Stamp Review Crew: Sea of Textures Joy Fold Card

It’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Sea of Textures Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want. This week we are featuring the Sea of Textures stamp set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the talented Charlet Mallet.  After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the always creative Lou Kitzelman.

Sea of Textures Joy Fold Card

Joy Fold Card

Joy Fold Card

I have always loved octopi! They fascinate me, not only by their appearance, but also by their behaviors.  It must be the science teacher in me.  It wasn’t a surprise that I loved this bundle, especially given the textural images, too.  I hope you enjoy today’s Sea of Textures joy fold card.

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Joy fold cards are always fun to make, and they are easy, too! This one highlights one of the gorgeous patterns found in the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper collection.

Joy Fold CardThe inside was decorated with Crumb Cake netting and sea fans, with sea weed die cut from the same designer paper that is featured on the card.  Glimmer paper star fish and coral fans add a touch of sparkle.  The sentiment was inked in Fresh Fig, and offset to the side.

Joy Fold Card

The octopus was heat embossed in copper on vellum, and then die cut out.  He rests against a Sahara Sand net, while surrounded by a variety of glimmer paper sea weed, sea fans, coral, sand dollars and starfish, all created with the Under the Sea Framelits.

Joy Fold Card

I am not sure to whom I will send this card.  I have a friend who LOVES the beach who happens to be retiring soon, and I think she would love today’s card.  After all, retirement certainly is an adventure!

This is not the only Sea of Textures card I have created.  You may remember this one I designed for the Festive Friday Challenge:

sparkly friend card

To read more about this card, click HERE.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  If would like to try your hand at creating your own Sea of Textures joy fold card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.   You will receive a little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.


Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now hop along to Lou to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…


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  1. I’m looking for the measurements of this card? I’d also like to know how to make this Joy Fold! Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love the rich colours you have used Ann, that copper octopus looks fabulous…beautiful card! xx

  3. I love the texture the glimmer paper adds to your cards. Very fun! And I think I mentioned to you before that I am a big fan of the joy fold.

  4. I think all octopi should be copper from now Ann! That is so striking!

  5. A copper octopus!!! What a beautiful card.

  6. Wow, such detail! Beautiful card. TFS.

  7. Everytime you create a card – you just totally “outdo” yourself. I LOVE this Ann. One of the best ideas yet for using the DSP to make it look like the sand on the ocean floor. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  8. Love the copper embossed octopus! Great Card!!

  9. Yeow this is a stunner! Beautifully detailed as always! Love the added sparkle!

  10. Beautiful cards with such rich layers. I love the copper octopus! xo -Charlet

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