Sea of Texture

I’ve been playing around the a super easy tie-dye technique I saw posted by Kim Jolly on Pinterest, Kim used this technique with the Happy Birthday thinlit which I totally love but as I was playing I thought it would make a really nice sea scape and what better set for a sea scape than the Sea of Textures Bundle!

To start I stamped some coral and sea weed along the bottom of Whisper White card stock to show through the tie dye coffee filter. I’ve attached a video for the tie dye technique below to show you how it’s done. When you see how easy it is to make a beautiful background you’ll be tie dying all day long!

I’ve found using a glue stick to adhere the coffee filter gives the best results, I also tried Tear & Tape which works well but that would be my second choice. I almost didn’t add the fish behind the net because it looked like a pain to add all those tiny individual fish, but it was really simple by putting a small dot of Multi-Purpose glue randomly in the area where I planned to glue the net and using my new Take Your Pick tool the task was super simple.

Card Recipe:


  • Bermuda Bay card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼
  • Whisper White card stock 5¼ x 4, scrap for coral, scrap for sentiment
  • Soft Suede scrap for net
  • Old Olive scrap for grass
  • Real Red scrap for coral
  • Highland Heather scrap for fish

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Sea of Textures stamp set
  • Under the Sea Thinlits (save 10% when you purchase the bundle)


  • Bermuda Bay ink pad~sentiment & coffee filter
  • Pool Party ink pad~on coffee filter
  • Coastal Cabana ink pad~on coffee filter
  • Calypso Coral ink pad
  • Gorgeous Grape, Octopus
  • Versa Mark, Octopus
  • Clear Embossing Powder


  • Tailored Tag punch
  • Take Your Pick Tool
  • Big Shot
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s, sentiment, Octopus