Texture, whether it’s visual or tactile texture, is a great way to add make an average card become a wow card. For today’s card I used the Gathered Leaves dies, the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper and the Come to Gather Ribbon to show you 3 ways to create texture on a card.
So, let’s start with the obvious texture here; that would be the textured leaves that were cut from Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Gathered Leaves Dies. In this set of 7 dies, 3 of the leaves (in slightly different sizes) not only die-cut but they also emboss at the same time. Notice the veins in the leaves? That gorgeous texture is what happens when you run it through a die cutting machine with cardstock. To make the texture a bit more visible, I sponged a little Sahara Sand ink over the veining.
The second texture you can see is the visual texture of the wood-grain print found in the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper Package. Event though the paper is smooth to the touch, your eyes recognize the texture and depth of the wood grain. This particular print is great to stamp directly on, which I did with the sentiment from the Seaside Notions stamp set. I think this card is a great masculine card or for any nature lovers out there.
The third use of texture on this card comes from the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack. The package comes with a Cajun Craze Linen Thread as well as the Crumb Cake ribbon with a woven center and satin edges. I chose to use just the Crumb Cake ribbon because I felt the woven center of the ribbon really complimented the texture in the leaves and the grain of the wood.
If you’d like to try using 3 ways to create texture on a card you can order the supplies below.&