Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.

You may be starting the hop here or you may be coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Card - Peggy Noe - stampinup

My card today shows you several ways you can create texture on your cards! Texture has to do with the surface of the card, specifically using several different surfaces with lots of dimension. 

Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day - Prettypapercards - stampinup

The first way to create texture is with layering. This card has lots of layers of paper, and Stampin’ Dimensionals add wonderful depth to the layers.

Pretty Pointer: Lifting up elements of your card on Stampin’ Dimensionals creates texture as it allows your card to have different levels.

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days Flowers - Peggy Noe - stampinup
I’ve raised up the flowers by using not only one layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals, but two layers. Below is a side view of the card. Under the flowers you can see two Stampin’ Dimensionals stacked on top of each other to create extra height (a double layer!).

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals - Peggy Noe - stampinup

To layer Stampin’ Dimensionals, peel the paper off of the top of one Dimensional, then set another one on top of it, lining up the sides. It’s just like two layers of a cake!

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Dimensionals 2 - Peggy Noe - stampinup

A second way to add texture is to use an embossing folder. On this card, a sheet of the beautiful Peekaboo Peach card stock (retiring on May 31st) has been embossed with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. As you can see, this embossed sheet is lifted up with a single layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals. Lots of texture!!

Stampin' Up! Happiest of Days - Prettypapercards - stampinup

A third way to add texture is to use gems, sequins or metallic items on your card. Here I’ve added some sweet little metallic roses to the center of the stamped roses!

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!



Blog Hop  Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards   <<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity


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