It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
The theme for today’s Be Inspired Hop is “Texture.” How fun is that?! Texture is an important element on cards – rough, smooth or shiny elements can take a card from plain to wonderful. I’m highlighting two techniques that help add lovely texture to our projects – I hope you love as much as I do. If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from an amazing birthday card from my talented Australian friend Louise Sharp.
Can you spot the elements of texture in this card? Hint: they are not hidden. 🙂
- Elements of Texture. There are so many ways to add gorgeous texture to a card. Two techniques are featured on my card today. For starters, I ran a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock through my Big Shot with a Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to create the lovely floral pattern on the top of the card. Such a simple way to add an impression to the paper. Here’s a look at this set of embossing folders:
After I stamped the big flower from Beautiful Day with Archival Basic Back ink (and let it dry), I spritzed the back of the flower with Stampin’ Mist and crumbled it in my hand. I did this over-and-over until the flower was fully crinkled. You can use water, but the Stampin’ Mist smells so good! I snipped the flower out and attached it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. There’s a third element of texture on this card – did you catch it? Take a closer look at the cardstock. Crumb Cake cardstock showcases flecks of subtle fibers that add a lovely texture without taking away from the smooth, neutral surface.
- Thanks. This bold, graphic sentiment works perfectly with this bold, graphic flower, don’t you think? I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to “paint” the “THANKS” from “THANKS kindly” in One Big Meaning. The modern sentiment gave me just what I wanted for this card. One Big Meaning is an often-used stamp set – so happy to have this collection of sentiments in my stamp room. Here’s a look at One Big Meaning:
- Soft Color Combination. My design for this card started with a Wisteria Wonder flower. The Pear Pizzazz leaves were an easy choice (I stamped the image twice and snipped out two flowers when the image only has one). I showcased them against a Crumb Cake backdrop to complete the trio of soft, gorgeous colors. If you are inspired by this combination of Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz, please save this:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, One Big Meaning Papers: Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker Accessories: Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my super-talented German friend, Janneke de Jong at Happy Stampin’. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Louise Sharp
- Brian King
- Janneke de Jong
- Tanja Kolar
- Monica Gale
- Cathy Caines
- Carolynn Sander
- Maike Beimler
- Jenny Hall
Here are links to the products I used to create this card: