Monday, April 20, 2015

Wood Grain

Hello and Happy Monday!
This month's Sweet 'n Sassy release makes it easy to create projects that our guys will treasure so I thought it would be fun to create a background for a masculine card.  A Wood grain background was a natural choice to use with the"Mr. Fix-It" Clear Stamp set. 

Here's what you will need to create a simple wood grain background in just a few steps.

 I chose a kraft base, white craft paint and vintage photo distress ink for my background but many different looks can be achieved by changing bases, and/or paint colors!

Paint with long strokes using a DRY brush leaving card stock peeping through. 

Score lines at random distances, horizontally along the painted layer then sponge distress ink in score lines.

 Using two different sized hole punches, punch a few holes in the "wood". 

That's it! Easy Peasy!

Mr. Fix-It

For a look at this month's release please stop by our store HERE!


  1. Angie - is it white acrylic paint? Nice effect and great masculine card

  2. Thanks for the tut! Great card!

  3. Sometimes I use my artwork to make a card but I am not a card maker as such. But I know how hard it is to choose a nice card for a man. I think your card looks great. Thank you for visiting my blog and for becoming one of my latest followers.

  4. What a great way to create a stunning woodgrain bg, Angie!!!! I love your great masculine card!!!


You make my day with your sweet comments!!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

A Birthday and IC Challenge

Happy Saturday to you!  I hope you are enjoying this summer day.   Today is Saturday so I have a card to share for the IC challenge at Sp...