Wednesday, April 6, 2016

All Hands on Deck

#stampinup   This week's color challenge at the Stamp Ink Paper blog brought to mind a nautical theme. I thought about going straight to the "Traveler" set, but that would have been an obvious choice. Then I spied the "Sea Street" set on my stamp shelf and realized it hasn't gotten as much love as that cute set deserves, so I pulled it off and got ready to add some ink.

I stamped the cute octopus in Bermuda Bay onto a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped him again onto a scrap paper and fussy cut his lower half so that I could use it as a mask. I stamped the school of fish in Bermuda Bay across the panel. I stamped the first image with full strength ink and the images to each side in the next "generation" of the stamp so that each image is lighter than the first.

I thought the sentiment from the "Build a Birthday" set would be great with this design. It's stamped in Night of Navy ink. Then, since I apparently cannot get enough of the balloons from the "Party Wishes" stamp set, I stamped two balloons in Night of Navy and one in Pool Party and punched them out with the matching balloon punch from the Party Punches set. 

I added the strings with a Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker--I hope it looks like the octopus is holding the strings! For a final touch--because I realized I hadn't used much Pool Party--I added three Pool Party Candy Dots to the corner of the panel. The Whisper White panel is adhered to a Night of Navy mat, which is adhered to a Bermuda Bay card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker
Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker


  1. Awesome card Kathy! That octopus holding the balloons is so so cute!! Love the school of fish in the different shades. I would love to case your card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

  2. Can't help but smile when I look at your card. It is super cute!! Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

  3. Hi Kathy, I also thought nautical when I saw our challenge colours this week. Your combo of the octopus & balloons is very cute. thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  4. Oh my goodness, your card just makes me so happy! I love that octopus already but with the balloons he is absolutely adorbs! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!