Darkroom Door products used:
* Checkered Background Stamp
* Scratches Background Stamp
* All Occasions stamp set.
* Archival Ink - Sepia
* Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain.
The background layer was created by stamping the Checkered background stamp onto white cardstock with Sepia ink and then sponging on different brown distress inks until I achieved the look I was after. I did the same with a piece of news print patterned paper.
The next 2 layers were created with the scratched background stamp. I stamped in a different colour and direction on each piece and sponged them with different coloured distress inks to create the look of 2 different types of wood.
I stamped "Happy Father's Day" from the All Occasions stamp set onto a piece of paper which had also been inked with distress inks, then attached it to a die-cut label frame which had been painted SIlver and then inked with Timber Brown Stazon to create a rusty metallic look.
Metallic brads, chipboard cogs from Twiddleybitz, and some hessian ribbon completed the card.
Here's another great card:
Notes from Sarah:
To create the background I stamped the Damask background stamp onto teal coloured patterned paper and heat embossed with clear embossing ink. I then sponged over the image with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink, and wiped the excess off the embossed areas with a cloth.
I was in a bit of a whimsical mood, so I combined images from the Steampunk, Artist, and Butterflies stamp sets as embellishments on the card. They were stamp in black ink on white paper and cut out. The butterfly wings and the quote have been raised with foam mounting tape.
... Great cards Sarah!!! Perfect ideas for Father's Day too!