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“I want to be under the sea, in an Octopus’ garden in the shade.” This card is inspired by a Beatles song that my husband sings around the house ALL THE TIME.  🙂

Octopus’ Garden Birthday Fishes

I used the Sunsational Stamps super adorable digi set Ocean Critters 1 and 2 to make this shaker card.  I colored these cute little ocean critters with my alcohol markers.  For the background and frame I sponged on Mermaid Lagoon, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto watercolor paper and then spritzing it with water.  I let the water sit on it for about a minute before I pressed a paper towel onto the paper to dry.  I like the bubbly spots this technique leaves.

Close-up of Birthday Fishes

Inside of Birthday Fishes Card

I used a rectangle die to cut the center out, I adhered a piece of acetate to the backside of the frame and added foam tape around backside of frame.  I adhered the solid rectangle to the card base and added the shaker elements.  I colored very small versions of the starfish, shells and turtles to add as additional shaker elements along with the beads and sequins.  I placed the acetate layer on top, added the ocean critter on top of the acetate and the ‘Fishing You’ are from my Doodlebug Teeny Type stickers.

I stamped the inside with a Raisin Boat sentiment and added one more turtle, because he is my VERY favorite!

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