Jan 9, 2021

Easy DIY Shiplap Paper (again) and a Dogwood Blossoms Branch

Hello and welcome!

I made today's card for our new theme at Allsorts challenge where Lynn is hosting and she selected the theme of "Favorite Color". Hope you'll join us for a chance to win. This week our prize comes from Pinksy Doodles.  I decided to use the beautiful Dogwood Floral Digi on today's card.

I must say I have several favorite colors, and purple, lavender or lilac is definitely one of them! Of course I just now (as I type this) realized I confused the Dogwood tree (which blooms in either white or pink) with the Eastern Redbud which blooms in a beautiful purple, and I gave this image the wrong color....

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I recently shared this card where I tried a new to me technique - Faux Shiplap, and today's card features the same technique with a different colored ink pad.

There are only two steps to make this Faux Shiplap, and I'm sharing the steps (again) in case you missed the other card.

How to make your own shiplap paper:

  • Score a piece of white card stock 3/4 inches apart using a scoring tool. You need to have good impressions so be sure to use some pressure when scoring. 
  • Next I used Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink Weathered Wood ink was used on this particular card - and swiped over the raised area. You will also transfer some ink next to the scoring lines but that's ok and this will just add to the look of shiplap paper (faux wood).

To make this particular card, I first printed the image (twice) onto white card stock, then used the faux shiplap technique above. Next I colored the leaves on this image panel with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and I used the flowers from the other printed image which I fussy cut after coloring to add to the shiplap image panel. Some pearly accent dots were added to the flower centers. 

An old script stamp (options) was used around the image with Versafine Onyx ink for some interest. My script stamp is cling so I can bend it and use only portions of the stamp. The image panel was layered onto some pastel purple card stock and then adhered to a white card base. 

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Creative Craft Cottage Challenges - use a digi // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog - hand colored image // Lost Coast Designs - beginning with "B" (blossoms) // The Crafting Challenge - Something New (new image) // Simon Says Stamp - Something New (New Image) // 

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A Bit More Time to Craft // A Perfect Time To Craft // Classic Design  Challenge // Crafts Galore Encore // Creatalicious Challenges // DL.Art Linky Challenge // Love to Craft // QKR Stampede // Crafty Creations // Creative Moments // Digi Choosday Challenge // Lemon Shortbread // Cute Card Thursday 


  1. Beautiful card.
    Happy weekend;-))m

  2. It's difficult to choose a fav colour isn't it Ellie. just like fav stamps, but love your treatment of Clare's Dogwood in the pretty purples.

    Super week last week wasn't it.

    B x

    1. That's true about the colors, I love so many of them!! And yes, it's always so nice to have many challenge entrants!!

  3. You've coloured it so prettily - love the background too.

  4. Love the faux wood/shiplap technique. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Stampede challenge. kReN on the DT. Join me at https://afourthlife.blogspot.com

    1. Thanks so much! Happy to join in whenever possible!

  5. Absolutely love this, fabulous wood effect and a really pretty design.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. A very popular choice of image and I love your choice of colours and a really super background.

    Kath x

    1. It surely has been a popular one! We planted a pink dogwood in our front yard a few years ago but it still hasn't bloomed! Maybe this will be the year??

  7. Such a pretty card. I think I might have a go at that technique.

    Thank-you for joining us for the January challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

    1. Thanks so much, definitely give this technique a try. It's so easy!

  8. Beautiful card!
    Have a great day!

  9. This is so beautiful, I love it! Thank you for joining our Digi Doodle Studios challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  10. What a great idea! I will have to remember to try this sometime.

    1. Thanks Amy. You will love this technique, and it's the most simple one too!

  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  12. Its gorgeous, love the shading. Xxxx


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