August 30, 2018

Sea of Textures (and Textures, and more Textures!) - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello friends, and welcome back for another round of Fancy Friday!  At the end of each month, a group of "fancy" Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world gets together for a themed blog hop - thanks for joining us again!  I'm Shannon, a demonstrator from Calgary, Alberta, Canada; whether you're starting here with me or coming from my friend Rochelle in Australia, I'm so glad you're here and I can't wait to share this month's creation with you! 

Our theme this month is BUNDLES.  What's better than when Stampin' Up! releases stamp sets and framelits dies that coordinate?  Getting them for 10% off, obviously!  There are tons of fantastic bundles featured in the current Stampin' Up! annual catalogue, and you'll be seeing a huge variety as you go through our blog hop.  Don't miss a post - they'll all be super! - and if you just can't wait to get your hands on them, I'm happy to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Canada - there are shopping links at the bottom of this post!

I knew right away which bundle I wanted to feature - I am head-over-heels for nautical imagery and I absolutely LOVE octopi, so I wanted to spend some time gettin' fancy with Sea of Textures.  Check it out!

This gorgeous bundle is absolutely PACKED full of fantastic products - with 9 rubber stamps and 8 Framelits dies, there are so many beautiful combinations to make your cards pop!  I used the gorgeous octopus as a focal point, and bright in some coral and seaweed in the background, then used plenty of the fabulous Framelits to add texture and dimension to the project.  One of my favourite things about this card is the lines of Tranquil Tide seaweed in the background - I am a brand new Stamparatus convert, and I can't say enough good things about this fabulous tool!  I was able to stamp the seaweed in perfectly straight, parallel lines with no fuss and no wasted paper.  Yay!  

Speaking of texture, I also had help from Silver Embossing Paste, thread and twine, Foil Paper, Vellum, and even a sheet of bubble wrapped that I stamped with clear embossing powder - can you see the sheen in the background?  This card is so over-the-top it can barely stand up on its own!  :)

Speaking of the fabulous bundles in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Annual Catalogue, another favourite of mine is Stitched All Around - I love it so much that it's the focus of this month's CrushOnColour Project Pack!

With the purchase of the Stitched All Around bundle this month, you'll receive the FREE supplies and instructions to make SIX beautiful cards from the comfort of your own home.  If you've never done an online class with me before, this is a great one to start with - it's a real stunner!  Click here for details on how to order, including how to receive FREE Basic Jewels with your purchase!  This Project Pack is only available until TOMORROW, August 31st, so don't miss out!

See you again soon - have a fabulous day!

Now let's hop over to my friend Susan Wong in New Zealand and see what magnificent creation she's put together for us!  Susan never ceases to amaze me with her beautiful projects.  

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  1. Gorgeous card. You are so talented when it comes to adding all those layers like that!

  2. WOW! All those layers are amazing!! Fantastic colours, so bright and fun! Just awesome! Rochelle xo

  3. That's just amazing! Fabulous color combo and all levels are just so pretty!

  4. I don’t know if you know this about me, but blue is my jam! This card is so so gorgeous! I love every single perfect detail!

  5. This card really is a sea of textures! ALL the textures <3 <3

  6. So amazing! I just love the bright scene, that vellum octopus and all your gorgeous layers

  7. All that layer love and all of those details - so perfect!