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Background check – Use textured card stock

Hello and welcome to 11th post in the #vsbackgroundcheck series. Today’s idea is to use textured cardstock for the card base. This one here came from one of Hero Arts’ card kits. But I will try and link to similar ones below. The subtle texture on this card stock does wonders to the focal point cluster.

background check - textured cardstock

Honestly speaking, I worked on the focal point on this card because the background was a simple one – I just used the texture on my card base to the advantage of this design.

For the focal point, I started by cutting and rounding corners of a rectangle from patterned papers. There was a sheet with 6 rectangles each having an empty list of some sort. I used the one that said “my favorite things” – again keeping with the theme of “you and tea are my favorite things” :-)

I die cut the beautiful large word ‘you’ using SSS die using another patterned papers and stamped the words ‘& tea’ using Hero Arts pink ink. I also cut out two more strips of sentiments from the patterned paper pack and gave them banner tails. Next I played with all the little shaped sprinkles and created a fun cluster for my focal point. I adhered the panel directly on my card base along with the two sentiment strips. To finish off, I added a couple enamel dots and called it done.

Supplies list

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More Like This

Here are couple more cards where I used the texture on the cardstock to enhance background:


Altenew Majestic Bloom card


This month onwards, I will be hosting giveaways! To win a $20 gift card to a craft store of your choice, leave a comment here by 11:59pm CST on 2/28/2017 telling me if you have a favorite textured cardstock that you use in your projects. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and emailed after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Please do spread the word about this for me. If you post about this on social media, please use the tag #vsbackgroundcheck

Big thank you and warm hugs! ~Varada

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