Thursday, December 31, 2009

Texture Tutorial

Hi everyone. It's Maria today for That's How Thursday :)
One of my favorite things to add to any project is texture. I love dry embossing, ribbon, tone on tone stamping, and stitching. It's a great way to add interest to any creation. Today's card is LOADED with texture! I'm already getting sucked in by Valentines cards and {ippity} has a lot of great stamps for the upcoming holiday. Here is everything you will need to make this card for your special someone.
What you will need:
{ippity} stamps - Because of You and Straight From the Heart
Cardstock {Kraft, Red and Cream}
Red Felt
Embroidery Floss {Red and Cream}
Ink {I used Burnt Umber by Palette from Unity}
Red Gingham Ribbon
Cream Button
Paper Piercer and Mat
Foam Tape and Double Sided Tape

1. My card is a standard A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2). I started with a red cardstock mat (4 x 5 1/4). Cut a piece of burlap roughly the same size as the red mat. You will cut it to fit later.
2. Stamp the love background stamp from Because of You on a piece of Kraft cardstock (3 1/2 x 4 1/4). Ink the edges and adhere to the burlap (I used double sided tape)
3.Holding the kraft mat in place, pull the edges of the burlap to fray the edges.
4. Once all the edges are frayed they will be uneven, use your scissors to trim
5. Adhere the burlap to the red cardstock mat and pierce holes around the edges for stitching. I freehand pierced the holes however you could use a template if you wanted the stitching exact.
6. Back stitch a border along the edge.
7. Cut a heart out of the felt (again I freehand cut a heart but you could use a paper or chipboard template.) Adhere it to the bottom right hand corner as shown.
8. Hand stitch around the heart edges using cream embroidery floss.
9. Distress the edges of the red cardstock using a paper distresser or the edge of your scissors.
10. Stamp the sentiment on cream cardstock, cut out and adhere as shown.
11. Wrap a red ribbon around the top at an angle and add a bow and a button.
12. Attach card front to a kraft cardstock base using foam tape.

I can't wait to see all of your creations :) Make sure you come back by tomorrow for the first post of the new year brought to you by Eva!
Have a HAPPY and SAFE new years eve!!


  1. Love this texture card and the tutorial was so easy to follow. Thanks for the inspiration. Love the stamps too!

  2. WOW...girlie, this is one fantastic tutorial and your card is so rocking with all the yummy textures. I need to look into some burlap purchases...hehehe.

  3. Love the texture what a super cute card!!

  4. this is wonderful Maria. love all the texture you used. gotta try that hand stitching on a card.

  5. Absolutely WONDERFUL! I sewwwww need to do that! Love my play on word? LOL...Too cute of a creation Maria!

  6. your card is wonderful-love it!

  7. Beautiful card, Maria and fabulous tutorial! I love how the gingham ribbon is at an angle and not straight across!!!

  8. Maria your card and this tutorial are amazing!!! I love all the texture!! You are so right that it adds a great touch to all cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. THIS is fab!!!! love the red and kraft and of course the burlap and felt-texture rocks!!! great tutorial!

  10. What a great tutorial Maria and love your card as well - just gorgeous!!!

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