I had some fun this week with my Case-ing the Catty Challenge. This week the focus is the Delightfully Detailed section of the Annual Catalogue, pages 38-51.
There’s lots to love in these pages, but what caught my eye was this blue card on p. 48. I don’t have the super cute P.S. You’re the Best stamp set that is featured in this card (yet, it just might make its way onto an order soon) but it was the colours and repeated background stamping – one of my favourite techniques – that really appealed to me.
And what better to go with that beautiful Balmy Blue than the octopus from Sea of Textures? I love this little guy. It’s a great set and I love being able to easily cut the octopus out with the matching framelits (that’s not one I would like to fussy cut).
To create the multi-coloured Octopus I used the baby wipe technique, dropping a few different reinkers onto some baby wipes (sat on a large clear block) to create a temporary multicoloured stamp pad.
I love this effect and how each time you stamp you get a different mix of colour. Which of course was the perfect excuse to make some more rainbow octopuses and a few more cards, featuring the Tranquil Textures DSP. This one stands out beautifully on a base of Crumb Cake.
Although the DSP uses Fresh Fig as it’s purple I used a Berry Burst reinker so went with a Berry Burst base for this bright one.
And there are three greens featured in this version, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, and Soft Sea Foam.
I love the coral elements from the framelits and this Happy Birthday sentiment is getting a lot of use from me at the moment. It is from the fabulous Hostess set Hand Delivered. That font is just gorgeous, and it’s the perfect size for my favourite label punch.
I had such fun making these and love my little collection of octopuses. Fun fact for the post: I looked it up. The plural of ‘octopus’ is ‘octopuses’, not ‘octopi’, although since it is derived from Greek the Greek plural is actually ‘octopodes’ which personally I think sounds way cooler. So I’m going to call this my rainbow of octopodes.
From High Trees House,