Saturday, 3 August 2013

Octopode Birthday

Hi Everyone

Today I have a birthday card to share:

I started by creating the background - using a square of card I smeared paperartsy fresco paints in pansy, rose and zesty zing all over it.  I then stamped over this with the hexagon stamp by dreamies using versafine in smoky grey.

I printed out the Jolee image from The Octopode Factory and coloured her using promarkers.  I then added the happy birthday sentiment to the background using black archival and stamps from waltzing mouse.  I mounted the background onto black card and then adhered to a 6x6 scalloped card blank.  Finally I fussy cut Jolee and added her to the card with foam pads to give her more dimension and make her pop from the busy background.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

  • The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge - this week the theme is 'Make a Card' click HERE for all the details
  • Smudgy Antics Blog - the theme here is 'Use Fussy Cutting' click HERE to visit their blog
  • Inkspirational - this time it's an Anything Goes challenge - click HERE for more info
Thanks for stopping by today,

Claire x


  1. Claire this card is amazing. I love everything about it. the background, colours and that image is so unusual.x

  2. Such a dramatic card, I love it.

  3. Very striking card with a wonderful background

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Oh I love your Birthday Card. This is wonderful and your fussy cutting is fab. Thanks so much for joining us this challenge at Smudgy Antics.
    Susan S.

  5. wow what a great card! I'm sure anyone would love to get this on their B-day...I know I would!! Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics

  6. Gorgeous card! Love the image and your colouring is she took some cutting out too :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics :)

  7. Great card Claire. I love your background and that's a super cute image you have used too. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week.


  8. A deceptively simple card with some fabulous techniques used making it very striking. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics

  9. Fab background and great card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  10. Stunning card Clair, I really love the bg, the hex stamp is awesome, I might have to get that. Jolee looks fab against the bg, the colours really work so well together. thanks for joining us at the octopode factory.

  11. Gorgeous Card, really love the image and the colouring you've used on it.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy antics x

  12. Your birthday card rocks! I love the color palette as well as that cute and quirky image! Thanks for sharing your work with Smudgy Antics :)