Monday, July 23, 2018

Prepping for Papercrafting Fun!

Hello All!

I am super excited- I am getting ready to go on the Stamp Junkies Retreat in Minneapolis; me and about 129 other papercrafters!  Not sure how much crafting I will get done, but I know I will get to meet many of my stampy idols.  I will be driving up with my stampy friend, Ceal.  Look out, MN, here we come!

Today's card is a simple one layer card using good old fashioned masking and sponging. 

I used distress inks and Technique Junkies Octopus Face Stamp.  If you are wanting to purchase this stamp, use code TJ10LeeAnn to save 10%.

I masked off the sentiment and stamped the octopus with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Next, I made a mask for the octopus and masked off the middle section of the card base.  I sponged on Distress inks in Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Blue Print Sketch.  Splashed on some water to cause the ink to react.
Next, I masked the image off as well as parts of the sentiment and stamped the sentiment in two parts- to the upper left and lower right of the color block.  I have never had an octopus on my face, lol.  How about you? 
Lastly, the octopus was colored with Copics.  As usual, I added sequins for some sparkle.

I am linking up to:
 Fab 'n' Funky- 'Make it Funny'
Animal Friends Challenge- 'Water'
Happy Little Stampers- CAS, animals

Thanks for stopping by,

Lee Ann 


  1. Oh my goodness, HOW EXCITING!!!!!!! I love retreats! I hope you have a blast! Wish I was going! ENJOY!!! Safe travels!
    This card is AMAZING! XX

  2. Großartig!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den AF.
    LG Dreja

  3. love the sentiment, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  4. What a fun card. Love the sentiment and ocean scene.

  5. What a fun design .... love the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx

  6. Simple but effective background! I love it!

  7. Lee Ann, your coloring is outstanding and I can't stop laughing at that sediment! Have a sensational time at the Retreat!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Eine wunderschöne Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.

    Liebe Grüße

  9. Das ist ein klasse Werk geworden und Du hast es ganz bezaubernd umgesetzt. Hab ganz lieben Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends

    Liebe Grüße
    Deine Vanessa

  10. Love your card, and I am trying to CASE it right now. What a pain to cut out, but the results are spectacular! Thanks!


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