Learn to Design Awesome Cards with Touches of Texture

The Touches of Texture stamp set from Stampin’ Up! can help you design awesome handmade cards!  Here’s a unique birthday card that will stand out among all the rest!

handmade birthday card from Stamping Madly using Touches of Texture stamp set from Stampin' Up!

This collection of stamps will encourage you to get a little wild and crazy as you experiment with the different images and textures.  When you understand the principles of design, you can create extraordinary cards even with abstract images like these!

Click here to order Touches of Texture from Stampin' Up!

Cardmaking Design Tips

The artwork in this card is a bit rowdy and explosive, but still results in a cohesive design.  After stamping the splatters and two large flowers (with their informal fill images), it needed something more.  There wasn’t enough room to add one more flower and still have room for a sentiment, so the informal little flowers helped fill out the artwork while preserving the effective diagonal line.

My first attempt was with a very bright color scheme, and I just couldn’t make it work.  There’s too much contrast between the Flirty Flamingo and Pacific Point, and it made me feel tense and uncomfortable.  I decided to go back to my usual muted and pastel colors.  You may react very differently, perhaps this color scheme makes you feel excited and happy.

Wild and crazy birthday card with Touches of Texture stamp set

Knowing your own style and color preferences is an important part of developing design skills.  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to expand your color schemes and designs.  But if you’ve gone too far, you may have to retreat to your comfort zone, as I did with this card.

Do Your Design Skills Need an Upgrade?

If you struggle to create your own card designs, it’s likely that you just haven’t learned the skills you need.  Without those skills, you don’t have an internal sense of what makes a cohesive and effective design.

If your design skills need an upgrade, you’ve come to the right place.  The Art of Designing Cards is an online class that will help you develop the skills you need.

  • Part 1 is available at the launch price of $47.
  • Part 2 is finished, and will launch as soon as the sales page is ready.
  • Part 3 will come later.

Learn more about this valuable class at: www.stampingmadly.com/design

Let the wild and crazy images in Touches of Texture stamp set help you learn to design awesome cards!

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2 Responses to Learn to Design Awesome Cards with Touches of Texture

  1. bernice thompson June 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    Sign me up, please.

    • Sage June 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

      Will do when the sales page is ready.

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