And the Octopus says ... Hip Hip Hooray!

by Joanne James21. June 2014 21:07

I've had a great day today and spent most of it in my craft room making samples for my forthcoming Stampin' Up! New Catalogue Launch Party (you can find full details here). You will be seeing lots of 'sneak peek' cards this week ready to whet your appetite for what's coming in the new catalogue. Today I'm sharing a card I made using this week's sketch layout over at Seize the Sketch and one of my favourite new stamp sets, Sea Street. Here is the sketch layout:

 And here's my fun take on the sketch:

I used a piece of Coastal Cabana for my base, then mounted a piece of Maritime Designer Series Paper onto a Night of Navy mat and aligned this with the edge of my card.  I then stamped the octopus from the Sea Street stamp set in Night of Navy on Whisper White and fussy cut it out and adhered it to my card using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then created a little flag using one of the stamps from the Hip Notes stamp set using some Whisper White and a cocktail stick, colouring the word 'hooray' with my Coastal Cabana marker. I finished with a Night of Navy stitched grosgrain ribbon bow across the DSP section.

This stamp set is a great set for fun birthday cards and lots more besides - check back to see what else I'll be making with it this week.

That's all from me today; back tomorrow with another card. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

* Sea Street - available 1st July

* Maritime DSP - available 1st July

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


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Comments (8) -

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
6/21/2014 10:55:29 PM #

Adorable card, Joanne! Love that cute octopus and the flag! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Seize the Sketch!


Joanne James
Joanne James
6/22/2014 4:20:14 PM #

Thanks Sandy - a great sketch this week, worked perfectly for my idea!


Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
6/22/2014 4:35:58 PM #

Such a cute card! Love the little flag! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch! Please feel free to check out my sample:


Joanne James
Joanne James
6/22/2014 7:36:15 PM #

Thanks Mona! I went to your blog and returned the compliment - great that you can get two so different cards from the same sketch! Thanks for popping by!


Sara Smeby
Sara SmebyUnited States
6/22/2014 6:14:11 PM #

Joanne, I am such a fan of your work!  This octopus is so cute! Your fussy cutting is impressive, by the by.  I'm a happy follower of your blog!  Smile



Joanne James
Joanne James
6/22/2014 7:37:09 PM #

Sara you made my day Smile So glad you enjoy reading my daily ramblings!


Katie Melhus
Katie MelhusUnited States
6/23/2014 12:08:21 AM #

Fussy cut?  Seriously?  That's awesome!  The octopus is so fun with his flag Smile Thanks for joining us over at Seize the Sketch!


Joanne James
Joanne James
6/23/2014 11:31:44 AM #

I know Katie - I did wonder if I was mad, but it just wouldn't have looked the same on a punched circle!! Glad you like my card.


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