Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Octopus Birthday

  I  made this sweet card for our darling niece who just had a birthday.  I used a few challenges to get the creative juices flowing and the Color Coach for my color combo.

 I just can't get enough of the Sea Street set and especially the octopus!  How can you resist that grin??  The challenges I used were Mojo Monday 353 for the layout and Paper Players 203 for the beach theme challenge.  While I've never seen an octopus when I've been at the beach I think it still kind of fits right?? Is it a stretch?  =)

  The base is Lost Lagoon with a piece of Moonlight DSP that looks like waves.  I added an embossed strip of Rich Razzleberry Core'dinations with a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer paper.  I paper pierced a piece of Pink Pirouette to finish off the backdrop to the focal image.

  Little octopus is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and layered on top of a piece of Lost Lagoon.  The final details of the sketch are the starfish punched out with a circle punch and the happy birthday sentiment punched out with the word window punch and finished off with a rhinestone.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sea Street, And Many More

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon

Paper: Lost Lagoon, Moonlight DSP, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Silver Glimmer (retired color), Rich Razzleberry Core'dinations (retired)

Accessories: Decorative Dots e.f., circle punch, word window punch, paper piercer



  1. Another adorable card, Amanda! The grinning octopus is perfect for our them and your use of the sketch is fantastic! thank you for joining the beach-y fun this week at The Paper Players!

  2. Love your color choice and use of chalk lines! I can hardly wait to get that set! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!


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