Friday, April 19, 2019

Faux Sand for the Caffeinated Crab with Video

Welcome back to my blog friends!
I am up on the Rabbit Hole Designs blog today with another fun card! 
I have a card and video to share with you that features a new
technique I recently learned.  I have a way to turn plain kraft card stock
into faux sand! It's so easy to do and so much fun!
Thank goodness for the crafty goddesses that pave the way,
I learned this technique recently from watching a video
by Koren Wiskman where she made the cutest Travelocity gnome.
Her videos are super funny and helpful!
All you need is some paint splatter and some shimmer mist!
I wanted to used the Caffeinated Crab on my card today and I thought
that the perfect background for him was some beach sand!
I even filmed a short video to show you how easy the process is.

The card construction is pretty simple.
I stamped and watercolored 3 tired crabs and used my scan n cut to cut them out.
Once I had the crabs ready to go I also cut out 3 seashells to layer behind them.
I used the Bold Stripes Cover-Up die from My Favorite Things for my background. 
It was the perfect die since it had lots of slits in it which was perfect for 
slipping my crabs behind.  I stamped #crabby next to each crab and the card was done!

Here is a closeup of the sand so you can see the detail.

See... easy peasy card construction but the fun part was the sand.
Here is a short video to show you how you can make your own!
You can watch it here or on YouTube.

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Have a great day, I already am!
🦀Lisa 🦀


  1. Awesome card! I love that the crabs look like their coming up out of the sand... I remember a trip to the Carolinas the the crabs would just pop up all over the! This is adorable and cool and I love it! I don't visit here often enough...Happy Tea Day!