Anne here with a fun birthday card using the Octopus exclusive die and the Dotted Rectangle Set from the Unbranded section.

To start off, I die cut the octopus three times from white cardstock and then I added color using Distress Ink and Distress Oxide (Fired Brick).

After die cutting the Dotted Rectangle, I spritzed it with Nuvo Mica Mists (Fresh Pear, Nebula Blue, Antique Gold).  The photo doesn't do justice to how shimmery this mica mist really is in person.

I only adhered the heads of the octopuses to the backdrop so that their legs could curl up and around.  Nuvo Glitter Drops (Midnight Sky) was added to their eyes.

The dark blue layer was dry embossed using an older Sizzix embossing folder (Swirls).  This was then adhered to the cardbase, which was also spritzed with the Mica Mists.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Team is creating for your inspiration.  Please visit my blog, Anne-Made, for additional details.


  1. Fabulous use of the Octopus die...wow...I love, love this card and all the great details!!



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