May 10, 2022

Brick & Mortar Meets Hello Ladybug - Texture Blog Hop

 Texture, Texture, Texture!

One of my absolute favorite techniques is texture! And what makes showing you this technique even better is that it is part of the Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Texture Blog Hop. Be sure to visit all of the blog links listed below to see many more great examples using texture and get loads of inspiration, tips & tricks!

Like I said texture is a favorite technique of mine. I love LOTS of texture on projects! 

I started by stamping the leaf image from the HELLO LADYBUG stamp set with full strength Garden Green ink. Then for the additional leaf images I stamped off on my grid paper (twice) before stamping on my Basic White background layer. TIP: Stampin' Pierce Mat is important for stamping this large solid photopolymer stamp. 

Then I ran my stamped background through the BRICK & MORTAR 3D embossing folder.

Next I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to "flick" the tip of the brush end of the marker with the marker cap and add speckles of texture. 

Lastly I added some of my favorite Black & White 1/4" (6.4 MM) Gingham Ribbon for even more texture. 

Along with texture, I really like to add dimension to my elements. I used the LADYBUG BUILDER punch to punch out Basic Black cardstock bodies and Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie & Real Red cardstock wings (after stamping the dots image in Tuxedo Momento Black ink). For my ladybug wings I "double-stacked" Black Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on the sides of the body of the Pumpkin Pie ladybug. and then put a dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue where the center of the wings are attached. TIP: This gives the wings a lift that will stay lifted even after the card is placed in an envelope and flattens. (The wings just bounce back up)! 

From this side view you can see that I only lifted the wings on one of the ladybugs and glued the wings of the other ladybugs directly to their black bodes. I used Black Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up each of the ladybugs. Mini (white) Stampin' Dimensionals were used under the sentiment "You can bug me any time," and the Foam Adhesive Strips were used between the Basic White background layer and the Basic Black accent layer. For the card base Basic White Thick cardstock was used. 

One last look at my finished project:

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Thanks for hopping along with this Crafty Collaborations Technique Tuesday Texture Blog Hop. Click on the "Next Blog" text above to go directly to the next great blog and see another fantastic project!

Joy 🌷

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