I first inked my wood grain stamp with Sahara Sand. Then I took a Soft Suede marker and "thumped" colour in small sections of the stamp. Once the finished image is stamped, the "thumping" technique has added a realistic element to the wood grain.
The seashell is actually adhered on a navy background to the inside of the card.
A large circle thinlits die creates the opening on the card front.
The bakers twine and flagged banners for the sentiment both add interest and texture to this masculine card.