Monday, February 3, 2014

Warm Wishes Octopus Card!

Warm Wishes Octopus card using SEAson's Greeting Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

Sending you lots of warm wishes!

Has it been cold where you live? This January has been a horribly cold one here in Wisconsin. We've had several days of -20 and lower temps! Sooooo cold! So I thought it would be fun to make a silly warm wishes octopus card to send a friend this winter! 

Plus, I love finding ways to use stamps for multiple occasions. This set, SEAson's Greetings, was part of our holiday release but I love that just by changing the colors to something a little less holiday, you can easily make this card fit other wintery occasions too! 

To create this card, I stamped this cute octo on watercolor paper with waterproof ink and then colored it in with distress markers and a water brush. I love this purple/green/teal color combo! So fun and cheery! Here are a couple close-ups so you can see the fun coloring. 

Warm Wishes Octopus card using SEAson's Greeting Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

After the ocotpus was all colored I cut it out with circle dies in my big shot and then added it onto this card with a doily behind it for fun! Then I added some patterned paper and washi tape (I can't seem to make a card without washi tape and bakers twine lately). 

Warm Wishes Octopus card using SEAson's Greeting Stamp set by Newton's Nook Designs

What do you think? Doesn't changing up the colors really give this stamp set a fresh, winter feel? I also grabbed the "warm wishes" sentiment from the Snow Day Stamp set - but you could use any word you like - it would be cute for a winter birthday too!

By the way - this set is one of our sets that's ON SALE this week!  We're trying to make room for our spring sets -so from now until Friday, February 7th - select stamp sets are on sale for just $10.99!  What a great time to snatch them up! Check out our site to see the sale:
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Don't forget to enter our Inky Paws challenge!

You have until this Friday, February 7th, 2014 at Midnight CST to enter our latest challenge!  This month we're trying something new - a color challenge! Check out our color combo here and post a card using it for a chance to win a $10 gift card to our shop! You can view full details and link up your card to our Inky Paws Challenge on this postIf you don't own a NND stamp set yet you can still use the digital freebies on our freebies page here


  1. I love it! The colors are so fun, and that watercoloring is awesome; I have to do that some time! And yes,I placed a very nice order just now - can't wait!

  2. Your coloring is beautiful, Jennifer!

  3. What a fun, colourful octopus you've created, certain to cheer up and warm up these cold wintry days. Today, we're at -34C (-29 F)! You've showcased the versatility of this set wonderfully; amazing what a little 'change in the wardrobe' can do!

  4. Oh what a vibrant colored card! The octopus is so sweet with his mittens and ear muffs!!!! Love the design!

  5. OKAY this is too CUTE!! I LOVE this SWEET Card!! Those colors are PERFECT!! Reminds me of my Wedding colors!! LOL!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)


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