This week's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a simple technique for coordinating a textured background with the other stamped elements of your card. It's called Colored Texture Paste, and it's easy and fun! Hope you'll give it a try. Here's my card:
The background element is done with stenciled texture paste, and to customize the project I used a couple of drops of reinker in each separate little dab of paste on my palette. In the photo tutorial, Deb uses the same reinkers to watercolor her focal image, which is so clever, and a great way to tie together all the elements of a card.
I just decided to go with a simple stamped sentiment on my card - and if I had been thinking, I would have used the Stream (turquoise) ink to stamp it! Oh well... ;)
The colors blend so nicely together as you spread them over the stencil - this stencil is from Martha Stewart Crafts, by the way... she has several sets with lovely medallions. The floral die is from Sizzix - it came in the bundle with my Big Shot Plus.... I thought it kind of mimicked the loops of thread that like to peek out behind layers these days. Pretty little die.
Thanks for visiting! Hope you'll give this a try!