Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What a Hoot - Faux Rustic Woodgrain Tutorial



I recently had the opportunity to create a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers on how to make this Faux Rustic Woodgrain Frame :) Now that it's done and is posted on the website, I can share the my little creation with everyone!




This card is a sweet little 4 1/4 inch square and it using a Clear Dollar Stamps set that was designed by Laurie Wilson called What a Hoot. This little fella made the perfect image to be showcased inside of the frame :) He has been watercoloured with re-inkers and been paper toled to make him dimensional. Before I adhered my homemade frame to the image I sponged the background on using various shades of greens and blues.





You can see some of the details in the frame and the inked embossed lines from the Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also inked along the edges of the coordinating designer papers, one of which was embossed the the swiss dots folder, then distressed them with my little distressing tool.

To finish off the card I tied on some ribbon and added my little oval sentiment using a jump ring and some linen thread and dressed up the corners of the card with some matching green dew drops. Now that you have seen my little card and clicked on the link to the tutorial, I want to see what you create! Go ahead and give it a try! It's so easy that you won't even believe it :)


Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - What a Hoot
Paper: Gina K, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Watercolour, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Craft Whisper White, Versafine Onyx Black, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Distressed Stripes and Swiss Dots Embossing Folders, Square Nestabilities, Dew Drops, Mini Brads, Mat Pack, Peircing Tool, Small Oval Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Aqua Painter, Re-Inkers, Distressing Tool, Sponges, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Linen Thread

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21 comments:

Beautiful Greetings said...

Great tutorial Kim! I love this card and will be checking out the cute owl on CDS

Hope said...

Wow, I love this card. The colours are wonderful and the owl in the frame is brilliant. Love it. :)

Sandra Farrell said...

Very beautiful. I saw this on splitcoast today and now I need to try it out myself. TFS

Patti J. said...

Beautiful card! Love the technique!

Gloria said...

Great tutorial Kim, can't wait to give it a try. Your card is too sweet.

Kim Nath said...

Thank you so much for your tutorial! I have been hoping you would do one, this is such a super technique. And your card is so adorable.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that is so cool, now I really need to go out and buy that embossing folder :)

Wendy said...

How much fun is this Kim!! The wood frame turned out fantastic!! Will have to give this a try!!

Olena said...

Beautiful card! LOve it! ~Olena~

NormaB said...

What a great card and tutorial.

Dana Joy said...

Wow....this is gorgeous. You did a wonderful job on this card. I love it.

Edith said...

Very cute card, Kim. I saw it at Splitcoaststampers today. I love the technique and as usual, colors are fantastic! Great tutorial!

Softpencil said...

Great tutorial and very beautiful card!!! thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Wonderful technique, Kim. I've noticed you using this for the past several months. Thanks for sharing your method!

True :) said...

Another pretty card Kim! Love everything about it! I saw your tutorial in the "Don't miss it" section of SCS and had to come comment on your blog too! Thanks for the awesome tutorial by the way. I have been admiring your faux wood for quite some time now and really appreciate you sharing the technique with us. You ROCK!!!

Calandra said...

This is beautiful Kim. I will have to try it.

the funkie junkie said...

Wow Kim, saw your wonderful tutorial on SCS and loved it. I'm sure it will be a valuable new technique to use. Thanks for so generously sharing your knowledge.

Cindy Lyles said...

LOVE your tutorial!!!!! Going to try this - awesome!!!

Angel said...

so amazing! seriously! love your coloring, this technique, all of it!

Laurie tx stamper said...

FABULOUS tutorial and what a darling card!

Steph said...

the owl is too cute!! Thanks for the tutorial-I'll have to try it out! You're awesome..luv your work! Thank you for sharing Kim! Ü