Don’t you agree? To create even more realism, I sponged crumb cake ink along the edges and on the wood grain ridges. My card’s just a little lighter colour than our weathered old barn wood fence since I was itching to use my new Smoky Slate gingham ribbon to spruce it up too. Aren’t you so excited to have gingham ribbons back again? This one is a little wider, at 1/2” with lots of body and a nice soft finish. It’s even got a silvery sheen to it when the light hits it a certain way.
My dragonflies are cut out of the new Wood Textures designer series paper stack. I love, love, LOVE the white wood finish one! They are a cinch to cut out and separate like I did with my paper snips.
Get a closer look to see what I mean.
Wanna make it yourself? Here are a couple hints to recreate this card:
- I did spritz my cardstock with water (first time for me and I think it did make a deeper impression than without)
- Cut the full set of five dragonflies with your thinly and cut them down to get three
- Give your Basic Grey ink time to dry or a shot with your heat tool (I found it smudged the first time I started to work with it)
- Use liquid glue and a sponge to dab on the back of the dragonflies to get great adhesion to the ridged surface of the background
- Sponge the sides of the pinewood planks background before adhering your ribbon
Now you have some of my tips, here is everything you might need along the way:
I think this card would work equally well for a man or lady, (yup, even with the Pretty Label punch!). The colours are cool and neutral and the ribbon isn’t fussy. And who doesn’t like dragonflies to create a natural, out-of-doors feel? I think you can’t go wrong with a card with natural looking woodgrain with dynamic textured embossing folders just like this one!