Textural Effects

Posted by on March 26, 2014 in Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Embossing, Happy Birthday Cards, Hero Arts, Online card class, Stamping | 7 comments

I’m back with my last card for the online card class – Clean and Simple Card making 3.


I have created another one layer card, concentrating on adding texture with an embossing folder (and using a die as a diffuser) as shown by Julie Ebersole on Day 9. I also decided to give Dawn Woleslagle’s creative colouring technique a go as shown on Day 8. After stamping the floral image, I used a Copic O Blender pen to ‘watercolour’ the image. It is a really cool effect.

Happy Birthday Flower | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Avery Elle ‘Thanks a Bunch’ Stamp set

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock

Ink: Hero Arts inks – Bubblegum, Raspberry Jam, Field Greens, Green Hills, VersaFine – Smokey Grey

Other Supplies: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Victoria, Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 3 die, Cuttlebug, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen – clear, Copic Marker – Blender Pen

It has been so overcast here and has rained non-stop for 2 days. I’m about to build an ark I think!
Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Such a lovely card. You rocked this technique too!! I tried so hard to “get it” but none of mine came out!!!

  2. As long as it’s not a ‘papercraft’ ark…. not sure how long that will last. ps you nailed it again Marion, stunning design (and pinned)!

  3. Your card is beautiful! Congrats on the class shout-out!

  4. So pretty, Marion! Love how you combined different techniques!

    Two “shout-outs” too, over at the OCC base – Bravo 🙂

  5. Simply stunning! Love it!

  6. Marion, love your card…Such a stunning effect! Will you be doing a video on how to do the ‘die diffuser’ technique? I’d love to know how to do that.

  7. Beautiful card…love how the die created that part of the card front. I had to laugh at your ark building..first it was the snow now that its spring its rain! We have had rain for 3 day straight so I totally understand.

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