lots of texture Time to return to normal

I am so glad that the campaigning is now over; the partisan bickering and down-right mean-ness of so many campaigns was wearing on me. I'm not going to voice an opinion on the outcomes, but I'll just say that I'm relieved that it is finally over. So, I'll participate in returning to normal by sharing this fall birthday card that I created for my club swaps last month. I love the texture elements on this card!

This card features a lovely fall color combination that I found on my favorite color combo site. I also dusted off a technique that I've used a few times before called faux letterpress. This is a really easy technique that uses ink, a brayer and an embossing folder. It is a wonderful way to add more depth to your embossed elements on your projects.

This is how you do the faux letterpress technique:

  1. Ink up the brayer with the desired ink color
  2. Roll the brayer over the smooth side of the embossing folder
  3. Roll the brayer around in different directions to get even coverage
  4. Place cardstock in the embossing folder, and emboss as normal – be careful not to shift the paper around in the embossing folder

A lovely fall color comboI used the following materials for this card:

  • Stamps: Perfectly Penned (also available as a single stamp), Confetti
  • Cardstock: More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
  • Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Regals buttons, Limeade Bakers Twine, Autumn Accents die, Square Lattice embossing folder, Argyle embossing folder, Woodgrain embossing folder, Finishing Touches Edgelit