Inspired by Loll - CASE 8 - wood grain technique

Hello friends,
I am glad you took out time to visit my little crafty place. As some of you  might know that I am doing a CASE series of Loll Thompson's work, this CASE has an amazing technique called the wood grain technique. The technique is inspired by a very talented crafter, Karen D from Snippets. She has a step by step tutorial for this technique, which is super cool and fun. Linking her post here.  The card that I am CASEing is this, though it's more of the technique CASEing.

I went ahead and as explained in Karen's blog , I made this wood grain panel, and I loved it! As I didn't want to cut it, I used the whole panel (with a little trimming) for my card. Now I think I should have used browns, but while making I felt, all brown might not look great. 

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I used a Catherine Pooler stamp for the encouraging sentiment from the You did it stamp set. And rest is some masculine themed pattern paper and a speech bubble die cut. I hope you like my attempt and would give this technique a try too. I am on a mission to increase my masculine cards, so this card makes me happy!

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  1. That woodgrain background came out so perfect that at first glance I thought it's a pp .. brilliant execution dear 💓
    And thanks for sharing the tutorial link too.

    1. Aww.. so kind of you to visit dear. Am glad you liked it. Thank you so much. Hope you'll give it a try too!

  2. Ishani this is a wonderful example of wood grain - for this sort of technique you use what you have on hand - as long as the colours are 'woodish' !! I replied to your question on my blog on your previous post.

  3. Came out wonderful the woodgrain ! Good you didn't gi all brown a little of color looks Fab on the woodgrain!
    Masculine card stash..Good luck !

  4. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge blog. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  5. Great job with the wood grain technique Ishani! Your first try turned out PERFECTLY. No wonder you didn't want to cut it down. Looks awesome with the blue accents, and the multi-coloured framing. Very fun, creative, and masculine card Ishani! xx

  6. These are both fabulous! Great take on the sketch!

  7. Wow! What a beautiful technique and a stunning card! Awesome job with the's beautiful! So glad you shared this with us at Tuesday Throwdown for our create your own background challenge this week!

  8. Thanks for sharing the link to that great tutorial! You did a good job of your woodgrain panel. I like that encouraging sentiment, too! So glad you played along with us at As You See It !

  9. You're right - the wood grain technique is fantastic. Thank you for sharing it. Your big, bold sentiment on blue really draws the eye and the jazzy paper tucked in behind is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at As You See It this week.

  10. I will need to check out that technique, because this looks very realistic! Great little sketch and fun sentiment! Thanks for sharing it with us at As You See It!

  11. Fabulous masculine card! Love the woodgrain texture!


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