Challenge Reminder: PSC#91- Add Texture
by Candice Crawford

Poppystamps Challenge

Happy Wednesday crafty friends!  It's that time of the month to remind you all of the Poppystamps Challenge. 

This month's theme is to add tecture to your project.  So pull out your embossing folders and a sanding blocks to create some amazing texture on cards. 

Poppystamps Challenge

The supplies I am using for today's card are the Intricate Cut Butterflies Die that I die cut from metallic silver cardstock. The Freestyle hugs dies that I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock and the shadow piece from black cardstock, and the star of the show, the Geometric Crystals 3D embossing folder from MemoryBox. 

Poppystamps Challenge

To step up your embossing folder images for added texture, using a sanding block on the raised edges. To do this technique,  first run a piece of black mirror cardstock with the Geometric Crystals embossing folder through an embossing or die cutting machine. My die cutting machine of choice is the Sizzix Vagabond. Next, take a sanding block and lightly sand the raised portions of the black cardstock reveal the white paper underneath. This technique just adds so much dimension to an already 3D image. It takes your oridinary 3D embossing image to the next level. 

Poppystamps Challenge

Next, I cut the embossed panel on a diagnal and added a strip of silver cardstock to the slanted edge of the panel. To aseemble my card I added the embossed panel to my white A2 card front  with doubled sided adhesive tape. I find double sided adhesive to hold the mirror cardstock paper the best.  Lastly I adhered the butterflies to the card with some doam adhesive then added the hugs die cut sentiment with liquid adhesive. 

Poppystamps Challenge

Want to play along ? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here. The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize. You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image. We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge. 

The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on April 27 to link up your design here! We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on May 1!!    

Thanks for joining us! We can't wait to see what you make!

Candice Floral Signature copy






Hi Candice, This is a fabulous technique, the embossing folder then sanding the paper produces such a fabulous effect, I love this.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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