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Simple Tips for Texture

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Hi Everyone it’s Susan. Todays Random Act of Cardness prompt is texture. If adding texture is something you’ve shied away from because you thought it was too hard then you might want to give these ideas a try. The ones I’m sharing today are quick and easy.

I used texture paste, some twine and patterned paper for my first card.

I used the Basic Circles Stencil from MFT and some texture paste. The stuff I used is older and not available any more but I did link to some below that would work. Before removing the stencil I used the palette knife and bounced it along the stencil to add texture. After removing the stencil and letting it dry I added it to the card base with some craft foam but first I tied some bakers twine around the top. I tucked in some scraps of patterned paper that I cut into banners and curled up the edges. I stamped the sentiment in red for a pop of color.

My second card is probably the easiest way to add texture.

I used an embossing folder to add texture to this clean and simple card. After running it through my die cutting machine with white card stock I cut it into 1 inch squares. I added the squares using craft foam for dimension to a 3 3/4 x 5″ white card stock panel and then added that panel directly to a white card base. The sentiment is stamped in black in and layered onto black card stock then adhered to the popped up squares.


My last card also used an embossing folder.

After running the embossing folder through my die cutting machine I blended on some Distress Oxide inks and added it to a white card base with some craft foam.  I added a few mini jewels and a simple sentiment to finish this one off.

How do you add texture to your cards?

Please share your cards with us over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook page.

I can’t wait to see what you make.



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Tuesday with Tara {take 289} Wonderful Pink

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!   Today I’ve got another card featuring the engraved 3D embossing folder, but I’m pairing it with a feathered friend decked out in PINK!

Yes, that’s right… I finally got my hands on the new Kitsch Flamingo Distress Ink Bundle!  I’ve paired it up here with some Picked Raspberry and a bit of Abandoned Coral.  The brighter colors did tend to sorta take over the color profile here, but you still see that pretty kitsch flamingo in the lighter areas.

For my background, I embossed on Brushed Silver Alcohol Ink Cardstock, then added some black soot Distress Paint over it and finally a bit of Black Archival Ink to really darken the edges.

It’s a pretty simple card, but the details in the dies & embossing folders really stand out!  I hope you like it!  I’ll be playing with my new Kitsch Flamingo some more and can’t wait to see what other colors I can make it work with!

Inky hugs,


Tuesday with Tara {take 288} Kindness Engraved

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Happy Tuesday!  Today’s word for our ‘Random Acts of Cardness’ Challenge is ENGRAVED, inspired by the Tim Holtz 3D Embossing folder I’m using on my card.  I’ve seen it used several times in stunning metallic varieties, and I was ready to do that for my card.  Once I actually embossed it I started to think that it would look amazing as carved wood instead.  So I’ll save my metal for another day and I’m sharing a card with a more rustic affect.

I realize that I covered up most of my background… but once I started with my design I couldn’t help it!  I hope enough of the engraved effects show through so you can appreciate it.  Using a foam applicator, I added some black Distress Paint to the front side of the embossing folder before inserting my brown card stock and running it through my Big Shot.  Once I trimmed it down to size, (I find the 3D folders tend to warp the size a bit so often require a second trimming) I used the same applicator to add paint along the edges of the paper.

I wanted to use some more of my prepared Brushstroke flowers around a sentiment on my card and I decided on this one by Taylored Expressions, stamped simply in black on a Kraft tag, which I tore along the bottom.  I arranged the flowers and found some ribbon to match.  Once everything was assembled, I added a few bits of shimmer accents with a Nuvo glitter pen.

Once I had all the pieces, assembling the card went together fairly quickly.  I like to snap a quick picture on my phone of the layout I decide on before I start adding glue so I can refer to it when I’m finishing up.  What did we do before we had smart phones, anyways?

In a world where you can be anything, Be Kind.

Inky hugs,