Hello there stamping friends! I wanted to share with you today the card I made for our monthly team swaps. Our theme was “water” and it was awesome to see how everyone on the team interpreted the theme. We had watercolored cards, cards with vases filled with water and even a watermelon card. I took the theme pretty literally, mostly because I really wanted to use a brand new stamp set that I recently received in my new catalog preorder. Wink, wink.
This set is called Sea of Textures and will be available starting June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. There are also matching Framelits for this set and both with be available as a bundle with a 10% discount in just a couple more weeks. Even though you can’t get them now, it’s a fun little sneak peek of what is to come!
Here is a close up of some of the details. My color combo is Blueberry Bushel (which is a NEW In Color), Coastal Cabana (which is returning in the new catalog) and Lemon Lime Twist. I thought this combo had a very “oceanside” feel to it. I added some extra texture with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and of course, those little pearls.
The background circle behind the octopus was stamped using the textured stamp in the set. I inked it up multiple times in different ink colors to blend the colors together. I stamped some of the colors “off” a bit so they weren’t too dark and then stamped the little plant fully inked up in Blueberry Bushel. I really like how it came out.
I added couple of pops of the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper for some sparkly detail. This paper IS retiring on May 31st, so if you love it like I do, stock up now! In addition to the Glimmer Paper, I also added some of (my favorite) Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the Lemon Lime Twist coral piece. It’s not as bold as the Glimmer Paper but it just adds another fun element to the card.
To be honest, this stamp set is not my “usual” style. Turns out, I LOVE it! There was something about that little octopus with the “thanks for reaching out” sentiment that I though was too fun to pass up. I can’t wait to play around a little more with this set!
Finally here is a quick shot of the inside of my card. I left some space for a handwritten note. I just don’t think a card is finished unless you "dress up" the inside. To make it even more fun, you can also stamp your envelopes, as well. Just a little extra touch that makes a big difference.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my card. I’ve listed all of the supplies I used below (minus the Coastal Cabana cardstock…oops). Keep in mind again that the stamp set, framelits and 2 of the colors (Blueberry Bushel and Coastal Cabana) are NOT available until June 1st.
Have a HAPPY day today!