So I also got the Paper Layering Octopus, because he's just so darn cute! Here was my inspiration, and here is my card :
I went with a black card base, and didn't cut up the sentiment. I'm just a lil too OCD for that lol. I ink smooshed the background on watercolor paper- love how that turned out!- and did direct to paper of the Hero Arts Dolphin Ombre ink pad to color the paper for the octopus.
Hero Arts MMH July kit- sentiment and sequins, Ombre ink pad
HA Paper Layering Octopus dies
Distress inks: Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch
White detail embossing powder
Thanks for looking!