Hi there stampers!  Today’s card features some ink blending using Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, and Blueberry Bushel.  I love how these colors blended together to look like the ocean so I knew immediately I had to use the Sea of Textures bundle to finish this card off.

#inkblended background card made with #coastalcabana #balmyblue and #blueberrybushel inks and #seaoftextures stamp set from #stampinup

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and blended on the three colors of blue.  I build the color slowly to avoid any streaks or impressions from my blending tool.  I then added some water splatters to pick up some of the color and add more interest.  I also added some splatters of Wink of Stella to give some shimmer to the background.  I then stamped the fish scale looking image from the Sea of Textures stamp set onto the background with Blueberry Bushel.

I stamped the octopus image with Gorgeous Grape and added some Blueberry Bushel to the arms.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the octopus and also the netting for the background.  I added some stars that come from the centers of the sand dollar dies.  I then added some silver thread and adhered to the front of the card.  The entire panel was adhered to a top folding A2 card base made from Blueberry Bushel.

#inkblended background card made with #coastalcabana #balmyblue and #blueberrybushel inks and #seaoftextures stamp set from #stampinup