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Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Cardmaking 201, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial | 6 comments

Tutorial: Wood Grain Technique

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Wow – we have a really special treat this week from Gina K! Gina can be seen on Stamp TV and her original blog post for today’s tutorial can be found here… at Gina K. Designs! I thought that this would be the perfect time of year to showcase this really neat masculine card. One of our next deadlines, for Father’s Day cards, is coming up on April 30th! That’s just around the bend! Now, nothing says “masculine” like woodsy colors, wood grain patterns and textures and brads that look like a phillips head screw! Just look at this beautiful card… Gina used a wood grain embossing folder AND a wood grain inking technique to make this beautiful focal point.


Here is one of Gina’s latest videos that will teach you how to do the wood grain inking. It’s so easy and fast – it will blow your mind.

The original post also included these measurements and supplies used:

Ivory Card Base- 4 1/4″ X11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded in half
Dark Chocolate Layer- 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″
Ivory Cuttlebugged Layer- 3 3/4″ X 5″
Dark Chocolate Focal Image Layer- 3 1/8″ X 3 5/8″
Focal Image Layer- 3″ X 3 1/2″
Dark Chocolate Greeting Layer- 2 3/8″ X 5/8″
Greeting Layer- 2 1/4″ X 1/2″

Stamp Set- The Northwoods by Thersa Momber
Card Stock- GKD Ivory, Dark Chocolate
Ink- Memento Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa
Distress Stripes Cuttlebug Folder, Screw Brads, 1/4″ Pop dots, adhesive


I hope that you have enjoyed today’s tutorial! Please leave Gina some love here in the comments for sharing this great card with us today and don’t forget to play along using the InLinkz. Your card doesn’t have to be exactly the same as the one above… go ahead and give ANY of the techniques used a try and see how you do. If you don’t have trees, try any other masculine looking stamp! I can’t wait to see what you guys can come up with.

Don’t forget that we are always on the lookout for new tutorial ideas and suggestions! If you have a tutorial to share or a request for some kind of technique just drop me a line – nancy @ operationwritehome dot org is the way to reach me.



  1. It’s great seeing Gina K get involved w/ OWH.

  2. I love that card and technique that Gina did. I love how it works for a background for masculine cards too. I am a big follower of Gina’s and go to StampTV every day for inspiration.

  3. Thanks for the video, Gina! It is SUPER easy. What a cool technique!! 🙂

  4. I’m with Verna, I have that video site in my favs, cause I go there every day as well! Really love Gina’s style, it clean and always has a clear focal point. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great technique and a totally new one to me. I guess I should be spending more time over at StampTV with Gina 🙂


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