I am a huge fan of Karen D. and her Snippets blog! I think I pin her cards the most of any of the blogs I subscribe to! Recently she posted some gorgeous cards and then a tutorial on how to make beautiful and realistic looking woodgrain on our cards. Here is a link to her tutorial. This is my first card and you will see many more on my blog soon. I followed Karen's tutorial and will share the hardest part is waiting for the glue to dry:) After it does dry, you simply score from the back and apply distress ink direct to paper to the front, spritzing it to mix the colors. For this one I used Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw and Weathered Wood. I suggest attaching the completed woodgrain piece with strong two sided tape. I used a tape runner for this one and the corners and edges kept coming up. The woodgrain piece curls somewhat when the water is sprayed to mix the colors. I pulled out some new dies to complete this card. The brick wall and fence are from a die set called New England Stone Wall and Gate by Elizabeth Crafts. I cut the wall pieces out of kraft paper and sponged this with distress inks too. I added some green branches from Penny Black, a little red bird from Memory Box and a larger black bird from Impression Obsession.
I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and Crafty Sentiments.