Monday, June 19, 2017

Technique of the Month - Textured colored backgrounds

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog!
I am back with "Technique of the Month" for June 2017.  I missed a couple of months but I am back on track now. This month's technique is "Textured colored backgrounds".

I am a huge fan of adding any kind of texture to my cards. It could either be on the background using embossing folders, embossing paste or it could be using embellishments. I can never make just plain and simple one layered cards. 

So before we dive into the technique, let's have a look at today's card first, shall we...

Close-up of the texture

Technique: The technique is really very simple. I have created a short video to explain the process. I hope that helps.

So here is a small description how I created this card:
  • Die-cut 2 circles from the background panel created using We R Memory Keepers - Nesting circle dies
  • On an A2 car base, adhered the smaller circle die-cut using glue.
  • Then adhered the larger circle die-cut to the card base using foam tape
  • Stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Concord & 9th Happy Day set using Versamark ink and heat embossed using Ranger embossing powder.
  • Cut out an additional 1/4" strip from the background panel and attached it to one side of the card base using glue.
  • Attached a few embellishments around the sentiment to finish the card. 
  • I also stamped a few coordinating sentiments inside the card (can be seen in video).
  • Finally sponged the envelope flap to match the colors on the card using Memento dye inks.

I am submitting this card to :

 I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 

Supplies Used:  
Recollections A2 card base - white  
Strathmore - Bristol Smooth paper  
Golden - Modeling paste / Ranger Texture paste

Dylusions Dyan Reaveley stencil 5 x 8 Squares Small
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors 
Concord & 9th stamp set - Happy Day
We R Memory Keepers - Nesting Circle dies
Versamark inkpad
Distress Sprayer 
Ranger embossing powder - silver
Memento dye inks
Recollections sequins 
Ranger Ink - Palette Knife 
Tombow Mono glue 
Foam Tape - Scotch / SSS



  1. Loving your colour choices, so lovely and bold. Great use of the CC&S sketch, thanks for playing.

  2. Great card and envelope set, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  3. love the colours and the effect with the embossing paste, by the way reat video :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  4. Hi Neha. Gorgeous texture with your embossing paste circles and side strip. The colours are so rich and vibrant. Wonderful CAS design and I love that you've made a matching envelope. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  5. What a fabulous technique and video. LOVE the colours and perfect use of the sketch. Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

  6. this effect with the paste. I just bought some so now I really have to try it,

  7. Love these colors, Neha! Wonderful texture too! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!

  8. Beautiful card! Such a wonderful design! Love the texture!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  9. The texture you created looks amazing! And I love that your design maintains such a clean feel. Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Where Creativity Meets C9!

  10. Your textured circles, Neha using your embossing paste and vibrant blues are so beautiful on your really pretty and creative card and envelope. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

  11. Beautiful technique - thanks for the video! Love the card - the colors are gorgeous and the texture is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  12. Beautiful colors and design! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!


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