I am super excited today, as I get to go to class at The Inkpad tonight..my first one in ages and the first time seeing the Craftgang since my operation.
I love the Lawn Fawn mini stamp sets. I bought the 'You Octopi my Heart' set with the plan to use it for Hubby's VDay card, but I changed my mind.
So he was all unused on my desk and that didn't seem right.
I was making some DT cards using the Simon Says Stamp wave stamp that you can see on my card and it gave me an idea.
I stamped the waves, I didn't reink my stamp, so I got a faded look.
I stamped, coloured and die-cut the Octopus..I was a bit stumped about what colour he should be and settled on pink!
Because I was planning on him being a birthday card, I thought it would be fun if he was holding birthday related items. Cue a MASSIVE search through my online stamp directory (totally geeky..) to find a present and a cake small enough for him to hold AND that had a die, because fussy cutting makes me want to barf. The gift is by Avery Elle, the cake is by MFT.
The sentiment stamp is by Concord &9th.
I am super happy with how this card came out, it means that Mr Octopus has more than 'love' use in him.
Have a great weekend