I'm using one of my favorite 6.5 x 9" wood boards from Michaels for this project. I find I use decor projects for Halloween more than cards, so I'm going that route today. I added paper from the new Regions Beyond paper stash to the wood surface using Multi Medium. I did add a layer of Multi Medium over the top of the paper to seal it.
I want to use a dark Texture Paste through a stencil (you'll see why in a minute) so dripped a small amount of Ground Espresso reinker into the Texture Paste. I made about twice as much paste as I needed for this project. Lesson learned.
NOTE: it's important that some of the ink gets onto the white center of the card.
NOTE: did you notice what happened to the excess ink that was on the white center? It now looks like it is part of the card.
now carry on,