This card was made using the soot technique. When you view the card carefully you will see that there are two different looks. 1. The background soot look I stamped the image first then applied the soot and wiped off the excess. 2. The Oak tree was done by using the regular sooting technique. Where I applied the soot and then stamped the image. Take a look at this technique here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/re...otstamping.php This combined together gives the card a different look.