Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mr. Octopus

The second I saw Some Odd Girl's Mr. Octopus stamp, I knew I just had to have it. It is completely adorable and funny, plus a great practice for all kinds of awesome textures, Copic blending and color combinations.

I started by stamping the Octopus in My Favorite Thing's hybrid ink in licorice black. I colored it in using my Copics. I went for a mint/teal color with just the slightest bit of pink. After cutting the octopus out, I set him aside to work on the background.

I cut a 4x5.25" panel from Echo park paper. I found a scrap of polkadot paper and adhered it to the front. Then, I adhered a piece of scalloped ribbon. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in black ink. Then, I rounded the corners of the panel and of the card base.

After adhering the panel to the card base, I added a few 4mm gold sequins. And voila! Simple card, but fun to create.

Stamp: Some Odd Girl Mr. Octopus
Ink: MFT Hybrid ink in licorice black
Base: Simon Says Stamp #100lbs card stock in Fog
Paper: Carta Bella Summer Lovin' 6x6 
Copics: Octopus (BG11, BG32, BG18, B000, BG01, B45, R22, R34, W2), Hat/cane (Y21, YR15, W4, W6, W8)
Stampin' up scalloped ribbon in chocolate chip
Pretty Pink Posh Metallic Gold Sequins in 4mm
Ranger Studio multi-medium matte
Uniball Signo Broad white gel pen


  1. Wow! Love what you did with the stamp! So cute and I just love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Some Odd girl Linky Party :)

    1. It's shaping up to be one of my favorite stamps! (I say that about pretty much every SOG stamp lol). :)

  2. Love, love, love your card!!
    Wow!! Gorgeous colors!!
    Thanks for joining our Some Odd Girl Linky Party!!

    1. Thanks so much, lenny! I'm just so in-love with the octopus stamp. I keep wanting to make more and more cards with it. :D