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It’s Wednesday and time for WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS.

What is WEDNESDAY IN THE WORKS? It’s not really about one thing in particular, but rather “the works” of a stamped card or project.  Today we’re focusing on texture and dimension, but a variety of topics will be covered in this segment… from color combos to shaped cards to inspiration pieces to mixing and matching stamps and/or papers…and everything in between.

Whenever I get asked to describe my card making style, I have to pause and think.  While I love clean and simple (CAS), I think that the more layered, textured and embellished is more my everyday style.  Of course, ask me this question next week and I may have a completely different answer.

Today I’m sharing with you one of my “more is more” cards using the BRING ON THE MERRY and CELEBRATE CAKE sets from our Key Words Collection and the TAG ME Confetti Cuts…

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To create texture on this card, I used a couple different ways to emboss/alter my cardstock.  The white panel is embossed with a embossing folder.  The kraft panel, which is actually 2 TAG ME Confetti Cuts dies put together, was run through my paper crimper (yes, I still use that thing!).

TIP: When using more than one embossed panel on your card/project, vary the size of the embossed pattern.  As you can see the white panel has a small pattern, while the paper crimped panel provides a contrasting larger pattern.  I’ll be revisiting this tip when I chat about pattern paper in a future Wednesday in the Works post.

Texture and dimension is also brought in by using a variety of embellishments: rhinestone, thread and a mini clothespin.

Here’s a shot of the dimension of this card (holy glue dots, Batman!)…

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I try to vary which panels are popped up.  The first couple of layers are glued flat and the additional layers are popped up.  I do not generally pop up a panel from its mat, as I like to keep those as “one” piece/panel.

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BRING ON THE MERRY CARD

Stamps: Bring on the Merry, Celebrate Cake

Confetti Cuts: Tag Me

Cardstock: Red, White, Kraft

Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd. ,

Other: Thread, Mini Clothespin, Dimensional Glue Dots, Embossing Folder (Lifestyle Crafts), Paper Crimper, Rhinestones

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