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Texture Garden


Hello, Cindy here today to share my adventurous project! 😉

This month challenge theme is Texture. Now you know there are many ways to add texture to your project, from the plain old crumbling your paper to heat & dry emboss to adding embossing paste, it is a lot of fun to make a textured surface. I kid you not!!! And I made the texture the star of my card today.

Are you ready?

Now I must tell you that I had plenty fun during the process!

Because (I properly shouldn’t tell you this, but being the honest person that I am, I must) I didn’t know where I was going with it.  LOL!

I wanted the texture to lead me to my stamping.

Hence the sentiment I put.

Okay here goes…


My process:

  • Tape down watercolour paper use masking tape and mask off 3/5 inches to create a border at the same time.
  • Spread a thin layer of embossing paste all over trying to keep it level.
  • Press a solid stamp on top of embossing paste, and then lift the stamp. (Quickly wash off the paste from the stamp). Alternatively use the back of a wood mount stamp. Then remove the masking tape and let that piece dry completely. (I was impatient and used a heat gun.)


  • Some area looked like the veins of leaves, so I stamped Garden Flowers by Lia and Stamped My Own Succulents with distress ink on the textured area.


  • Trim watercolour paper panel and adhere to colour card stock then onto card base.

I hope I have sparked some ideas for you to join this month challenge. Feel free to use promote code Cindy15 to obtain 15% off any purchase of $25 and up (shipping not included) when you go shopping at the store.

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Hero Arts Garden Flowers by Lia

Hero Arys Stamp Your Own Succulents

Embossing Paste

Hero Arts Travel Journal

Ranger Distress Ink (Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Broken China, Milled Lavender, Crushed Olive)

4 thoughts on “Texture Garden

  1. Talk about texture! That looks really great especially with what you stamped on it.

  2. This is beautiful Cindy! Even though I’m not a crafty person, I enjoy seeing your projects. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Love how you created texture.

  4. So sorry for the delay in stopping by to tell you how much I LOVE this card! Beautiful texture, gorgeous colors and perfect execution of this technique! Love it so much, Cindy!

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