Monday, January 26, 2009

Sparking Pizzazz

On Sunday, I had my Scrapbooking with Phyllis class and we had a great time! As you can see from the prior post, the title on the page was die cut using the Sizzix Go Go Boots dies! I really love the ease of cutting out the letters with the Sizzix!! At the end of the class, we pulled out some of the new products for a little Show and Tell session. One of things we pulled out was the new Backgrounds I Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates. I love the look they create on cardstock!!! I used two different texturz plates on the card on the left. If you click on the card, you will be able to see a larger, more detailed picture. It certainly is hard to capture the texture using a camera! One has dots and the other has the Damask texture. Now, there is a difference between embossing folders and texturz plates. Texturz plates create texture. The images are not deeply embossed, that is where you would use some type of embossing plate. They are not to create the focal image of your project, but enhance the focal image on your project. They truly add an elegant look to this card!!!

Stampin' Up! carries two different packages of Texturz Plates. The Backgrounds I package is an exclusive Stampin' Up! package, which means it is only available through Stampin' Up! and sells for $11.95. The other pack that we carry is Texture Plates Kit #4 and sells for $9.95. Both can be found on pg. 193 of the 2009 Spring Summer IBC. When you purchase the Texturz Plates, you will need two other tools to use them (other than the Big Shot machine) which are the Texturz Impressions Pad ($5.95) and the Texturz Silicone Rubber ($5.95). Don't forget them!!!

Remember that Texturz Plates are a quick way to enhance your projects -- you'll love them as much as I do!

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