Although my first card from the Paper Crafts Magazine Card Design Handbook was created by using the Handbook to guide me through general concepts, the design advice in the Handbook can be interpreted more literally if you would like. The card below is an interpretation I made of the card by Veronica Zalis that appears on page 55, in the texture section of the Balance topic:
Supplies | Card: DCWV. 6×6 Paper Pads: My Mind’s Eye (Stella & Rose: Mabel, Miss Caroline: Dolled Up). Die: Sizzix Movers & Shapers (Mini Ornamental). Stamp: Hero Arts (Circle Lace). Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Pad. Embossing Powder: Stampin’ Up! (Winter White). Brads: My Mind’s Eye (Follow Your Heart), Echo Park (This & That). Stickers: Martha Stewart (Pom Pom Layered Flowers). Fiber: Doodlebug Design Doodle Twine (Gray).
The background of the card is a very literal interpretation, just with a change of color from blue to brown for the wood paper. But after that I got a bit more interpretive. I changed the paper doily to a stamped one, traded ribbon for baker’s twine, and added a few more embellishments than were on the original.