Friday, July 7, 2023


Today's card celebrates the fun of texture.

Texture is always something I like to include in my cards as I feel it makes a card much more interesting.  For example, you can have an all-white card, but if it has many different textures, it is beautiful.  An obvious way to create texture is with embossing folders, but you can also create the appearance of texture with layers, dissimilar materials, or the pattern on Designer Series Paper.  Today's card uses all four methods.

The two Misty Moonlight Designer Series Paper patterns used for the background both provide the appearance of texture.  The Night of Navy and Pecan Pie cardstock pieces behind the Basic White circle are embossed with two different embossing folders.  The stamped flowerpot looks extremely textured, and the Wavy Trim provides a different kind of texture with its jute-like material.  And of course, all the different layers in different shapes and sizes and heights add even more texture.  (Gotta love dimensionals!)

This was a fun card for me to make.  As I added different pieces in different shapes and sizes the card just sort of evolved.  It basically designed itself.

The color of the background DSP is Misty Moonlight, a returning favorite, but as I "built" the card piece by piece, I decided to use Night of Navy for the rectangle and the fern.  I tried Misty Moonlight first, but when I laid a piece of Night of Navy on the card it provided just a tiny bit more contrast and made the elements pop a little more.  What do you think?

Because the background on the card front has an angle, when I cut the DSP for the top section, I had a scrap that was angled.

Being one to not let my scraps go to waste, I decided to use it on the inside of the card.

It carries over that angled design to the inside of the card, and I sort of like it.  What do you think?  Thumbs up or thumbs down?

If you would like a detailed tutorial for this card, you can download a copy at this link.

The products used for the card are listed below.

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