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Published on June 18th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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You too can find ways to incorporate more texture and dimension into your cards.

Enjoy!

kris



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