Monday, December 26, 2016

Create Textures with Dies!

Hello friends!
Today's post is another reminder to use your existing dies to add TEXTURES! 
When I started in stamping just over 20 years ago, I fell in love with all things with stamps. However, it was not until 2009 that I "discovered" dry-embossing! 

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This year, I fully embrace using dies with Tan Embossing Mat!
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It's such a simple thing to do and it adds that lovely textures that you easily create.

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The only stamping I did was just the sentiment and background.  
This design is kind of eclectic, but I think I like it!

winter cheer

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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9 comments:

bkazoo said...

Love the card. It makes me think of snow on a beach. I think it's the colors

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful and festive card, Virginia! I love to stretch my die sets using them to emboss :) Super fun dry-embossed backgrounds for sure!

Teresa Doyle said...

This is so beautiful Virginia, I love it!

Sharon Jones said...

Virginia, your card is "die"vine, gf! I don't do this technique enough...thanks for the inspiration! Hope your Holidays are joyous, my friend!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful design.

Harriet said...

Marvelous!!! The texture of the embossing is excellent, the floating snow flakes simply lovely. I like this card very much. The composition is balanced, colors are wonderful.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful!!

Dawn Turley said...

So pretty Virginia. Very cleverly done.

Marianne said...

What can I say? Your new card is such a loud and clear statement that you love colour! It's also fun to see how you've used colour in different ways in your top 10 favourite Altenew cards of this year. Thanks for indicating the techniques below each thumbnail. A perfect starting point for us to revisit your posts and get a refresher on all of these techiques.
Crafty hugs, Marianne x