This was one of the techniques we did during my May technique classes. It's called Faux Woodgrain. It's been around for a while, but has seen a resurgence of late!
I've seen this done a few different ways, but this is how I do it:
1. Swipe a piece of More Mustard cardstock with a More Mustard inkpad, using your stamp pad direct to paper. Repeat with Creamy Caramel, then Close to Cocoa, and then Chocolate Chip (if desired)
2. (optional) Use a ruler and Chocolate Chip marker to draw lines for floorboards and nail-holes. Make sure to stagger your joins!
3. Now swipe with Whisper White Craft ink, and set aside to dry.
4. A final swipe of More Mustard just to finish off.
You can also do this technique using sponges instead of inkpads direct to paper, but I prefer the inkpads. It's really such a quick, but effective background technique. Perfect for masculine cards.
I used 'Thoughts and Prayers' for the rest of my card, and I think it's all pretty self-explanatory (lots of sponging!). The finishing touch is the brass Build-a-Brad. I love these things! It's so much fun to make your own brad that co-ordinates perfectly with your project.
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
ink: More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
card: More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
other: Brass Build-a-Brad, Large Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Curly Label punch, Eyelet border punch, Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip marker, Really Rust marker, Close to Cocoa marker, sponge daubers