Friendship Smiles

Hi Everyone!
Time for a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!!
I am currently on a little blogging/crafting break for a few months, so this post is scheduled.  Hopefully it pops up correctly!

Our fun new challenge is Friendship!  I love making friend cards.  Never a lack of needing those!
Our awesome sponsor is MyGrafico and they have provided us with the cutest images to use!
This card was way too much fun to make!  I decided to try something a little different with my embossing paste..I added sand to it!!  I wanted the dino's to be walking on dirt but couldn't think of a good way to do it.  Browsing around my room I saw my containers of colored crafty sand from a previous project with my husband and the idea clicked!

I mixed a little bit of the embossing paste with a little bit of sand and then added a drop of brown ink to give it a little color.  Smeared that along my distressed sky and let it sit for a bit while I colored the dinos with my pencils.

Once the sand had dried a little, I pressed some glitter into it so that the sand sparkled, and stamped a few footprints.  So cool!!

To finish it all off, I printed off a sentiment onto vellum and clear heat embossed it.  And white embossed some stars in the sky.  Really love this card!!

Be sure to visit Tuesday Throwdown to join in this fun challenge!!

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Oh my word girl you are TOO clever!! I LOVE your sand prints there and what a fun idea!! You've created such an amazing scene here!! Brilliantly done! :) Will miss you on your break!! HUGS

  2. so gorgeous emily.i love the cute dino`s and your design is stunning ;D

    x coops xx

  3. Very cute! I love your dino 's and that background is magnificant!

    Hugs, Jacqueline

  4. What a great idea to mix the sand with the embossing paste--it looks perfect! Love the animals; they're so cute!

  5. This is adorable! Love the sentiment :-)