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Donnerstag, 1. August 2019

Texture! Birthday Card for Country View Challenges

Hello lovelies, nice to have you here!

First of August - that means a new challenge over at Country View Challenges!
This month the theme is Texture and my talented team mate Miriam is hosting the challenge this time.
 I decided to make a card with MUCH texture.

This is what I did:
I took a pre gessoed piece of watercolor paper on which I tried out some stencils. But I didn´t mind, I knew, they would disappear later 😉. I took a stencil and texture paste and started to build up the first layer.

When the paste was dry I randomly spreat embossing ink over the raised parts and sprinkled 3 different shades of Lindy´s embossing powders on top. Then I heat embossed it. I repeated this step several times, until I was happy with the result.

Then I took some orange Starburst Mist to some parts for more color and dried it.

For more contrast I added some black mist.

Now I wanted to have some white space and I added white acrylic paint. For more texture I heated the color until it bubbled - I love this effect!

Now I changed my mind - from white to black. I went over the white space with black Gesso. I also added some light pink acrylic paint and doodled with a white Posca pen.

I matted the paper with pink cardstock and glued it on top of a card. 
Then I wanted even more texture and added some marks with stamps.

For my vocal point I used a stamp from LaBlanche. I colored it with distress inks. To give the butterfly some dimension and shine I added a pretty thick layer of Glossy Accents. When dry I put a piece of doily underneath...

....also a piece of cheesecloth and black threat. Then I added the flowers and diecut leaves.

The final touches were made by art stones in different sizes and a hint of glitter. 

Here are some close ups:

That´s it for today. I had so much fun making this card!
Now it´s your turn to join in with our challenge. You know, as always you have the chance to win a 20 £ voucher for the shop!

Thank you for your visit today!
Have a wonderful August!


  1. This is fabulous Evelyn, I love how the black gesso looks here. Have a fun week, Sue xx

  2. Wow - bags of texture - I love this!

  3. Our makes have a very different look and feel, but we must have been on the same wavelength, because we have quite a few elements in common! Obviously I like it a lot... xx

  4. Gorgeous bold colours in the background, great textures and layers, Evelyn!!! Have a nice weekend!!! Big hugs

  5. Stunning project Evelyn - this is amazing! I adore the colours and all of the texture! Hugs Rachel xx

  6. I love how you managed to get a vintage card with those bright colours ! Genius !
    Corrie x

  7. Gorgeous textures on your lovely card Evelyn. So vibrant too. Hugs xx

  8. Love this - the rich, intense colours and all that amazing texture. I really like the glossy butterfly over her eye too.
    Alison x