Today I am talking about how to add texture to your handmade cards!

It’s all about texture when stamping!  The more you can add texture to your handmade cards, the bigger “wow” factor it will have.  And Stampin’ Up! hit a home run with some of the “texture” items in the Holiday Catalog!  The biggest new item being the TIN TILE embossing folder.  WOW WOW WOW.  If you want texture, add this to your next order!  And there is a second awesome new embossing folder called CORRUGATED that is another must have for us texture lovers!

Besides talking about how to add texture to your handmade cards, I also wanted to share some projects with a new stamp that I have so enjoyed creating with.  It’s called Country Home and you will find it on page 43 of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

It’s All About How To Add Texture To Your Handmade Cards!

Add texture to your handmade cards quickly and easily. Jackie Bolhuis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Do you see all the texture here?  The Tin Tile Embossing folder is incredible!  I did not do any distressing or anything to the embossed cardstock on these 3 cards, I just wanted you to see the gorgeous texture.

Let’s Start with a Video

Today’s video will give you a closer look at these 3 cards, and will also share some tips for distressing the Tin Tile embossed cardstock–it’s a lot of fun and I can’t wait to create some projects with the distressing!

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Fun Fold Video using Picture Perfect Birthday

Country Home Cards

All 3 of my cards today were colored using an Aqua Painter and my ink pads.  I love the watercolor look and it’s quick & easy!  But make sure, if you are coloring with water, that you stamp your image in either Stazon or the old Archival Black that we used to carry.  You need an ink that will not smear when it gets wet.

Let’s take a look at the first card:

Stampin' Up! Card Design Ideas Using Country Home by Jackie Bolhuis

Besides the new stamp called Country Home, I also used 2 other new products: Chicken Wire Elements and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Card Recipe

  • Gray Granite Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score and fold at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Gray:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Linen Thread
  • Make sure to scroll to the very bottom of this post for the complete list of supplies used on today’s cards

Handmade Greeting Card tutorials with Jackie Bolhuis, Klompen Stampers

Like I said at the top, the image was stamped on the watercolor paper using the retired Archival Black (Stazon also works) and watercolored using my AquaPainter and ink pads.  Do you see the cotton?  For this I used the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  It actually smeared the black a bit, but I liked how it looked.

And here is the inside:

Greetings for the inside of your handmade cards.

Country Home Card #2

How to make a greeting card with texture by Jackie Bolhuis

On this card I used another new product.  The embossed layer is GALVANIZED METALLIC PAPER.  It works awesome with the Tin Tile embossing folder and truly looks like metal!

Card Recipe

  • Cajun Crazy Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score & fold at 4 1/4″
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper:  4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black:  2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ and 5/8″ x 2 3/4″
  • Water Color Paper:  2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Make sure to scroll to the very bottom of this post for the complete list of supplies used on today’s cards

Greeting Card Making Ideas with Jackie Bolhuis

Again just some quick and easy watercoloring using my ink pads and AquaPainter.

Card #3

Greeting card making ideas and how to add texture to your cards with Jackie Bolhuis

Card Recipe

  • Shaded Spruce Card Base:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Shaded Spruce:  5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Crumb Cake:  3″ x 4 1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper–cut with Layering Oval Framelits
  • Scrap of Gray Ganite
  • Linen Thread
  • Make sure to scroll to the very bottom of this post for the complete list of supplies used on today’s cards

Handmade card designs ideas with Jackie Bolhuis, Klompen Stampers

Check out the Crumb Cake on this one.  I used the new CORRUGATE embossing folder–it’s awesome!  just saying!

I hope you like my cards today and that you learned some new fun ways to add texture to your handmade cards.  Hopefully you also like that I am posting several cards in each post using the same stamp set.  I want to show you that you an make lots of different cards with just one stamp set.

If you like this stamp set, I hope I have inspired you enough to order it from me!  I appreciate all my faithful customers and it’s because of you that I can continue to share lots of projects and videos!

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