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Pink Paislee – Cards: Textured Background

Hello, PP fans. This is Enza, and today I’m sharing a couple of cards featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. Dimension and texture are a must for me – whether I create layouts, cards, or even home décor projects, I always try to find ways to give them body and interest by using different techniques or tools. Both of my cards today showcase a textured background and lots of layers.Have you ever used embossing folders? If you are looking for a simple and easy way to jazz up your card backgrounds, these are definitely for you. They add lots of texture without being “too much”.

For the first card base I used a dotted embossing folder.

The plain cardstock in the Horizon Project Pad coordinates perfectly with the collection and comes in lovely colors; I chose a pretty pink for my card base. I then die cut two oval shapes in different sizes from patterned paper and adhered them to the center of the card, using foam adhesive in between the layers to create dimension. Right before gluing down the smaller oval, I arranged some leaf branches underneath it; they go all around the middle cluster, bringing in more color and texture. I also added a bouquet and a sentiment on the very top, and three little butterflies that I fussy cut from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

The second card features a leaf motif on the background. Again, I used an embossing folder, and I love how it turned out.

This time I used a scalloped circle nesting die set for the center of the card and, like in the first card, adhered the layers with foam adhesive. Once that was ready, I created a cluster of embellishments towards the left side of the circles with a chipboard flower and die cut leaves. The pink glitter paper in the Horizon Project Pad is beautiful, and gave the card the right amount of sparkle. To finish, I fussy cut the sentiment from the Phrases 2×2 Paper Pad and popped it on foam dots as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. How do you add texture and dimension to your projects? I would love to know 🙂

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