Sunday, February 12, 2017

You Octopi My Heart!

I could not resist this stamp set by Lawn Fawn, but the accompanying octopus is sooo teeny and does not have a lot of character IMHO.   Cricut to the rescue with this oh so cute octopus from the Birthday Bash cart. 

Since this card is for my science - minded DGD, I quickly realized that I would have to create some extra legs for my octopus and so I sliced and welded in Design Space only to find that because I wanted the extra legs a darker color, it was just much easier to duplicate the octopus and trim away two legs.   Lesson learned!   I eliminated the birthday packages that the octopus was carrying by closing the eye in DS and then I substituted a layered heart from Doodlecharms.

I distress inked the background using my Groove, added some dew drop bubbles and heat embossed the sentiment.   Such a fun card to make!

I am linking my card with the Valentine challenge at BBTB2 here.

and the Valentine Challenge # 294 at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog here.

If you are 'last minute - ing it' like me, there's tons of inspiration on both sites.  Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )   Christine


  1. I like how you added the extra limbs. The background really enhances this card. Happy V Day

  2. What's a groove, please? Another craft room toy you're going to show me that I'll find I can't live without? lol. I love your card. And I too used Doodlecharms to replace an envelope that originally came with a Cricut mailbox image. Nothing like a little surgery to get the right results. Thank goodness for DS.

  3. What a fabulous idea to have this octopus holding a heart. You made a very cute Card! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  4. Ok, this is adorable, love the octopus die cut! The entire card is so cute! Thank you for joining us at FCCB! Blessings, Jamie

  5. We love octopuses (octopi?) in our house and this one is so cute! So very clever how you put it all together! Thank you for joining us at the FCCB Challenge this week! I hope you had a very Happy Valentine's Day! Cynthia

  6. adorable! You worked hard on this card to make it just right for your DGD! I'm sure she loved it!! i DO! Thanks for sharing your talent at Fantabulous Cricut!

  7. Hi! Great to see you back again! This is really cute - love the diecut octopus with the sweet sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us for the FCCB challenge this week! Hugs, DT Karla


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