More Fun with Texture

For my card today, I wanted to use my new Blacked Eyed Susans embossing plate from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I decided to also use my Core'dinations Black Magic color core paper. This is such fun paper, black on the outside and a wide range of colors on the inside.  I chose a rich butter color that I associate with black-eyed susans.  So with the black side up, I embossed the card stock then took my Core'dinations Sand It Gadget and sanded the paper so the yellow core appeared.  Too cool! 

Because the embossing plate is so large, 5 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, I was able to create a background for a 6" square card.  Using my Potted Flowers Die, I created these great flowers, dry embossing the back to give them some roundness.  I added some texture to the centers with my Large Circle Stitcher plate, again sanding the top to let the yellow show through.  I die cut the leaves using Large Dimensional Leaves 2, adding a bit of Black Soot Distress ink to the edges.  Using my Oval Silver Stackers and a piece of green core Black Magic paper, I die cut the oval panel, adding texture with my Large Oval Stitcher plate and again sanding the paper to let the green show through.  I backed this with a green panel cut with my coordinating Large Scallop Oval Stackers die.  To create the corner pieces, I die cut a circle using my Little Stackers Circle die, adding texture with my stitcher plate and sanding so the yellow shows through.  I then cut it into quarters and used one for each of the corners.  The last step was to find an image that would work with all of this, lol, backwards I know but I was having fun with all the textures.  I decided on this very vintage digi image from Sugar Nellie called Grace Standing.  Isn't she adorable?  I sized and printed her onto Cryogen paper and colored her with Copics:
Grace - E000, E00
Eyes- B12
Hair - E11
Coat - G40, YR21
Dress, Stockings and Bow - YR20, YR21
Socks - G40
Shoes - W1
The last step was to add some Gold pearl accents with my Viva Decor Pearl pen.  Finished size is 6" square.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will try some texture in your life.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love that paper and all the textures!

  2. Fantastic card but all of the DT's cards and projects are wonderful. Fantastic ideas and so diverse.

  3. Fantastic card- love those flowers a lot!


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