I'm so bummed that the cool texture doesn't show up in the scan! I used the *hot card* technique on both the white areas, but you can only see it slightly on the flowers. It doesn't seem to show up on the white when scanned! :( I also embossed both areas with clear ep to make them pop. I REALLY love this technique... I made some more background panels so I'll be posting more!
I am soooooo sorry! I didn't think to give the directions! DUH! I found the hot card technique in a "Technique Lovers Challenge" (#12) in the forums by Showmestamper. The first link should take you to the challenge page where she describes the technique along with a link to an example card, and another link to the full technique directions (2nd link below)... it shows some cute cards too with printed tissue paper. You really MUST try this.... it's a LOT of fun and looks really cool!! Thanks for all your kind comments too!
Link to the Technique challenge.... includes directions: