I discovered if I used Core'dinations Black Magic Collection cardstock and an embossing folder with my cuttlebug, the color on the backside popped through the front. It is the cardstock that you can sand or tear it and the secondary color will show through but this way I did not have to sand it. The Stamping Up Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing folder is what I used is to create my background. I used three colors with a sponge to create the sunset and a rubber stamp from the Stamping Up set Inspired by Nature for the cattails. To make the cattails, I used a punch (I believe has been retired from Stamping Up) to punch out the cattails and glued them down.
A nice serene card!