I was looking for a different look for Father's Day. My sister-in-law recently taught me how to make the wood planks.
I used the Brown bag cardstock for the base of the card and for the planks. I cut a piece of the Brown Bag cardstock to 3 3/4 x 4 inches. I used a sort of dry dark brown stamp pad to make the wood marks on the cardstock. You can then stamp whatever you want on the piece. There are (5) 3/4 inch pieces cut. Paper should be layed with the 3 3/4 inch side laid left to right. I edged the planks with a dark brown ink pad. To make it easier to assemble I cut a piece of cardstock 3 3/4 x 3. I raised by planks a little with foam mounting tape. I used the 3 3/4 x 3 piece to apply my planks to. The first plank can be put right on the edge and all the rest will follow.
The second layer is Eggplant Brown Bag. I sort of messed up here. The cardstock is no longer available. There is a color called Cranberry Brown Bag that would do the trick. I roughed the edge a little and applied dark purple ink around the edge. It needed a little bit of something so I added the twine.
Scrap and Stamp Art March 2009 pg 18 April 2009 pg 42 September 2009 pg 16 December 2009 pg 50 January 2010 pg 20 (two cards) March 2010 pg 42 April 2010 pg 42 July 2010 pg 19 April 2011 pg 16 2nd place in Turquoise and Black Challenge September 2011 pg 23 January 2012 pg 18 October 2012 pg 17
I am a medical technologist at a hospital in Southeast Missouri. I work full time and love to do paper crafts and make cards. Actually I love most crafts, but have limited time to do them. I have 2 children and 3 dogs.