Add eye-catching textures to cards using Corinne Bradd's guide.
Textured finishes will elevate your plain card to another level.
?You can create a textured background using a range of blind embossing folders that work with
a die-cutting machine. Choose a design that covers the whole surface of the card with pattern,
or opt for an ornate frame that will highlight the centrepiece of the card. In either case there are many ways you can emphasise the embossed areas of the background.
To soften the surface pattern, rub coloured chalks over the textured pattern. You can also lightly sponge ink onto smoother paper and colour with a brush pen. Another way a stronger contrast between the raised areas of the embossing and the background can be achieved is by inking the top plate of the embossing folder with a pigment pad. The cardstock is inserted and embossed as normal to print the background, leaving the raised areas plain.
Ink up the inside front of an all-over patterned folder. Place the cardstock inside and pass through the machine in the usual way. Use the resulting printed sheet as a background for a co-ordinated topper
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