Texture Issues…

Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike porridge?  It makes me gag.  Always has.  Even when I fed my babies Cream of Wheat, I’d have to look away as I fed them, or I’d gag.  It’s silly; I know it’s good stuff and most people love it…but it’s the texture…that I have issues with.

Dry embossing on the other hand?  Is a texture I have NO issues with!  I love what it does for a card or paper project, with so little effort!  And it doesn’t ask for much more than that to look finished!  Here is a sample of some cards I made with new embossing folders from the store.

For this card, I die cut the opening first before embossing as I knew that running the embossed card stock through the Sizzix BigShot to die cut it would flatten what I’d already embossed.  (You’re welcome, this tip has been sponsored by the Voice of Experience!)  Then I stamped the images and sentiment, heat embossed them, and adhered the dry embossed card front with dimensional adhesive.  I especially love this Anna Griffin embossing folder!


Then I embossed a variety of designs on kraft card stock and used them for these next two cards.  For this card, I punched out butterfly shapes from 3 different patterns and adhered them over a strip of corrugated cardboard that was laying on my table and was easier to use than get up and put in the trash can.  Some white thread and white heat embossing complete the look.


And finally, I washi-taped three strips of assorted designs together and punched out a heart out of the middle of them.  It’s placement was dictated by how far into the punch I could insert the card stock.  One of those Anywhere-At-All-On-The-Page-Punches might have been a better idea but I didn’t have one.  I filled the heart shape with buttons and then filled in the bitty spaces with pearl dots.  I tried to go in a sort of “ombre” direction for the button colors, but I might be the only one who can see it.


So, the inside of these cards are all blank.  As any and all cards I ever make, are.  However, my butterflies have bodies and antennae, and are flying upright; my buttons all have thread….so I’m hoping Lori will give me a pass on the insides.  (teehee)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you found something to jumpstart your creativity!

0 thoughts on “Texture Issues…

  • LOVE your cards Norine! Thanks so much…. I have to start using my embossing folders more than I have been….

  • Thanks for the great ideas.  Simple but effective. You are braver than I am, I could never show Lori a card that isn’t finished on the inside. LOL.

  • I know all about the texture issue….I am like that with cottage cheese….I gag just thinking about it!  Love your cards….especially that fabulous button heart!

  • Norine, you’re cards are gorgeous and I totally lol’d at the asking Lori for a pass on the insides due to the other requirements being present 🙂

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