How to Create Texture in Handmade Cards

Christmas Card Tutorial Showing ways to Create texture in Handmade Cards Christmas Card Tutorial focussing on adding texture Hello crafters, its Terri back on the blog today with both written an video tutorials. These tutorials will show you various ways to create more texture in your handmade cards, which really levels up the look of […]
September 16, 2022

Christmas Card Tutorial Showing ways to Create texture in Handmade Cards

Christmas Card Tutorial focussing on adding texture

Hello crafters, its Terri back on the blog today with both written an video tutorials. These tutorials will show you various ways to create more texture in your handmade cards, which really levels up the look of your card and makes it look more advanced.

For this project I decided to make a Christmas card as I had a super cute new stamp set I wanted to use. I thought this would be perfect for sharing tips on ways to incorporate more texture into your cards. I love texture and added interest on my cards, such as gems, varying the types of card and paper stock I use, having elements at different heights etc.

Starting Off

To begin your project you will need:

  • a scene stamp, or a bunch of different stamps that will work well together in creating a wintery scene (plus masking tape if you are going to do the latter)
  • a stencil
  • white pigment ink
  • a sentiment
  • Cardstock for your main panel, a mat layer and a scrap of card to make a low hill to ground the scene
  • I chose the following:

Process

First you need to colour up your scene image(s) in the medium of your choice. I chose Copic alcohol markers, but you can use whatever you feel like. Coloured pencils would work really well too.

Next, use your stencil and white pigment ink to create a snowy or starry background scene, depending on the look you’re going for and what stencils you have in your stash. I would recommend leaving this to then dry overnight or heating it with a heat tool to ensure the ink is dry.

The next step is stamping or die cutting out your sentiment. In my video, I show you how I used a lovely large vellum backed die cut to make use of the space at the top of the card.

Video link: https://youtu.be/HPKVFjmeazM

You assemble the card onto a card blank, with the mat layer, then your stencilled panel, hillock and fussy cut scene, popping your sentiment above. Next you get to pull out your Dew Drops and play about with how you want to arrange them. You can follow the often used tip of having embellishments in 1, 3 or 5s. Alternatively you can let your hands take over and adhere them wherever you think they should go! I must admit, I always plan out where I want my gems to sit before I glue them down.

Summary

Discounting the colouring, this card is really quick to pull together. The video is around 9 minutes long and I sped the assembly part of 4x, so you can see that it it was a fairly quick make, especially if you have pre-coloured images lying around.

The key to adding texture to your handmade cards, any cards or makes really, is using a variety of different materials. Therefore you can use textured card, mirror card, different types of ink, stencilling, embellishments like Dew Drops, ribbon or twine, buttons, embossing folders or embossing card stock using a stencil (did you know that’s a thing?). Alternatively you could try raising some parts of your scene on foam pads, or recessing some things back. Furthermore, texture and dimension are two things which really help you to level up your card making. Therefore they can help you progress on from a beginner stage and all of these techniques are not difficult. In fact, you only need to do one or two of these techniques on a card and you will really notice a difference!

Conclusion

So that’s it from me today. I really hope you enjoyed the tips in this blog and will pop over and watch the short video. I’ll leave some close up images below for you and will see you again in a few weeks. Happy Crafting, Terri x

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