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Here’s a Quick Way to Add Texture

Texture Using Thinlits

 

Is it any surprise that when we think of adding texture to a project we typically think embellishments?

This isn’t the case at all.

In fact you probably have the biggest resource of texture laden products sitting next to you- Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog.

Today not only do I have a blog hop by the magnificent Artisan designers I’m sharing, I’m also going to show you a way to add texture to a card that’s brilliant using a Thinlits die.

 

Flourishing Phrases & Coordinating Thinlits

Normally when I think of the word texture I think of do-dads that I can add to my card so that when I touch it I can feel bumpy or something.  That something could be a lot of things such as:

  • buttons
  • Enamel Dots
  • Ribbon

 

Obviously there are many ways to add texture to a project, but today I was thinking about adding texture that is subtle.  Something more flat in nature when applied to paper and one that will go through the postal system a little easier.

Flourish Thinlits

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

This week the Artisan team is focusing on the coordinating products Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits.

TWO fantastic products that can be bundled together to create texture filled projects.

I fell in love with the stamp set, but it was the Flourish Thinlits that tipped my love button all the way to the top.  This is a product that can add texture to a card in a way that is so subtle, and so beautiful.

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

 

By die cutting the thinlits in the same color as the card base, this intricate die cut added extreme interest to the card without adding a lot of bulk.

 

One thing I hear from paper crafters is this:

“Kimberly, I love all of the do-dads, but I’m not spending a dollar to mail my card filled with do-dads.”

 

Man, do I understand that statement.  Although the little voice inside my head says the same thing, I still send them.  Here is an alternative that you will not only love but I encourage you to try with other framelits/thinlits besides the Flourish Thinlits.

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

I decided to create 5 cards using the 2015-2016 In Colors along with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and one image from the Touches of Texture stamp set.

The large flourish in the coordinating Thinlits was the perfect size to use for the background.  I used Whisper White, the same as the card base.  Next to the large flourish I used the large splatter image from Touches of Texture to add in color.

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set has all of the greetings you can imagine.

 

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

 

The coordinating of products could not be any easier for this project.  Simple pieces such as the In Color Doilies, ribbon and Designer series paper created ease when designing this project.

 

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Each card is the same except for the color.

 

 

Tips & Tricks

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

 

A couple of tips & tricks when creating this project…

  • The Big Shot Die Brush is amazing when working with intricate dies.  HOWEVER, if you look closely at my cards above, you will see that not every intricate piece did I remove.  I loved how beautiful this looked with some of the small pieces still stuck inside the die cut.  It only added more interest.
  • Use a Glue-Pen when attaching intricate die cuts. It dries quickly and you can reach very intricate pieces with it’s very fine tip.
  • The designer paper pattern you see on each of the cards comes from the 2015-2017 In Color 12 x 12 Envelope Paper.  Gorgeous and thinner.

Texture, Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

See products used for today’s projects below in the clickable links and shop Online 24/7!

Your Turn! 

I’m anxious to hear what other dies you find to use this simple but effective technique when adding texture to a card.

Don’t forget to share with me or leave a comment telling me your favorite thing you love to use when adding texture to a card.

 

It’s time to take a tour and see what the other Artisans have created using the Flourishing Phrases and Flourish Thinlits.

Click the button below and your first stop will be Krista Frattin’s blog.  Let’s see her amazing creativity today.

Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

 

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Touches of Texture- Artisan Blog Hop

Touches of Texture- Artisan Blog Hop

Touches of Texture!

 

Just the title had me squeal for joy at first glimpse of this stamp set.

 

Let’s Create

 

I couldn’t wait to put this stamp set, Touches of Texture to good use and play.

I wanted to bring a few products and ideas together so I started this card with a completely different design than normal.

 

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

Typically, I start every single card with a 4-1/4″ x 11 card base.  Not today!

My hope is today’s card  will inspire you to try something completely different and create away.

Here are a few instructions to help you create today’s card.

  • The base of the card is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Whisper White cardstock. Attach a 1″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Moroccan Designer Seriers Paper to the right edge of the card base.
  • Attach a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ x 11-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″) to the card base using dimensionals to create the card. When attaching this piece, make sure to leave a 1/4″ edge so you can see the Designer Series Paper.

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

  • Attach a new piece of Moroccan Designer Series Paper (3″ x 4-3/4″) at a slight angle over the new card front so that the left edge meets the edge of the card base.

 

  • Now its time to embellish.  Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to  3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.  On the right side stamp the large splatter image using Delightful Dijon ink.  At the bottom stamp the long splatter image using Bermuda Bay ink.  Stamp the flower images over the previous image using Early Espresso ink.
  • Attach Moroccan Designer Washi Tape to the right edge of the cardstock.  Place a 1/4 piece of White Delicate Doily, 1/4″ x 3″ strip of Moroccan Designer Series Paper, and a wrapped piece of Linen Thread over the flower image.  Staple in place using a hand held stapler.
  • Stamp a greeting onto Bermuda Bay cardstock.  My greeting was from the Suite Sayings stamp set.  Die Cut image using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  Attach getting near Designer Paper strip.
  • Attach the card front to the card using Dimensionals.  Place Bermuda Bay Enamel Shapes to the card.
  • Enjoy!

 

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

While I’m sure this design is not unique, it definitely is a new one for me to try.  I love the layers and the designer paper that peeks out each side as well as the color combination.

 

 

Touches of Texture, Stampin' Up!

 

See products used for today’s projects below in the clickable links and shop Online 24/7!

Time to Hop!

Touches of Texture has the perfect amount of texture images as well as florals all mixed together.

Now take a few minutes to see the designs from the other Artisans.  Up first is Krista Frattin.  Her ideas are always light and fresh with a beautiful simplicity on every project.

Touches of Textures, Stampin' Up!

Touches of Texture, Stampin' up!