For me, the easiest way to add texture is texture paste through a stencil. And a ring of Tim Holtz layering stencils as well as a new set (meaning never opened but calling my name) of Tim Holtz stamps were handy so...
I started by creating a top-folding card from some yellow card and applying tinted (with Distress Ink reinker for "Abandoned Coral") texture paste through the layering stencil called "honeycomb". This pattern and the colors provided the basis for my eventual card design .
While the texture paste was drying, I stamped three bees from the stamp set "Entomology" in Archival "Jet Black" on a scrap of Neena Solar White card, colored them with Distress Marker "Scattered Straw" and clear Wink of Stella, and fussy cut them (we NEED dies for these insects, Tim!):
- Stamps: Stampers Anonymous “Entomology” (CMS328)
- Dies: Sizzix thinlits “Vacation words: Bold” (661287)
- Stencils: Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil “Honeycomb” (THS 005)
- Inks: Distress Ink reindeer “Fossilized Amber”; Distress Marker “Scattered Straw; Archival “Jet Black”; Zig Wink of Stella “Clear’ (GL 999)
- Paper: Yellow card, scrap Neena Solar white and glossy black
- Embellishments: metallic gold ribbon
- Media: Ranger Texture Paste Matte
- Adhesives: Xyron 500 sticker maker; RedLine 1/8” Embossing Tape; Simon Says stamp Craft Tacky Glue