Saturday, February 1, 2014

Textured Heart for The Card Concept

Texture was the name of the game for The Card Concept . . . use texture on your card. I pulled out a lot of different texture ideas, including metal and embossing paste, and I ended with dry embossed cardstock, heat embossing and lots of layering which provides it's own texture.

Here is my Clean and Layered design . . .

The inspirational photo for the challenge is noted below.  I drew most of my inspiration from the white trim on the house, which is especially drawn out in the white wood grain panel on my card. 

For additional texture, I die cut a heart window from the white wood grain and the diagonal stripe paper.  I stamped and embossed the hearts on the red card base, and then from a thin strip of pattern paper, I die cut strips to lay across the heart to add texture.  

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Cardstock from Bazzill and Simon Says (from January card kit)
Pattern Paper:  Fancy Pants from Simon Says Stamp Card Kit
Stamps:  The Stamps of Life
Dies:  Sizzix Heart Scallop Die
Ink:  Ranger Archival and Versamark
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Stampin' Up White Embossing Powder, K I Rhinestones,
Tools:  Sizzix Big Shot, Heat Gun


  1. Hi! I just posted a card to Card Concept, too. I'm the person behind you on the linky.

    Your card looks so Valentine-y! The layering is great, and the embossing adds that extra special touch.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. Pretty Valentine! Love all of the texture :) and patterns that you packed into this clean and layered card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  3. Beautiful card!. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

  4. I love the strips across your heart, and the embossed background with punched out heart is fab! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)