What is Texture?

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.

Life

Can you say texture?  Yes, you can!! Guess what, it is rough!!!  It’s a pretty rough card!!

Life side

You can see the thickness of this textured butterfly.

Life close up

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.

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSWhisper WhiteStrawberry SlushDaffodil Delight CSDistress Ink Mustard SeedDistress Inks Picked RaspberryLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

 

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

~Kymona

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Clean & Simple Card Class – Day 10 Textural Effects Part 2

So, I’m back again with another post on textural effects by Stephanie Klauck.  This second technique combines sticky embossing powder, glitter, and masking with a very clever twist.  I had fun trying out this technique.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday

  • To create the clean frame, I used washi tape to mask off the edges of the cardstock.
  • To create the shiny balloons, I used the heat and stick powder and a mask to add the different colors of glitter.

Let me know what you think of my embossed card.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Worn Lipstick  Distress Ink

Worn Lipstick
Distress Ink

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana
131175

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

Blending tool

Blending tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat and Stick Power 100625

Heat and Stick Power
100625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used random glitter, washi tape and a black pen for the balloon strings.

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Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 9 Textural Effects

In today’s class we learned a couple of different techniques that had textural effects.  The first one was Dry Embossing.  I’ve seen this technique before but haven’t really played around with it until now.  My card features a variation on selective dry embossing that leaves a portion of the design flat, while the remainder is embossed.

I was so excited about starting this technique, but quickly became discouraged because the embossing wasn’t coming out clean and crisped.  I tried at least five times before giving up.  Take a look at what I mean.

Textual Effect Mistake

When you look at the above picture you can see where the embossed image fades out and it isn’t suppose to.  The embossed image shouldn’t fade, it should only be in the area you actually want the embossed image.  So, I turned to my fellow classmates and teachers for some suggestions on what I’m doing wrong.  After trying again, I finally got it right.  Take a look.

Thank You textual effect

You can see exactly where I wanted the embossed dots and where I wanted a clean clear circle with no dots.  That’s dry embossing.  I’m so glad I was able to get this technique down pack.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Perfect Polka Dots 117335

Perfect Polka Dots
117335

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
113439

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Holtz  Embossing Diffusers

Tim Holtz
Embossing Diffusers

Another Thank You 133454

Another Thank You
133454

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana
131175

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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