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Creating Texture With Embossing & Embellishments

Good morning all,

Todays card is all about texture. I really wanted to use up some of the flowers in my stash as I hadn’t used them in a while so I grabbed the tub and set to work. To start I embossed a piece of kraft cardstock to use as the basis of the card and I used a piece of yellow printed scrapbook paper with a sizzix die to create a label shape. I knew that I wanted to add a pop of sunshine yellow, but not a lot to overwhelm the card. At that point I knew that i would pretty much cover all of the yellow label, but it would act as an anchor for all the other embellishments.

I picked up some seam binding from the fabric shop not long ago and the great thing about this is that you can recolour the ribbon to make it match your project. My original idea was to use the original off-white colour but it made the card quite bland. Instead I rubbed some distress ink onto a craft sheet, spritzed with water and dripped the ribbon into the pools of inky liquid. If you look closely at the picture you can see the gradients of colour- its so pretty, and I think it adds even more dimension to the card!

For the greeting I stuck a long strip of kraft cardstock onto a strip of pattern paper that incorporated the colours of my project. I notched the ends with scissors and folded the card strip to create a banner shape. Then I added a cute rub on.

I think this is one of those cards that will probably need a box for posting, otherwise we might flatten the design, so I better go and make one now.

Thanks for stopping by!


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