Okay, now I’ll show you my card first and then talk a bit about it:
I did something with this Cute Octopus that never occurred to me previously. I turned it into a digital stamp by converting the cut lines to print lines, making them thicker and selecting the print lines option. I don’t know why I never thought about this; but I just more than doubled my digital stamp collection by doing it and will look at cut files I may have passed over before in a whole new way.
I printed the octopus on water-color paper and cut it in a stitched circle. I colored him using Copic markers and dotted the bubbles with Glossy Accents. The mat is an inverted scallop Basic Black circle from the Silhouette store. Here’s a closer look at that:
I found two patterned papers I purchased l-o-n-g ago and embossed them with the D-Vine Swirls and Retro Circles embossing folders and placed them on a mat of Basic Black, punching all the outer corners with the ticket punch. I wrapped some coordinating fiber across the middle before attaching the mat to the Whisper White card base and the focal image with dimensionals. The greeting was typed in black using the CK Fairytale font; punched with a mat of Basic Black from a retired punch from Stampin’ Up. Two large eyelets to the upper right for a finishing touch!
Inside, I typed a sentiment which plays off both the octopus and the greeting using the same font.
I encourage you to try doing this with one of your cut file to see if you agree it opens up a whole new world to you.
I’ve also submitted this card to the following challenge:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies-Challenge #4 Anything Goes with a Critter