Dino in the desert with background created by homemade “embossing paste” + Video


Today I made a card with this uber cute dino from Lawn fawn. I created the background with a home made “embossing paste”. I made it with plaster and colour pigment. I haven’t tried this out before, but I think it turned out really nice! I used this instead of regular embossing paste cause I wanted more structure to the sand. I made a video of the process, take a look if you would like to know more. If you like the video and want to see more, don’t forget to subscribe to my youtube channel.

Take care!

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Challenges: Lawnscaping, Simon Says Stamp, Virgina’s Views Challenge


  • Die and Stampset from Lawnfawn – Critters from the past
  • Copics
  • White enamel accent from Ranger
  • Wink of Stella glitter marker
  • Stickles – Stardust from Ranger
  • Ink – Versamark and Memento
  • White embossing powder
  • White gelpen

20 thoughts on “Dino in the desert with background created by homemade “embossing paste” + Video

  1. Virginia L.

    Oh my, how dino-mite are those “footprints”!! I love your creative design, Joanna! The faux stitching is awesome with this unique and creative background and coloring! Thanks for sharing this with a video! SEW glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Challenge!

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Thanks Virginia! Your sweet comments always make me happy, I love your challenges!

  2. Carrie

    Wow, this is amazing! I love the look of the footprints in the “sand”. and the dinosaur coloring is fabulous (doesn’t look like a beginner copic to me :-). I’m going to follow you on youtube right now! thanks for sharing! I love lawn fawn and this just made my day!

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Hi Carrie! I’m so happy you liked it and left me such a sweet comment! I spread the paste on fairly thin so it’s not heavy at all. 🙂

  3. yainea

    Your idea was great and it looks amaaaaazing!! Thanks for the video, I love your card!!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping challenges 🙂

  4. Jenna

    Congratulations on your win Joanna!!! Awesome card! Great idea with “sand” plaster! I have pinned your project to my Lawn Fawn Pinterest boards. Thanks for the instiration. Have a nice day.

    1. Joanna Harty Post author

      Thank you! I used a basic liquid glue from my local craftstore, Panduro Hobby. I think any liquid glue would work fine!


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