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Adding Texture to your backgrounds

Hi friends!

I'm back with some ideas on how to add texture to your designs using cover-late dies.

My idea behind these projects was to dry emboss a panel created with some colorful stripes. I love to use stripes in my designs and I refrain myself to use them so often but this time I wanted to share this technique.

I choose a christmassy color palette and used the Essentials Slim Stripes dies to cut out a bunch of stripes.

I use an A2 panel but this also works with any other size or even a partially stripped panel. Once I had all my panel covered with stripes I used the new Snowflakes Coverplate die to dry emboss it. I prefer this technique over die cutting because of the thickness of the paper and I think the impression on the paper is more beautiful this way.

Next up I used a sentiment from the set Floral Bauble Stamp and cut it out using the smallest circle die from the Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle. I also used a bigger circle die from this set cut out of gold cardstock to add some extra shine and texture. I decided to add some interest to this sentiment so I frame it with some berries from the Winter Berries Frame Stamp both gold heat embossed in vellum and white cardstock.

I also added some additional greenery accents using the Leafy Branch die with glitter cardstock.

While making these projects some other ideas came to my mind so I created some more projects following the same idea: dry embossing a background with colorful stripes:

For this project, I adhered four colorful stripes across a white A2 panel. I used the Essentials Ornate Banner die set to cut it out and used the Stitched Christmas Star Coverplate to dry emboss the negative piece of this panel. I foam mounted it onto a panel already cut out with the same Stitched Christmas Star Coverplate and decorated it with a wreath I had created using just the branches from the Floral Bauble Stamp . Lastly I added a sentiment from the set Christmas Presents Stamp. Since I used the same color scheme both on the stripes and the branches I decided to add my sentiment in black.

With the same technique, I finished up two more projects by just covering part of an A2 panel.

In this these last projects I used again the Snowflakes Coverplate die to dry emboss the stripped background and add the biggest snowflake from the Large Snowflake Set.

I hope you liked these ideas to try out with your backgrounds.

Have fun creating and thank you so much for stopping by!


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29 de ago. de 2023

All your cards are pretty!


Angy Hughes
Angy Hughes
29 de ago. de 2023

So pretty! Thanks for sharing your process.

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