Sunday, June 03, 2012

Adorable Octopus

This cute little card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4." I used dark purple for the base, then cut some glittery green cardstock at 5 1/4"x4" for the next layer. I used the same dark purple again, it is cut at 5"x3 3/4" and my final layer, the patterned green cardstock, is 4 3/4"x3 1/2." I cut a strip of dark purple cardstock at 1 1/2"x5" and a strip of the purple polka dot cardstock at 1 1/4"x5." I stamped my sentiment on the polka dot cardstock. The sentiment stamp is from Fiskars. The adorable little octopus was a $1 stamp that I got at JoAnns a couple of years ago, I believe that it is from Studio g. I stamped the octopus on the purple polka dot cardstock, minus her face, then cut her out. I gave her a Peachy Keen face instead. I used the Everyday Character Face Parts to create her face. I colored in the whites of her eyes with a white gel pen and used some purple chalk to give her some blush. I also used a green gel pen to color the accents on her tentacles. I used Mother's Day Boquet to cut the flower she is wearing. I cut it at .625," and I used my Gypsy to be able to cut it at this size. I added a green gem to the center of the flower, then attached her to the card with pop-dots. Nice and simple, but super adorable!
I made this for the following challenges:

19 comments:

  1. She is definitely adorable!

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  2. she is so cute...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    Tina
    sweetie dt

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  3. Cute paper combo and love the flower on the octopus.Thanks for joining us for the May Flowers challenge at CWC.

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  4. This is truly adorable, Paula! Thank you for sharing with us at 365 Cards! :)

    Cheers,
    DT Jenny
    http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com

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  5. This is, possibly, the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week and good luck!
    Rene :D

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  6. Oh my, what a cute little card! And "adorable" is so appropriate! Great job!

    Thanks for playing along at The Friday Mashup!

    Sheri (guest designer)

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  7. This really is "Adorable", Love it. TFS

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  8. Very cute, I don't think of putting purple and green together very often. Thanks for joining us at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday.

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  9. Too cute, Paula! Love that sweet little octopus wearing that sweet little flower. Thanks so much for joining our May Flowers challenge at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team
    www.gator-4-life-blogspot.com

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  10. Very adorable. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Cooking with Cricut.

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  11. What a cute card! I love the scraps of paper you used, especially the green.

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup.

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  12. I love using up scraps, don't you? Very cute octopus! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

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  13. well you sure did get the sentiment right, LOL that octopus is the cutest, lol love it :)

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  14. Oh My!! This is Super Duper CUTE!! Love the colors, the papers!! Thanks for joining us at Peachy Keen!

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  15. oh Paula this is adorable!!!
    so glad you joined us on 365 cards :)

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  16. ohhh I LOVE the glitter and the octopus!!! sooo cute!!!!

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  17. This card is sooooo adorable..love that flower on octopus :)
    Thanks for plaing along with us @ 365cards

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  18. OMG I love that octopus.. So adorable! The Glitter paper is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

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