This card was a challenge for me, but I really like Tammy Tutterow's style, and she had a great tutorial in my Online card class! I had to try it! On her tutorial, she stamped the wood grain background, but I didn't have a wood grain stamp. I did have a nice embossing folder with this wood grain pattern by Darice. I ran it through some cored card stock, and I tried the dark brown cored card stock by Tim Holtz first and sanded it so the core would show through, but it was too dark. So I still used cored card stock but I used the back of it which is a more manila color and simply ran some Distress Walnut Stain over the embossed pattern. I did make the flowered background by stamping various flower images and coloring them in with copics and I did water color the background in Baja Blue ink. I then simply drew in my own stems and doodles. I finally found some plain seam binding so I could stain it myself. and that was fun to put the ink on my craft sheet, mist it with water and run my seam binding through it by mopping up the moisture of the water and inks with the seam binding and I crinkled it up and scrunched it so it would be wrinkled on purpose.There is a small vellum circle in the middle, and I did stitch along the edges and also in the circled stamped image. I did not have any felt to stain, so I used old book paper instead I made three layers of book paper and stained the top layer with Distress Peeled Paint, but I'm such a dork I put the card together with the book print words going upside down. I still like how the overall effect looks!
This card above was fun because the technique was from week one and the technique was to create your own background with the class theme colors but first you had to make a penciled plaid background with a ruler and then stamp the inked flowers over that. Then erase the pencil lines after that, and the flowers should look a little textured. Mine kind of look that way, but I probably should have made more lines in my plaid. Then the next step was to emboss a nice sentiment in silver embossing powder on vellum. This helps soften the loud colors of the stamped background.