You Octopi My Thoughts

Good morning, crafty friends!! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend!! We have the weekend off and have some friends visiting from out-of-state, so we are headed to the lake for some much needed rest and relaxation!!

I have an infinity shaker card to share with you today!! I have seen these around and always loved the look of them, but never made one myself! I may be addicted now!! Such a simple way to make a shaker!!

I began by creating the background for my shaker. I blended Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Inks onto Bristol paper in an ombre’ order, with the lightest at the top. I used the Scenes From the Sea Stencils with Black Soot, Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone to create my ocean floor. I applied Esmeralda Green Nuvo Glimmer Paste to the fish included in the same stencil set in three places on the background and set it aside to dry. The octopus, from Ocean Reef Scene Builder, was stamped onto white cardstock with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored with Copics and fussy cut. Once the background was dry, I inserted it into a large stamp storage pocket and added a mixture of Caribbean Ocean, Swimming Pool, Puddle Jumping and Found My Marbles embellishments inside the pocket. I cut off some of the extra pocket, folded it to the back and adhered it to itself with a strong adhesive. The pocket was then adhered to an A2 size cardbase. I adhered the octopus and the greeting, which was white heat embossed onto a black cardstock strip, to the front of the pocket and called it done!!

That’s it!! Have you ever made a shaker card like this? It’s so easy, I hope you’ll give it a try!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next Friday!!

Brenda

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