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Tuesday 30 December 2014

Octopus hugs from Chocolate Baroque

a card made using the fun new stamps Steampunk Funky Fish and  Steampunk Sea World. I've made a theatre style card by taking two rectangular pieces of card, scoring at 2cm and 4cm in from either end. When you join the two end sections it gives a really fun card that still folds flat to post.

To decorate the card I cur a circular aperture in the front section and used a stencil and texture paste to create the brick effect. Once the paste was dry I added some colour with distress inks in Tea Dye and Vintage Photo.

On the back section of the card I stamped the steampunk bubble machine three times and embossed with gold embossing powder and added some colour with markers before inking around the images with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

The octopus was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and coloured with Graph'It markers. I cut the octopus out and mounted it on some acetate. I folded a flap over at the top of the acetate and stuck it to the back of the card. I love this technique, I first saw Glenda demonstrate it years ago and it's great for giving your image some movement. Here's pic to (hopefully) show the acetate strip.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
CRAFT: Anything goes
Creative Knockouts: anything goes
Divas by Design: anything goes
Paper Shelter: anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty: anything goes
Sweet Stampin: anything goes

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous Claire. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

    Sue xx

  2. Great scene and I love the kinetic element with the octopus.
    Best wishes for 2015!

  3. What a super fun card, love the shape, the octopus and the steampunk feel! Thank you for joining our ' Anything goes' challenge at Sweet Stampin', Happy New Year, love Jacky x

  4. Wow, that's so intricate! Cool card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Happy New Year wishes! Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  5. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x


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