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There's something about textures that really make a card "feel" special. Today's two cool cards feature lots of tactile layers that combine to create a pretty "thinking of you" card for Spring.
My textured background was created with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party Core'dinations card stock, texture embossed with the Honeycomb Folder. I gently sanded the raised texture to bring out the white core layer of this specialty card stock.
Embossing TIP: Since I had planned on sanding the pattern, I used "no tabs" when running it through the Big Shot. I've found that the deep creases created by this folder using one tab often make it difficult to sand without tearing. Eliminating the tabs makes it a litle sturdier for distressing.
Clean-up TIP: Use the handy Dust Buddy to pick up your sanded paper remnants from your project and work surface. It's only $2.50 and picks up glitter and embossing powder, too! It's a must-have clean-up tool!
Next, I added a 4" x 1-1/2" strip of Lucky Limeade card stock that I had die-cut with the Large Scallop Punch, then embossed with the coordinating Delicate Details Impressions Folder for more texture. TIP: Always cut first, then emboss, so your texture doesn't get flattened.
I colored the Oh, Hello flower stamp with Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade markers before stamping on the Paper Doily a little right of center. I love how even the stamped image has a little pattern to it because of the surface texture of the doily.
I adhered the doily to the background piece, leaving the lace edges free, then trimed off the to make it flush with the panel. Then, it's ready to be adhered to the Pool Party card base with SNAIL.
This is a great shot of all of the layered textures. Notice that I used the "raised" side of the embossed elements on this version.
For the sentiment, I omitted the "oh" part by coloring the "hello" with Lucky Limeade marker before stamping. It was die-cut with a small Labels Collection Framelit and popped up with Dimensionals.
My horizontal version hides one side of the doily under the scalloped border. And, I flipped each embossed element so that "de-bossed" side was showing. I really love the look of the Honeycomb texture this way, especially when it's sanded—more smooth, but with depth! And, the scallop looks less like a lace edge and more like decorative ropes that are draped. These subtle details make all the difference!
Complete Supply List:
- Stamps—Oh, Hello
- Ink—Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade Markers
- Paper—Pool Party Core'dinations card stock; Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White card stock
- Accessories—Paper Doilies
- Tools—Honeycomb Texture Impressions Folder, Delicate Designs Texture Impressions Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Big Shot, Stampin' Sanding System, Dust Buddy, Dimensionals, SNAIL
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