Sunday, July 20, 2014

Real Sucker

Now, I rarely make cards for my dear hubby for "just because" - and he is really one terrific guy -- sorry ladies, he's all mine!  And I am often attracted to sentimental/romantic/cutsie sets with him in mind.  This stamp set from Stampin Up is not one of those (I actually bought it to use for my grandnephew's card - but then didn't use it.  So I combined the images with a sentiment from a Darcie's set.  I think I will tuck this under his pillow or somewhere unexpected for him.

I really like the sketch at CASE this Sketch.
And the colors and inspiration picture at Color Q is awesome.
The octopus and school of fish stamps, and the pattern paper are from Stampin Up.  So is the ink -- which I then overstamped with Versamark and heat embossed with some clear sparkly embossing powder. 
I  don't know if you can see the smile and little dots on the octopus -- he is really cute IRL, but looks kinda creepy odd in the photo.  I tried several times to capture it, but didn't have any luck.  

 I'm putting this into a few other challenges:
1. Addicted to Stamps - Create a Clean and Simple Card.  This is about as CAS as I get.  :)
2. Clear it Out Challenge - is to Keep It Simple Silly (KISS) - this is simple -- and only has 2 layers: the white card stock, and small strip of pattern paper.  And since I had the stamp set, and never used it as intended, this will qualify as "clear it out". 
3. The Brown Sugar Challenge is "Sea and Sand" - definitely sea
4. Fantasy Stampers challenge is "Animal Magic" - octopus and fish are animals -- not the cute and cuddly kind, but definitely animals.
5. At Red Rubber Designs the challenge is "By the Sea"

That's about all for now -- I'm going to enjoy my morning cup of coffee on the patio.  See you soon.


  1. LOL! How could your hubby not get a kick out of this card! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

  2. I love it and I'm sure your husband does too! I think this is a really jolly octopus. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  3. Love this CAS card. Great sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out for our KISS Challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  4. Love this FUN card Carol, and your sentiment is the best!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

  5. Oh, this totally makes me smile! Super sweet take on the sketch!

  6. Yep, definitely not cute and cuddly, LOL. It doesn't matter though, its a great male and CAS card Carol.
    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers for our animal challenge. :)

  7. Love this funny card :D Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  8. A great fun design, Carol - hope your hubby liked it. Thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers for our 'Animal Magic' challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  9. Beautiful card, sweet image , wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  10. You do CAS really well! I love all the fish surrounding the octopus and the sentiment is really cool. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  11. So sweet! Fantastic stamping and colors! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!
    Drea DT Host Inspirational #129

  12. This is so cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!