It’s Saturday which means it’s time for another Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge as well as the Inspiration challenge on Splitcoast. This week I got to combine both because Stef picked a site I suggested as the inspiration site. When I went through my Pinterest craze, I found the English site Cox & Cox.  For my sample I picked this gorgeous wooden hanging heart as my inspiration piece.

The card sketch is a simple one which worked great for what I had in mind.  To invoke the painted wooden feel of the heart I brushed on Snowcap Adironback Paint dabber all over a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Kraft cardstock. Once it dried I embossed it with Tim’s Damask Embossing Folder.  The raised part of the embossing was sanded to let the Kraft cardstock show through.

The bottom corners of the layer were rounded before the edges were stitched. A piece of Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with one of Spellbinders new Grommet Tag dies.  A frame and sentiment from Waltzingmouse’s Fancy Phrases was stamped in it’s center with Frayed Burlap.

The sentiment tag was attached to the embossed layer with silk ribbon. The bow was topped with an EK success ribbon flower, I picked up at Target. The layer was adhered to a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded again to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to participate in one or both of the challenges! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

33 Responses to “Weathered Wood inspired”

  1. its beautiful!!!!

  2. It looks fantastic! It doesn’t need anything else.
    Have a great day!

  3. What a super card – love the texture and very pretty flower!

  4. this is so elegant. Beat! thanks for sharing the wonderful technique, too. gorgeous card! have a beautiful weekend, my friend! =)

  5. Such elegance Beate!! the colours are perfect and the flower is stunning!! The sanding is delicious!! must try that!!! Hugs!!

  6. This is just one stunning card. Love the texture and how you used this sketch. Thanks for always inspiring me with your creative style.

  7. Love the look of the sanded background! Gorgeous card, Beate! Happy Birthday, too!

  8. Absolutely beautiful … thanks so much for joining the IC fun this week.

  9. I adore this card, Beate. Its so feminine and modern. Once again, I love the use of the paint and the embossing. Have a lovely weekend! xx

  10. First, I didn’t get to comment on yesterday’s FUN card! Loved it!!! Such a happy card 🙂 Gosh, Beate, this card is fabulous! I must give this technique a try. How pretty for a sympathy or wedding card! Beautifully done, my friend, and thanks once again for your detailed instructions and for your inspiration!!!

  11. Ein toller Embossing Folder und wunderschoene Karte die du da draus gewerkelt hast! Die Blume kommt toll auf der Karte raus!

  12. Gorgeous card Beate! The embossed background looks amazing and love framed sentiment!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that weathered wood look with the embossing and the ruffled flower!

  14. Gorgeous, love the background and pretty flower! Stunning! Have a lovely day! : )

  15. I love the effect of the technique you used.

  16. This is just lovely, and what a cool background technique! I must try that. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Another beauty Beate!!! I love that flower and your use of labels is really another one of your great inspriations!!

  18. It is so original.The colours are beautiful and very inviting for a wedding invitation. Attention to detail! Love it.

  19. Amazing Beate. Very pretty.

    Traci Lord

  20. This is absolutely Gorgeous! I am going to have to CASE this one for sure!

  21. Loved it so much I had to give it a try. However, mine doesn’t have that wood grain look that yours does. Still I love it! You can see it HERE.

  22. Very beautiful technique, Beate, and a gorgeous card!

  23. Just gorgeous Beate!! It’s been awhile my friend. Hugs Linda Duke

  24. Oh my gosh! This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing beautiful technique, I must give it a try! 😎

  25. Very nice card! I like the paint/ emboss/sanded look! I’m so used to applying white ink after i emboss, that it didn’t occur to me to paint the cardstock, emboss, then sand–are you too clever, or what? 🙂

  26. So gorgeos and so beautiful technique!!!
    Love it!!!

  27. Elegant simplicity at its best! You created such a gorgeous background, Beate, which looks stunning with your pleated ribbon flower and new die. Love the pop of green.

  28. die ist ja ein traum meine liebe
    xoxo BA

  29. seriously gorgeous! the texture…that flower…wow!

  30. Oh how cool, just love how you did the embossed background, fantastic results and your flower just pops perfectly from it, I just bought that set of tags at the show I just went too, like how your sentiment fits perfectly 🙂

  31. This is absolutely stunning Beate! Love the beautiful pink flower and the embossing is a gorgeous folder!!

  32. This is just GORGEOUS, Beate! I LOVE the look of that embossing!

  33. Wahnsinig schön *schwärm*


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