Thursday, October 1, 2015

House of Cards: Color and/or Texture

Hi, all!  It's time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards, and this month we are focusing on using either a GORGEOUS autumnal color scheme, adding texture, or doing both!  Check out the inspiration...

I decided to use some of the colors, but focus on adding texture to my card.  I went with a holiday theme because it's getting close to that time of year!  Check out my card...

This sentiment is from a set that will be in the MHKDesigns Etsy shop later this month. :)  I printed it, then sponged around it and attached it to a cardstock mat with some gold washi tape for a bit of shine.

The texture I created using gold glitter paper is actually quite easy to recreate.  I LOVE the way it looks!  

To create a textured background panel like the one I made, follow these steps:
1. Cut a piece of glitter paper the size you are wanting to use.
2. Ink the "flat" side of an embossing folder with Versamark ink. 
TIP: The "flat" side is the side with wells for the paper to go when embossed.
3. Dry emboss the glitter paper.
4. Add embossing powder to the glitter paper and emboss. (I used green.)
5. Lightly dab the double embossed paper with white ink.
6. Emboss the white ink with clear embossing powder.

You could easily use other colors of glitter paper, ink, and embossing powder.
The options are endless! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today to take a peek at my card!  I hope you come and join the fun with us at House of Cards.  Don't forget to check out the AMAZING design team work, too!  They always blow me away with their creativity! ;)  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

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Anonymous said...

such a beautiful holiday card mynn! i LOVE the textured glitter paper. any tips for gluing/attaching glitter paper? i've tried both but mine always wants to pop off the card. :/

Monika Reeck said...

Wow Mynn...I love the glitter embossing paper you glittery...will try your step by step..adorable sentiment too...I was nearly pass not to join this time DT cause I have no good idea with texture on my card..and this time I CASE ing your card from.last october..luv your tutorial from.last year..oh ya did you get my two emails Mynn..
Happy being your DT member..hugs..Monika

Merethe A said...

Hi Mynn. This is a great technique for texture.
Fun to see what you other girls have made.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Michele K. Henderson said...

LOVE this Christmas texture! I love the way that glittering craftiness jumps right off the page! Very pretty card!
Take Care!

Merethe A said...

Hi Mynn, really great technique this is, and it looked fab.
Fun to see what you other girls have made.
(✿*‿*) Ma
Teamie HOC

Tammy said...

This is stunning Mynn! I love your sparkly textured background, beautiful sentiment too!
Hugs, Tammy

Unknown said...

Very pretty Mynn! I like the use of the washi tape, clever!

Em Louise Fairley said...

Mynn, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the texture you've created!
Love, hugs and blessings,
Em x

Rosmarie said...

Beautiful traditional colors for your Christmas card, Mynn! I love all the glitter and the fabulous textures you've created!
Have a great week!
Hugs, Rosi

craftysahmiam said...

Gorgeous technique and holiday card, thanks for sharing how you created this lovely background. Heather

Donna said...

What a great technique Mynn, your card is stunning! I will be trying this. Donna T.

Unknown said...

Mynn.... thanks for letting me be part of you this month ... your creation is beautiful, I love the background. thanks for sharing, and post in my blog ... Paula.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Mynn! This is such a fabulous Christmas card. The texture you created is amazing. Will have to try this! Have a great day!
Donna (HOC Teammie)