Think Different with Texture in Papercrafting

Texture is an important aspect of crafting. Color, layout, and the concept are essential to creating a finished piece, but texture is the extra element that can add complexity. Texture also satisfies that part of our brain that gets curious to touch and experience how something feels. We love the touch and feel aspect about cardmaking. The tactile experience of a card is what makes it go from pretty to OMG! In today’s blog post, we are sharing two texture rich projects by Elina Stromberg and Tenia Nelson. Enjoy!

Texture is an important aspect of crafting. Tenia Nelson and Elina Stromberg share their projects that feature texture with ink, paper, corrugated cardboard, shimmer and with Creative Medium. #papercrafting #shimmer #texture

Layers Of Life by Elina Stromberg

Embossing powders and texture pastes are an easy way to create texture and add dimension to your papercrafting projects. There’s no need to choose just one technique. The texture can be layered for creating eye-catching effects. On the background of this card, I first applied VersaMark through a stencil and heat-embossed using Vintage Plum Embossing Powder. Then I misted the background with Cherry Blossom Walnut Ink and dried with heat-gun. Re-heating the paper gently broke the embossing powder’s glossy coat letting the ink attach on the surface. The end-result was an amazing ceramic look! For the second layer of texture, I used another stencil with Metallic Copper Creative Medium. The butterflies and the quote text paper are water colored with the same Walnut Ink color used for the background bringing the overall design together.

Texture is an important aspect of crafting. Tenia Nelson and Elina Stromberg share their projects that feature texture with ink, paper, corrugated cardboard, shimmer and with Creative Medium. #papercrafting #shimmer #texture

Supplies

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  • White mixed media paper
  • Stencils
  • Visible Image – stamps
  • Cardbase – cream
  • Cardstock – red
  • Pink embroidery yarn
  • Scissors

Texture is an important aspect of crafting. Tenia Nelson and Elina Stromberg share their projects that feature texture with ink, paper, corrugated cardboard, shimmer and with Creative Medium. #papercrafting #shimmer #texture

Love You Card by Tenia Nelson

Hey, Y’all! Tenia here from Jazzy Paper Designs with a super fun handmade card. Imagine artists were challenged with texture for the month of March and I thought it would be fun to use corrugated cardboard for the challenge. I started with a stamped image that appears to have a lot of texture already in Rich Cocoa Memento ink and added splatter using Rich Cocoa Fireworks Shimmery Craft spray. Then I die cut the heart from a cardboard box and stamped a sentiment onto image panel using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I also added twine, washi, and sticker stitches. Once the front design comes together finish by matching the cardboard color of the heart to Kraft cardstock and add tiny heart stickers.

Supplies

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  • Concord & 9th – stamps
  • Cardstock – kraft, white
  • Embellishments – hearts
  • Washi tape
  • Sticker stitches
  • Twine
  • Heart die

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Feast Your Eyes on this Gold Saturation Project

Gold is especially an eye-catching color or an element to be more accurate. Gold seems to capture two things at once– a hue (yellow, rose, white) and an effect (reflective, shimmer, metallic). Something inside of us is continually drawn to the lively tension gold creates. In this blog, Mischelle Smith saturates a card with gold and contrasts with black with a Valentine’s Day card that is certainly elegant. Renee Zarate uses gold with a deep red that causes a different kind of saturation. In her gift bag project, the eye is overwhelmed with color creating a rich effect that also demands your attention.

Gold on Gold Valentine's Day card with StazOn ink and Gold Embossing Powder

Mischelle started by diecutting a heart and frame for the sentiment. She then embossed over the surface of both pieces using a brayer with VersaMark ink and Imagine’s Gold Embossing Powder. Since the embossed surface is nonporous, Mischelle stamped the heart with Jet Black StazOn ink. StazOn is a solvent ink and is compatible with most nonporous surfaces (perfect for this technique).  Mischelle then finished composing the layout with the additional pieces of polka dot cardstock, glitter paper, black ribbon, and embellishments.  The end result is an elegant saturation of gold with contrasting black details — an eye-catching take on a Valentine’s Day card.

StazOn used to stamp on top of Gold embossed heart! Valentines Day

Supplies

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Other
  • Watercolor paper
  • The Paper Studio – Glitter Paper
  • Close To My Heart – Hello Wonderful, Heart Thin Cuts, Rhinestones
  • Acrylic Blocks
  • Stamp Cleaner Pad
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Heat Tool
  • Diecut machine
  • Paper trimmer

Imagine Gold Embossing Powder on a red gift bag for Valentine's Day.

Renee explains, “I am a big fan of gift bags. It only takes a few minutes to personalize a gift bag and several could be made up in advance and kept on hand for emergencies.” Taking time to make a matching bag to a gift surely puts the thought of giving to the next level. This project involves using Versamark ink and Gold Embossing Powder to emboss the bag and Delicata to detail the tissue paper. Create a centerpiece with a large heart and sentiment, then choose a medium size heart for the bag border and finish with a small heart for the tissue paper. The beauty of the Delicata Gold ink is that it does not have to be embossed to pop out on a project.

Gold Hearts on Tissue Paper

Supplies

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Other
  • Paper gift bag
  • White tissue paper
  • Heat tool
  • Craft mat
  • Dina Wakley Media Heart Stamp
  • Inkadinkado Stamp