Texture is a huge appeal to so many people. How often when you go shopping, do you like to touch items and feel the texture?
Whether you're scrapbooking a card, a mini scrapbook, or a scrapbook page, adding texture will make a big difference in your layout. Burlap, textured wallpaper, sandpaper, lace, and corduroy have been super popular choices this year.
Embellishments can provide texture as well. Tiny hearts, silk flowers, brass tacks and tiny pom poms are fun choices. If you're creating a layout that will be kept in a plastic sleeve, then you need to be sure to choose embellishments that aren't too bulky. However, if you're making holiday cards, then you don't have to be as concerned.
One of the key ingredients in creating an awesome scrapbook layout, is to experiment with new ideas! Even if you have your favorite template, just by adding new textures, glitter or a little bit of a weaving, can make a huge difference. Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns or putting together two colors that typically are kept separate. Implement some of these scrapbooking techniques and you'll be onboard with this year's new trends!