The more you can add texture to your handmade cards, the bigger “wow” factor it will have.  Today we are using the Tin Tile 3D Embossing folder to add amazing texture and fun to your cards. It really amps up the fun in not only card making technique but in creating those beautiful handmade cards!

These are actually cards I have a while back but I wanted to bring them back for those of you who are new to following me.  A few of the items used on the cards are now retired, but you can easily substitute other great card making supplies and embellishments.  The star of the cards–the Stampin’ Up! Country Home stamp set and the the ‘Tin File’ embossing folder is available.

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.

How to Add Texture to Your Handmade Cards | Video Tutorial

This video will give you a closer look at these 3 cards, tips for distressing the Tin Tile embossed cardstock and in general it’s a great example on how to add texture to your handmade cards. As a reminder, this video was filmed a couple years ago and may contain some retired products.

Add Texture to Your Handmade Cards With 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

(sorry–Chicken Wire Elements is no longer available)

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

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

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″ (this is no longer available, but the Brushed Metallic Cardstock would work great)
  • 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″

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

Handmade card designs ideas with Jackie Bolhuis, Klompen Stampers

Sorry, the CORRUGATE embossing folder used on this card is no longer available, but any other “textured” embossing would look great.

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 can 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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