Happy Friday everyone!!! Today couldn’t get here fast enough. The week was dragging and cold. To keep my cool, I joined Addicted to CAS Challenge this week. Their code word is Texture. How interesting!! How often do you get a card with texture on it. Think about it.
So, the question is what is texture?
According to Webster, texture is the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface. For example a rough texture.
Well that is interesting, who wants a card with a rough texture. When you think of cards, you think pretty, smooth, subtle, funny, and bright. So how does texture play apart on a greeting card.
I will show you, take a look at the card I came up with.
Can you say texture? Yes, you can!! Guess what, it is rough!!! It’s a pretty rough card!!
You can see the thickness of this textured butterfly.
I saw Laura Bassen create a card like this and I wanted to give it a try.
1. I die cut 4 butterflies from Papertrey Ink’s Life is Beautiful die cut to create a butterfly stencil.
2. I attached the stencil to my white cardstock.
3. I mixed two distress inks colors with embossing paste.
4. I spread a thick coat of the color embossing paste over my heart stencil.
5. Once I was done applying the paste, I lifted the butterfly stencil and WALA!!
Have you notice that one of my butterfly antenna’s are missing. I think that is the beauty of this card and that is why I use the sentiment “Life”! Life isn’t perfect and sometimes neither are we.
I hope you like my card just as much as I like it.
BTH: My seven year old daughter made a card for this challenge as well, take a look here.
Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.
16 thoughts on “What is Texture?”
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OHH …this is so pretty. I like visiting your blog because of all the wonderful creative things you’re doing!
Elle, thank you so much for that comment. You are just as creative! You give me good ideas for things I want to do!!
Wow I’m loving that wonderful texture! Very PRETTY!!!
Thank you Jackie for the great comment!! Texture is fun!!
Wow, that is so cool. I’m kind of liking the texture style.. Awesome card
The texture card is fun to make.
I am always in amazement whenever I visit your blog. When I think that you have already outdone yourself, you come up with something that I adore! I love this textured card. The roughness just makes it stand out. The word “life” is extremely befitting for this card. To me the card symbolizes perfect imperfection… isn’t that what life is all about?!
That’s right Nikki. That is why I added the word life on the card because my butterfly was perfectly made and neither is life, which is still beautiful if you allow it to be.
Wonderful texture and glorious colours – thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at ATCAS – Sylvia.
Thank you Sylvia for your kind words. Thank you for having me.
Way to add some beautiful rough [:)] texture! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!
Thank you Vicki! Your card is great too. I love the different amounts of texture you added to your card. Each layer is a texture! Nice.
Yep plenty of texture on this gorgeous card, bright,bold and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at ATCAS and good luck.
Marie, thank you for your kind comment. Thank you for having me. Yes, I had fun creating this texture card. Your card is amazing too. I love the different size hearts you added to the front and the detail on the bottom of the card is awesome too.