I love adding texture to my cards. One way of doing this is by using embossing folders or in other times adding dimensions.
With embossing folders, you can get a deep impression of a design.
I have a limited folder in my stash but they are very handy in making general textured background.
You can see more details of how I did the three cards in the Pretty Paper Studio blog.
Card 1 with fully embossed background
Card 2 with embossed vellum background
Card 3 with partial embossing
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