Fellow crafters, do you ever find yourself in a crafting rut? “I’m running out of ideas…what should I create now that’s new and different?…I want to think out of the box, but which way do I turn?”
I too get stuck in ruts at times. Turn to the Elements of Art, fellow wonderer. I’ll be touching on texture in this particular post.
Adding texture to handmade paper goods is always a nice touch. Texture adds interest and a touch of the unexpected.
Polyester Thread & Textured Papers
Many Tiny Dots Glued Onto Card
Fabric & Thread
Have I mentioned that I LOVE fall? Well, I do!
I found this delightful fabric months ago and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it (table cloth, place mats, dinner napkins?) but I took it home anyway. While looking for some inspiration this morning, I peeked into one of my fabric drawers and decided that this fabric will have a purpose beginning today! These cards are full of texture and depth: floral fabric, red thread, red sheer ribbon, festive green brads, brown tag – all on a cardboard note card. I chose warm cardboard note cards instead of crisp white note cards because how many autumn leaves are a hospital white? 🙂
I thought about stamping some text onto this tag, but decided to leave it up to you! Just think of the possibilities: “Grandma” “Mom” “Thank You” “Hello” “Smile” “Thinking of You” “Congrats” “Autumn!” “You’re Invited!” These 4 customizable pieces of autumn can be yours today! Check it out at PiecefulJoy.etsy.com!
Finally acquiring a desk for my sewing machine has opened a door to a facet of card making that produces truly unique cards. Along with the sewing machine’s threads, I’m also beginning to combine different shapes, textured papers and ribbon – all on the same card. Sound like too much? Naww, it is actually quite a neat design..busy, holds visual interest and detail. Here are a couple samples: