppystamps Sylvan Sprig, Memory Box Saraphine Laurel