Creating Texture

Hello. I recently went to a crafty retreat where I had some time to play with THIS adorable stamp set. I immediately knew I wanted to have Santa in front of a row of colorful surfboards…
I started by using THESE watercolors to create a sky background. I stamped the images from the Warm Wishes stamp set using THIS ink and heat embossed them using clear embossing powder. I did some quick Copic coloring and used THESE coordinating dies to cut out the image. I also die-cut a sun from THIS die set using THIS paper pad and THIS fun foam to add a bit of dimension underneath. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of vellum so you could still see all the surfboard colors. 
A closer look…

I wanted to make sand to complete the scene, so I found this product in my stash that I’ve had for a long time…

…and thought the gritty texture would make the perfect sand. It’s white so I decided to change the color by adding in a few drops of THIS and THIS. I made sure to put some on the bottom of the surfboards to make them look they were stuck in the sand. I love how it turned out…

That’s all for today. I hope this inspires you to add some texture to your cards. Have a great weekend!



  1. Mary-Anne V
    October 17, 2015

    What a fun card and great texture.

  2. Shari
    October 11, 2015

    So cute! Love your sand. It turned out great.

    October 10, 2015

    Cute the sand…great job

  4. Leslie Hanna
    October 10, 2015

    I love how the sand turned out! And I think we found your orange surfboard on the floor when we were cleaning up on Monday. 😀


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