Monday, July 3, 2017

So Many Shells for FMS and the Blog Candy Winner!

As I'm working on my technique night cards this week, I'm pouring on the texture because that is the theme for technique night classes this month. I can't get enough of the coastal look so I had to get So Many Shells out again. I think that is fast becoming one of my favourites from this catalogue - and more for the sentiments than the images, although I really love the images as well, but the sentiments are spectacular! I'm showcasing a different one in this post.

I'm using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #294 for my layout:

It's perfect for this beachy look and the different layers let me add some real texture to the card using Embossing Folders.

  • I've used the Seaside Embossing Folder and the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder to create texture on the background panels. On the Soft Suede panel, with the Pinewood Planks texture, I sponged in Soft Suede ink to increase the visibility of the wood grain.
  • On the front panel, I used one of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack designs backed with some Sahara Sand cardstock to create a weathered wood texture, which really helps to accentuate that coastal ambience.
  • All the shells from the So Many Shells stamp set are created with two step stamping, and, once again, it is much easier to stamp the more detailed image in darker ink first and then use the more solid image (smoother stamp) with lighter ink to line up the two images with ease. I experimented with different colour combos before deciding on these.
  • I used some new ribbon, the 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon in Soft Sky, and the Mini Sequin Trim in Silver for the narrow horizontal strip in the challenge sketch. I'm so happy to be able to include ribbon in my designs again. I have to say I missed it last year when we had so little to choose from.

Announcing the Blog Candy Winner

Thanks to all who commented on my blog for my Blog Candy Give Away last week. Saturday night after 11 pm, I used a Random Number Picker to choose a winner.

There were 11 Canadian comments and the app chose #9 which turned out to be Rebecca Hendricks. Congratulations, Rebecca! Please contact me and I will arrange to get your prize to you!!

Now, besides our great Bonus Days Promotion during July, we also have a promotion for those who have thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and joining my team! 

If you sign up for the starter kit in July, you will earn an extra bonus of an Essentials Gift Pack in your kit for no extra charge! It's worth an extra $94! This is an awesome deal on top of what is already an amazing value! Here's the deal:

You see, on top of this offer, you already normally get $165 worth of any products you choose for $135 with no shipping or tax, and there's no obligation to hold work shops or sell products or have an inventory, so you really can't lose.

But you can gain the ability to see new catalogues a month ahead of the public and order from them earlier as well. You gain an instant community of like-minded friends who love crafting as much as you do, and the ability to order your own supplies with a minimum 20% discount, and more, the more your order. The free Carols of Christmas Stamp set is half of a wonderful bundle from the up coming 2017 Holiday Catalogue that will be released early to the public in August, but you will be able to get a hold of it in July!

If you want more information, please message me or text me at 250-768-7379. To join, click on Join My Team here or in the top menu and follow the prompts!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad
Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad


  1. What a great card! I love those shells and all the different textures! Such lovely soft colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. This is so pretty! Love the sheets witht he woodgrain background! Glad you joined us at FMS!


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