Virginia, who I introduced yesterday, made a card using the Joy!Crafts Lavender paper pack. A paper pack that I absolutely love but is not longer available. But ... I want to do this card as a class. Mostly because it uses a 3D basket from Leane Creatief that I think is under utilized and deserves a spotlight. Joy!Crafts did come out with a paper pad similar to the original but it is lacking the one wood panel page used in Virginia's card. So I had to go about recreating a wood panel. Here's my attempts:

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First I used an embossing folder and painted one side with Cosmic Shimmer Cloud Inks spritzed with water and used it as a stamp and pressed onto the light purple card stock (sample on the left). Not 100% sure this was the right technique, I then used the same Cloud Inks on the embossing folder but gently ran it through the die cutting machine (sample in middle).

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More punch on that one, Looking more promising. But not feeling it's quite right. Lastly I used the Nellie Magic Foam and pressed the embossing folder into the foam (needs to be heated up with a heat gun). Then I used my pigment inks and pressed onto the same light purple card stock (sample on the right). When I lined up everything with the background paper and embellishments, all of these looked busy.

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Last option for me was a wood grain stamp from Marianne. I used pigment inks and the Position-It stamping tool because I wanted to layer up with a few different shades of ink. Once dry, I did run some shades of purple in the cloud inks over the card stock to give the purple some variation. I'm actually pretty happy with the finished card. I think the pattern being closer together and thinner wood planks in the pattern, works nicely with this card.

Original I was replicating on the left and my version on the right. Icing on the cake ... this Joy! paper pack had several pages of pre-printed tags, so I used one of those on my card. Worked perfectly!!

Until next time,
Happy Crafting!

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