Today I’m sharing a card I made using products from the Tranquil Textures Suite that is featured on pages 154-155 in the annual catalog. I just love the octopus image and knew as soon as I saw it in the new catalog that I had to purchase the Sea of Texture stamp set and coordinating Under the Sea Framelits and Tranquil Textures designer papers. I always gravitate to floral images so I wanted to challenge myself to do something different and I am really pleased with how this card turned out!
I used Mint Macaron cardstock as the base and then cut a piece of Tranquil Textures designer series paper at 4″ x 5 1/2″ as the base to build the collage on. To make the window I cut a circle in the upper middle part of the designer paper using one of the dies from the Layering Circles Framelits set and then cut another circle from a contrasting lighter piece of designer paper using a die one size larger than the first one and then glued the two pieces together. I stamped the octopus with Fresh Fig ink and one of the sea plants using Balmy Blue ink and cut them out with the matching dies. Next I cut the netting from Crumb Cake cardstock, sea plant from Soft Sea Foam and sand dollars from Tranquil Tide using the matching dies, and arranged them on the card to form the collage. I stamped one of the greetings included in the stamp set in the upper portion of the circle, but you could also choose greetings from other sets that would fit inside the circle as well. I finished it off with a few of the smallest size of Mint Macaron faceted dots from the new Faceted Dots embellishments. Thanks for stopping by today!