Published on June 18th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Using Texture to Enhance Cards
Hello! Today I want to share some cards with you, that incorporate texture on them using embossing folders. I am a texture junkie. I do not like my creations to look flat, so I add dimension and texture wherever I can, although I try to keep my pages from becoming too thick. I use my Cricut Cuttlebug and embossing folders to create texture to enhance cards.
First, you can use the embossing folders to create simplistic backgrounds that make your design pop. I used no patterned paper on this card, but it still doesn’t look simple. The wood texture adds interest to the background without being in your face. I used Varsity Letter for the big YOU, then Lacy Labels to cut the flowers. The embossing folder is Woodgrain.
This next card uses texture to enhance the design. How cute is a warty frog or toad? And especially cute with crown and flower accents. I used Create a Critter to cut the frog, then used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes to cut the flowers out. I embossed her with the Polka Dots embossing folder before adding the accents.
My next two cards use layering to add dimension and embossing folder backgrounds to add texture. Again, I used little patterned paper for this card, but I added texture to the background by embossing with a folder. I turned that paper over, more to give a debossed look, and then added strips of paper to look like a sun shining. I brought out the butterflies as brights by keeping the background solid and down toned. But they really pop because of the colors I used. I used Cricut Font and Basic Shapes for the butterflies and sun shapes. I used the Wicker Weave embossing folder for the background.
Lastly, this sunflower card. I embossed the background with Polka Dots, then added two doilies and popped up the second mat that was embossed with Preserves Embossing Folder. It gives a lot of texture to the card, but allows focus to be on the flowers and greeting. I used 50 states to cut the sunflowers, Picturesque for the leaves. and Wild Card for the greeting.
You too can find ways to incorporate more texture and dimension into your cards.