July is a big month for family birthday’s around here. Here is the card that I designed for my nephew’s 21st birthday using Sea of Textures Bundle.
I used my Stamparatus and Sponge Daubers to ink up half of the octopus in Poppy Parade. After stamping, I carefully cleaned my stamp using my Simply Shammy and inked up the other half in Blueberry Bushel. I used my blender pen to soften the blue color on the legs and arms of the octopus. Then, I covered the octopus with Wink of Stella to add a wet and slimy shimmer to the octopus and then added two black rhinestones for eyes. (TIP: The black rhinestones are retired, but you can color any clear rhinestone with a Black Sharpie marker
The background piece was created using seaweed images from Sea of Textures and Magical Mermaid stamp sets in Blueberry Bushel, large splotches and tiny bubbles from Artisan Textures stamp sets using Pool Party and Balmy Blue. All images were diecut from the Under the Sea Framelits. The school of fish was created by first making a stencil from a scrap of cardstock, a die from the Under the Sea Framelits and a sponge dauber to pounce the ink into the small stencil openings.
Fun Fact: In 2008, European researchers discovered that the mysterious octopus has two legs and six arms and not tentacles! The octopus is an invertebrate that moves across the ocean floor using their two rearmost limbs or legs, leaving the other six arms free for the important business of feeding. Furthermore, octopuses are ambidextrous, though many seem to favor their third arm from the front to eat with.
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Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!