Five Ways to Add Texture

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Add texture to a card without adding bulk! I took a rather simple design and just by using texture, took it over the top. Here are the five ways I added texture:

1) embossed a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock with the Brick Walls embossing folder

2) sponged Whisper White Craft Ink with a sponge dauber over the cracks in the brick

3) tore the edges of the cardstock, exposing the inside layers

4) embossed the Real Red star with silver embossing powder

5) coiled a piece of metallic silver thread behind the star to provide a nice contrast with the solidness of the wall

Dimensionals on the back of the star pop it away from the wall, adding more dimension.

This card is intended for my neighbor, who is on his Badger Honor Flight today. The Badger Honor Flight is a program that flies veterans to Washington DC for the day, all at no cost to the veteran, as a way to say thank you for your service. On the return flight, each veteran receives mail call, with thank you cards and notes.

Badger Honor Flight – Patriotic

Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

The last in my series of cards for our family friend going on the Badger Honor Flight in September. Simple but quite arresting! Narrow strips of Real Red card stock are spaced out evenly to create the flag stripes, a banner strip of Not Quite Navy acts as a mat, and three stars of varying sizes cut from silver Glimmer Paper with the new Stars Framelits and Big Shot add some glitz.

Badger Honor Flight – Work of Art Two

Work of Art Thanks


The second card of thanks for our service veteran uses the Work of Art stamp set again, but in a totally different way. It’s absolutely amazing what that set can do. Add a few mini stars (from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack) punched from the silver Glimmer Paper and Basic Grey card stock and a sentiment, and the card is ready to go. Simple doesn’t necessarily mean boring!

Badger Honor Flight – Work of Art Flag

Work of Art flag
Work of Art flag

Work of Art (134111 Wood or 134114 Clear) is one of THE most versatile sets I’ve ever seen. Besides using various elements from the set for abstract purposes, those same elements can be used to make “things”. Here’s my take on a patriotic flag. We have a family friend who is going on the Badger Honor Flight in September. And one of the things this wonderful organization does (besides sending a deserving veteran to Washington DC to see the memorials that honor their service) is to collect personal thank you cards that the veteran reads on the trip. This is the first of three cards our veteran will receive from us.

Star Spangled Tape It

Tape It 4th of July
Tape It 4th of July

The 4th is just a few days away, so here’s a quick card that can easily be adapted to party decor as a banner. I used my Silhouette to cut out the word “july” and the number “4”. Super easy!

For step-by-step directions on how I did it, please leave a comment and I’ll send you a free pdf. Happy 4th!