October 6, 2015

Texture Tips for House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I'm honored to be representing Design Team Team 2 at House of Cards and bringing you some tips on how to add even more texture with embossing folders than is perhaps at first obvious. I LOVE using them and for both my original card for this month's challenge and the one I'm sharing with you today, I've used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) from Stampin' Up!

Once embossed, card can be used with either the raised image upward (embossed) or downwards (debossed). I've used both for today's card, cutting the embossed layer with one of the Deco Labels Framelits...

Here's a reminder of the card I shared on October 1st at the start of the challenge...

Challenges for today's card...
#203 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#144 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#49 Word Play at AAA Cards
Thankful for You at Incy Wincy Designs

I'll be back on Thursday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Hi Em, great card and love the woodgrain effects. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Great cards - love the texture! Jo x HOC/DT friend

  3. The woodgrain goes so well with your CAS Thanksgiving theme. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

  4. A fabulous take on our wordy challenge and love the dimension and texture here
    Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards. Sarah

  5. Love this card with the wood grain effect!

  6. Hi Em both of your cards are gorgeous. Hugs Jackie

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. Great tutorial Em, both of your cards are beautiful and the texture is stunning! I will be embossing my layers now! Donna HOC teamie

  9. Hello Em, Both cards are fabulous, great colours.

    Jade xx

  10. Beautiful cards, Em. Love that woodgrain embossing. So elegant on these cards.
    ♥ Lena - DT
    Lena’s Creations

  11. Very beautiful EM lovin' those layers. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 203rd AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  12. Both fabulous Em, could not pick a favourite, love the texture you have achieved, hugs xxx

  13. A lovely CAS card design. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  14. Really nice card clean and simple but lovely
    thanks for joining incy winxcy
    Lynne DT

  15. Two great cards and love the embossing! TFS

  16. Lovely textural cards, Em Louise. Beautifully CAS. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards. Melissa - DT

  17. Great use of texture and dimension to highlight the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

  18. Love both of your cards! They are so elegant! :) Hugs! Katy-HOC Teammate :)

  19. Hi Em! Beautiful cards and great tutorial! Thanks for doing the tutorials for our team!
    Donna (HOC Teammie)


I love to read your comments. Thanks for taking time to leave them!

Em xxx