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Background check – Add beautiful texture to the background using embossing folders

Hello everyone and welcome to idea #3 for background check series. If you are new here, nice to meet you! :-) This month we are exploring ways to enhance the background for our card focal point. You can check out the earlier posts in this series by clicking here.

Today’s idea is a simple but powerful one – using embossing folders to add texture and interest to card backgrounds. Here is what I made with this idea today.

background check card 3

For this card as with previous cards, I kept my focal point really simple by cutting out this cute donut from one of the patterned papers. I also cut out a matching sentiment strip from the same paper pack – “Donut worry, be happy!”. For both these, I inked the edges a little bit to define them better. I also rounded corners for the donut piece.

For my background, I created a panel slightly smaller than my standard sized card base using Neenah Exact Index Gray paper. I rounded two right corners for my card base as well as this gray panel. Then I ran the gray panel though my Sizzix machine using Darrice Brick Wall embossing folder. Look at that gorgeous texture it added.

Lastly I adhered all the elements – some with scor tape and some with foam tape, added enamel dots and some shimmer using wink of stella. Here’s a close up {sorry, the pictures did not capture the subtle shimmer on those tiny hearts, but in real life it looks beautiful!}:

background check card 3a

Supplies List

Doodlebug CREAM AND SUGAR 6×6 Paper Pad 5530

Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120 LB Base Weight 12 Pack

Darice Embossing Folder, Brick Wall

Doodlebug Sprinkles Self-Adhesive Glossy Enamel Embellishments, Bright Glitter

Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape

[Amazon] Scor-Tape

[SSS] ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker 025320

[Amazon] Zig Wink of Stella Brush with Individual Paper Box, Glitter Clear

Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Powder Blue & Teal 657900

More like this

Here are some more ideas with this technique:

  1. Partially emboss on one side, leave some open area and emboss from the other side to create a panel in the middle. Click on the link to check out more about this idea: