Barn Board Not Just a Background

Rosewood Barnboard is featured in these cards from Lauralee.

So I lied, Barnboard makes a great background. Lauralee stamped with brown Distress Inks and quickly dipped the image in clear embossing powder. The Rosewood Daisy Head was stamped and embossed in white on scrap white. Gold glitter glue as added to create the flower centres. The leaves (sorry stamp unknown) was stamped with green distress inks and embossed with clear on scrap. Both the flower and the leaves were then cut and attached to the card. Unknown sentiment, stamped directly on the Barnboard image.

Lauralee created a gorgeous background technique by cutting the stamped Barnboard into strips and then attaching them to a base card either as “shakes” or board, as shown here….

I think the butterfly is a digital image from Hero Arts…beautiful! The “boards” are attached with brads. The Rosewood Friend is on the card in the foreground. A decorative edge was punched, a bit of ribbon and the card is done. Donna told me how Lauralee got the embossing just on the tips of the butterfly wings but I have completely forgotten. I will get in touch with Lauralee next week to find out.

UPDATE – Lauralee posted instructions for these cards on her blog. Making those butterfly wings pop is really a simple technique


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