Thursday, 21 June 2018

Create a sponged background for your cards and projects - Sea of Textures Octopus card

This picture shows a handmade card with an octopus and the words 'You're one of a kind'. It was made using the Sea of Textures stamp set and Mossy Meadow ink by Stampin' Up!

Isn't this card gorgeous? It was SO simple to make.

I've been really enjoying the new Sea of Textures stamp set and co-ordinating Under The Sea dies, which are available as a bundle (more information below).

The Octopus lends itself to any colour, and you can team it with any background for a fabulous nautical project.

Choose your colours!
I opted for Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Mossy Meadow - they coordinate perfectly together. The background was surprisingly easy to create, just follow the instructions below.

How to make this card 
1. Mask off a square area using Post-It Notes, or use a square die to create a template.
I used the largest square die from the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies. I also used Post-It Notes to hold my template down and protect my cardstock from being stained.

This image shows you how to mask off an area for sponging on colour in cardmaking and scrapbooking. This picture shows you how to sponge and stamp a masked off area using Stampin' Up! products.


2. Sponge your template using your colours. I used Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and Mossy Meadow. Leave to dry.
3. Stamp your Octopus using the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and cut out using the Under The Sea Dies. I added ink to each end of the Octopus using the ink pads and then blended slightly with an Aqua Painter before stamping.
4. Add some seaweed and a sentiment, both from the Sea of Textures set. Add some gentle waves using the High Tide stamp set.
5. Assemble your card. I used Whisper White Cardstock.

This picture shows a handmade card with an octopus and the words 'You're one of a kind'. It was made using the Sea of Textures stamp set and Balmy Blue ink by Stampin' Up!

Please note that the Sea of Textures stamp set and co-ordinating Under the Sea Dies are available as a Clear Mount Bundle and Wood Mount Bundle


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