I wanted to create a quick card and the best way I know is to put together an easy background. Using a slimline panel, I used a few Tombow markers in blues and purples scribbling it all over. With a water brush, I blended out all the colors and it created a gorgeous watery background.
I stamped out the Oracle Octopus on a separate piece of cardstock, colored her up using alcohol markers, and then die cut it with the coordinating die. I chose to go back in to cut out the interior of the tentacles as a personal choice. You definitely don’t have to do this.
To fill out the space on the upper slimline panel, I pulled out the Summer School stencil because I didn’t want to add any more images. I used distress ink and a blending buddy to add a school of fish. It’s such a fun and easy detail to add.
This Oracle Octopus stamp set contains a ton of sentiments. I chose to stamp the larger sentiments directly onto the card and then I heat embossed the smaller ones and sprinkled them in the upper half of the slimline panel. The Oracle Octopus was added directly to the bottom portion of the card. Since the card panel is scalloped, I matted it on some mirror blue cardstock and then adhered it to a white cardbase.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you get inspired to create. Come back again soon for more inspiration and ideas! Happy Crafting!