Look at this card I made! I'm patting myself on the back 'cause it's so stinkin' cute!
I started by stamping the tall sea grass in Pretty Peacock ink at the bottom of a 3-7/8" by 5" Whisper White panel. Some of the grass is stamped full strength, while others are stamped at half or quarter strength (stamped off). I added some texture along the bottom with Soft Sea Foam and Balmy Blue Inks. There's also a bit of netting that I stamped in Sahara Sand Ink.
I adhered my stamped panel to a 4" by 5-1/4" Pretty Peacock Card Stock mat. I wrapped a length of the Magnolia Lane Linen Thread (retiring) around the bottom of the card and then adhered everything to a Sahara Sand Card Stock card base.
Next, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the octopus. I wanted to give him a multi-colored look. I stamped him in Soft Sea Foam, then Calypso Coral--stamped off once, then Pretty Peacock--stamped off once, and then Calypso Coral again. I love the way he turned out! I cut him out with the matching die and adhered him to the card with a combination of regular and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. To give him a little shimmer, I painted him with Clear Wink of Stella.
I stamped a sentiment from the "Sea of Textures" stamp set in Pretty Peacock Ink onto a Whisper White scrap and cut it out with the Classic Label Punch. I snipped off the left side, attached some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, and adhered it to the card so that it looks like he's holding a sign!
To finish the card I added several Balmy Blue Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins (retiring) that look like bubbles.
As always, you can purchase any (or all) of the supplies I used to make this card by clicking on the thumbnails below.
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