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Stenciled Background and DIY Texture Paste Card

final card

The other day I shared about making your own texture paste. I didn’t share what to do next, so here is another example of its use. (here is the first example using the same stencil) The focal image of this card was made with my DIY texture paste and is the inspiration for the design of this card. Layered stenciling makes up the background of the card. I enjoy making cards without words from time to time. Adding a sentiment later makes the card more versatile in use.

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The Modern Writers gel pen set from Ooly sells on Amazon for $17.99. And on the Ooly website, the fine line writers are $9.99. These seem to be similar pen sets but are packaged differently. The Ooly pens are lovely but the Jot brand writes well too. The Dollar Tree pens only have four pens so you are losing some of the beautiful colors. (the red and green) So how does the Dollar Tree version write? You can see them in the video below:

ink pads

A variety of Distressed Oxide stamp pads were used with a stencil. Starting with the yellow shades, then adding pinks, and finishing off with the addition of greens. I really enjoy the creative process of making my own patterned papers. I find it relaxing and satisfying.


You can see how the different paper colors coordinate. They are all inspired by the small DIY Texture Paste sample. Working together, they are simply exquisite once layered.

Video Tutorial:

close-up of card front

Here is a close-up of the final card. You can see the layered detail of the stencil and different papers. I think this is the only view where you can see a bit of the metallic shimmer on the focal point piece. It was added by spraying liquid iridescent shimmer spray.

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