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Friday, October 28, 2011

Texturize & Embellish!

This is Pam from Papillon Digital Designs & The BugBytes. Thanks Allison and Caroline for having me on as a guest designer today at Paper Crafting Weekend Challenge.
Today's challenge is to use the things around you maybe the spider webs you got to decorate your home for Halloween (like I have done here) , spiders anything even ribbons or buttons to embellish your project and add texture.
Here is my card

I have used a plain black cardstock, silver wired ribbon (which I got from Costco - isn't it pretty?) , some buttons, a feather and the central image is from Dover publications - Greetingcards - which I printed out and cut out with some decorative scissors. I love Dover images.

Then I took a bit of cobwebs we get at store for decor and applied it to the cardstock. It looks better if you xyron or dilute tacky glue with water and apply with a foam brush allow to dry  and then stretch out the spider web. Using ATG gun or tape leaves some marks which can be seen otherwise.

Here's a close up of the spiderweb

 After applying the spiderweb I then added the ribbon (like a cross). Then I took some buttons and further embellished them with rhinestones and stickles and placed 2 buttons on the ribbon with glue dots. Then I took a feather and attached that and placed the center button. The rhinestones and stickles were added to bring some of the color from the image into the card else I felt it would stick out like a sore thumb.
 I inked the image - matted it with black cardstock with corners rounded and then glued it with foam dots onto the card

As for the inside of the card I used the CTMH stamp on white cardstock. Again cut it out with decorative scissors and inked with red ink and added some stickles and then glued it on to the inside of the card with foam dots. I just placed a bit of silver ribbon to give pop

And that my friends is my simple Halloween card embellished with things to add a bit of texture. Now you can even give an illusion of texture for e.g I could have taken the spider web spread it around and then sprayed with paint (mist) or glimmer mist and the web would have acted as  resist and could have got the texture of the web. So do play and add texture or give an illusion of texture and post your project for all of us to see. Thank you for having me as a guest designer once again Allison and Caroline. And readers thank you all for patiently reading this post. I look forward to see your project at
 Happy Halloween!

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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a great card Pam. Love the texture and that vintage art is awesome. TFS

Moments by Marla said...

You took the challenge and embraced it. Your card is amazing! Thank you for sharing!!

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