Thursday, April 26, 2018

Stampin' Sneak Peek

Hello there peaches!  Welcome the Unofficial Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Sneak Peek Blog Hop.  I'm so happy that you've joined us as we share our beautiful projects from all around the world! Each of us was given a few products to create samples with to share at Onstage this past April (Onstage is Stampin' Up!'s convention where we demonstrators are invited to attend to get a sneak peek at brand new upcoming products).

  Sea Of Textures Bundle

Today I am featuring the brand new stamp set Sea of Textures and it's coordinating Under The Sea Framelits Dies.  This stamp and die set are GORGEOUS!  In fact, there's a bit of a funny story about how I was assigned this set.

 After my lovely Stampin' Up! contact, Brandi Barnard, had asked me to be a presenter at the April 2018 Onstage in Las Vegas, I asked her if there were any ocean-themed sets. Of course I would do my best to make whatever she sent me shine, but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask. Well, she texted me back with a picture of the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and I'm pretty sure I lost the ability to speak, lol. I like to think that Stampin' Up! just KNEW what I love and picked it just for me. Well, I'm sure you can imagine that I took this set and ran with it. I couldn't stop creating and I think you'll feel the same way! 

Here are a few samples I created with this bundle:

This stamp and die set is part of the Tranquil Textures Suite of products, so you know you're going to have a ton of fabulous products that will coordinate AND enhance each other! Not only that, but these products offer so much versatility. Because or their texture and artistic look, the possibilities for layering, adding texture, and creating unique, eclectic projects are endless! You can see in my projects just a few of the ways they can be combined and mixed and matched to create new looks.

Now, I have shared with you how this stamp and die set offer so many creative options, but you really have to play with it yourself to see it's full potential. The stamp set has so many gorgeous textured images like an octopus, some, coral, and of course seaweed. It also has perfectly paired sentiments too which makes this set so perfect for just about any occasion. The dies are are beautiful too. Some are designed to cut out the image exactly; while others are stand-alone dies. I especially love the netting die! It's going to be so stunning on packaging, scrapbook pages, and cards! Her's a close-up of how I used the netting.

I just loved finding other ways to use the dies as well. In the scrapbook layout below, you can see how I have used the fish die to cut out a mask to spread embossing paste. The mask allowed me to create a school of little embossing paste fish, adding even more depth and texture to my layout. 

I even used the dies to dry emboss. I have talked in depth about how this technique is done in a previous post, but if you're wanting to achieve this look, I have great news! Stampin' Up! has come out with a brand new tool that will allow you to emboss with your dies! They are called Big Shot Embossing Mats and you will soon see them in the upcoming catalog this June (or you may have already seen them if you are already a demonstrator). Here's a look at the effect you get when embossing with your dies. I love the subtle texture you get with this embossing technique.

And don't throw away those tiny fish you cut out! they are great for shaker cards!

Well, that's all my display samples! As you can see, there are so many looks and possibilities with this set! You will definitely need to put this on your "must have" list because it's an amazing one! I hope you have enjoyed my sneak peek samples and I am so grateful you have stopped by. Next up is Emma Goddard. I'm so excited to see what she has to share!

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  1. The octopus looks stunning in all these colors! Amazing cards! Love the photo of your mermaid, haha, gorgeous layout!!

  2. Love all your samples! How did you do those little sea stars on the page layout?

    1. Thank you so much! I just used the center of the sand dollar die to create the starfish. :)

  3. These are AWESOME Lauren! I also got this stamp set and I didn't know what to make with it so I hope I did an ok job but you have blown me away with it! Your samples are amazing. xx

  4. I love ALL of these (as you know)!! Such a fun, bright and grungy take to this suite and totally you. A-MAZ-ING!

  5. Wow wow wow, I just love each and everyone of these amazing samples!

  6. Of course, your mermaid is the most beautiful! All other projects I like also excellent!
    The octopus caught me! Into the heart ;)

  7. Oh that octopus has won my heart! I bet you nailed your presentation Lauren, love your creations.x

  8. I just saw a few of these on instagram and was totally blown away. You've killed this stamp set and I cannot wait to try out some of your ideas. Those multi colored octopi are AMAZING!!!

  9. My heart sings when I see all the glorious textures and details on these samples. You did a knock out job with all that you did. I can't wait to get this bundle and make a few things totally inspired by you!


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