Friday, October 28, 2011

Texture challenge

This week at Lily Pad Cards, our challenge is to use texture on our creations.  I just received this gorgeous peachy lace from Sue and thought it would be a good starting point, and everything else was built around it.  To add a little more texture I used an embossing folder and some ink to create this background using the faux letterpress technique.  Basically you ink the flattest side of the embossing folder before you emboss it, and the ink transfers to the background, while the design get pushed up.  Just an eensy bit of stamping today, for the sentiment on the tiny tag.

LPC Texture

supplies: white cardstock, cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder and tattered rose distress ink, Webster's Pages "Hollywood" Designer Trim, PTI flower die, peachy pink cardstock, decorative brad from Basic Grey "Sweet Threads", PTI tiny tags die and sentiment, Hero Hues latte chalk ink, Hero Arts CH173 Hearts Accent Pearls

Please visit Lily Pad Cards to see what the rest of the DT did this week, and then make a card with texture to win a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!

27 comments:

  1. So elegant. Love the texture you made using the folder.

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  2. Gorgeous card Lin - that sounds like an easy, peasy technique but I'll bet i can mess it up! Jo x

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  3. This is just so lovely and soft. Love it! (That little pink heart pearl in the tag is the perfect touch)

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  4. Nice to have you back Lin! A beautiful, soft and delicate card!

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  5. Pretty, pink card, Lin! That lace is so beautiful and I love the tiny tag!

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  6. This card is really pretty Lin, love the softly inked background and the stunning lace and flower.

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  7. WOW I LOVE this Lin - this is so elegant! Just love that flower and the soft colors!

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  8. Simply gorgeous Lin! Love the peach flower!

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  9. Thank you for the explanation of the Faux Letterpress technique: something new for me. I love the way you've used that lace as the start of your inspiration & the way the colours work with it. That little heart gem on the tiny tag is just delightful & just makes such a huge difference to the whole design the way it is placed tucked under your flower. Just delightfully educational for me in terms of design.
    Paula (PEP)

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  10. this is truly one stunning card lin....I love this technique...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  11. What a stunner, Lin! You are really into this letterpress technique and it is so lovely! These soft colors are fantastic and love the little tag.

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  12. absolutely gorgeous card lin!! and you do that faux letterpress so beautifully - love it!

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  13. Wow, I love the background! So soft and dainty!

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  14. BEAUTIFUL texture! It's in your embossing and lace and that beautiful layered flower--GORGEOUS! LOVE that pearl in your hole on the tag! LOVE:)

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  15. I love the colors and embossed image!! So classy and beautiful,Lin! Your card is always made with the best craftsmanship!

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  16. It is so pretty and elegant Lin! Love it! Have a great Sunday!

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  17. Uh, that PINK, is like spun sugar! Love the lace and flower together and that precious little heart on your tag! Wonderful dt inspiration!

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  18. Wow, this is gorgeous Lin - so inspiring as ever!
    I'm hopping over to the Pad now, then to my craft desk I think. Gotta try the texture!
    Rx

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  19. Oh, Lin, this is fabulous! So soft and ultra romantic, lovely colors!

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  20. So pretty Lynn! Lovin' the textured background and sweet 3D flower!

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  21. Love your card...the textures are beautiful...and that flower is just adorable...love it

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  22. beautiful soft colors. gorgeous card, Lin! love it!

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  23. Gorgeous textured card, Lin.

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  24. Soooo Pretty Lin!! Love how you used the lace and built around it....very effective! Hugs.....

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  25. Gorgeous card! I love the vintage feel and the faux letterpress is perfect!

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