Textured Background Greeting Card

Textured Background Greeting Card

Hi everyone, Jamie here. I hope summer has treated you well! Today I am going to show you how to create a beautiful card with an embossed textured background. 

To start this card we will pull out our Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers in these colors.

  • Ebony -100lb
  • Smoke -100lb
  • Pure white -100lb
  • Sno Cone -100lb
  • Bubblegum -100lb
  • Gold Mirror -100lb

I'm going to take the Smoke and cut to 5 1/2" X 4 1/4". I will trim this down at the end before I adhere it down. Next take Ebony, Sno Cone, Bubble Gum, and Gold Mirror and cut it into wide, medium, and small strips.


cutting strips of paper for textured background card 

Next, run your cut down sheet of Smoke through your embossing plate with a textured embossing folder of your choosing.

Using textured embossing plate on Smoke Colorplan paper

You now have your embossed background to adhere to the Pure White card base and Ebony background. For this, I just trimmed a little off both panels so it gave me the smallest little border of white and black. I used my double-sided tape for my adhesive.

Mounting textured cardstock on card base

Next, let's work on our die-cut images. I stamped out some images on Sno Cone and Bubblegum using my clear embossing ink and gold embossing powder. I did a lot of images so I could make multiple cards.  

cutting Sno Cone stamped images

Once you have your die cuts and your strips, it's time to start putting it all together. Taking your strips and your embossed panel, glue strips in a random pattern in the top corner of your card. I found the easiest way to do this is to go with your gut and just glue it down and go from there. I did a few and they all came out different but all individually great.

gluing paper strips to textured background card

I found that after gluing them down it was easier to cut with an Xacto knife after the glue had time to dry. Just leave a small white border showing at the top.

Then take the coordinating images that you have embossed and die cut and glue them to your card with foam tape. This will give them some nice dimension and let them pop off the card. 

adding die cut embellishment to textured background card

You can embellish your card with small rhinestones, enamel dots, dew drops, or other small embellishments. I used Nuvo glue to glue mine down. I also cut out a small sentiment that says "Think Happy Thoughts" and popped that up in the top right-hand corner. 

Finished textured background card

And that completes my card! I made around 6 of these cards and they were so much fun to put together. Now just the task of actually mailing them out. I know I can't be the only one that has a stack of cards that needs to be in the mail, like, months ago. Haha! 

Textured background greeting cards

You can watch the entire process on my YouTube Channel. 

Thanks for hanging out with me today and if you make this card please tag us on Instagram or Facebook. We would love to see what you make! Tag us with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured on our page! 

Happy Crafting!

Jaimie Madison Card Designs 

IG: @jaimie_madison

Youtube: Jaimie Madison Design

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