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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sea of Wonder

Oh how I love this octopus from Art Nouveau!!!  I've had my eye on this cut since I got the cartridge and then I read the Jinger Adams design team call HERE and I knew it had to be the the octopus! 

I cut it at 4 1/2".   Each layer was a different glittery or shimmery shade of aqua.  The papers were from the DCWV Royal Garden & Linen Closet as well as an Aqua shimmery vellum from the Paper Studio.   Once I assembled the entire octopus, I used a colored Sharpie to ink the edges, which really took some time.

The base of the card is a pale yellow and then a shimmery aqua and then a coral printed paper from Creative Imaginations South Seas stack.   I round punched the corners of all the layers and then used a Martha Stewart around the page punch on the coral top layer. 

The bubbles above the octopus are bisque colored liquid pearls and the net is black tulle that I folded together on the back of the mat, then taped down.   On the front, I cut the bottom of the tulle in a scallop pattern and spread it out.   The 'weights' on the ends of the net are round foam dots that I colored with a black sharpie and then added black circles the foam.   Once I was done, I used glossy accents to make the weights look shiny.

Last, the sentiment...   The frame was cut from the Songbird cartridge using Frame 2 at 2 1/4" and then the shadow at 2 1/4" and then another regular cut at 2 1/2".   I used a couple layers of foam dimensional dots on the frame and then added the printed sentiment that I inked to give some similar color to the shades of the card.
On the inside, I used the same papers but, corner punched the corners only and didn't do the edges.   The sentiment inside was also printed.  


  1. So fun! Great webbing!

  2. Wow, that octopus is pretty cool looking. I love the colors you used for him. Thanks for the inspirations!

  3. Your card is fabulous… *Ü*
    Wishing you a beautifully blessed weekend,
    **Lots of BIG Hugs**