Monday, March 16, 2009

BC90 - It's all about Texture

Our Blogger's Challenge for the week is called "It's all about Texture." The idea was to use embossing folders or texture plates. Here is my card.

I actually used both a texture plate and an embossing folder (dots) which is hard to see on the photos. The dots are on the background scallop circle DSP, and I used a Fiskars texture plate that has butterflies and flowers on the vellum scallop circle. You can kind of see it on the picture below.

This card is just full of texture beyond the embossing. There are flowers, beads, micro beads, dew drops and ribbon.

You can see I used the beads and micro beads to add to the butterflies and give them more oomph. The paper is called Everyday Tango from My Minds Eye. It was a huge 180 piece pack of paper that I got on sale for 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby (I love that store!). The butterflies are from Spellbinders. The flowers are Prima's.

I wanted to comment also on a great post by Suzy at She posted a wonderful description of how she uses her paper for inspiration. This is very similar to how I come up with my inspiration for a card. I usually pick the stamp and designer paper I want to use first. I then choose my coloring medium and colors (usually Copics I must admit). I choose colors that will coordinate with my designer paper. That becomes my palate for the rest of the project. I choose embellishments that will correspond with the feel, theme and color of my project.

Go check out Suzy's explanation. She has some great ideas and I could not describe it better myself.

Julie Glasgow
Durango, CO


stampingtink said...

Great card! I love Suzy's work also and thanks for the link! I love the papers and the textures you added. This Tilda is just adorable! I think the flowers and beads add just that right amount of dimension to them. Just adorable!

Rachel Hope said...

So Cute!!!!

Ida said...

Super Sweet. Love the cheery color scheme and the pretty flowers and butterflies really compliment your image.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Wow--super cheery & pretty! Love the bright colors, great layout & all those fab embellishments!


Blog Master E said...

Cute card - I like the butterflies punched out of the patterned paper.

Monica said...

Beautiful card Julie! I love the colors!!Very springy!!

Christine said...

What a beautiful Tilda card! I love the butterflies. What a wonderful card!

Chrissy D said...

Love the details and colors of this! Beautiful! TFS!

Lim said...

Another beautiful card... This Tilda so sweet.
Beautiful colors and details.