The most recent On Stage event was extra special for me as I was privileged to be asked by Stampin' Up! to showcase one of the new bundles in a presentation! The bundle was the Sea of Textures bundle, one that was close to my heart as I grew up living on a yacht, so felt that the ocean themed bundle was perfect for me.
I have to be honest I was more than a little nervous, but the back stage crew, and the Stampin' Up! staff were amazing at getting me prepared. I decided to treat the presentation a bit like a workshop with 600 of my closest friends!
Taking it one step further I think he really came to life in my hands when I gave him some cool glasses from Truly Tailored and a drink from Colourful Seasons. This is one of my favourite cards with him, and from the reaction of the other demos I know he was popular all round.
While some of these sets are retiring there are heaps of options in the new catalogue for him to hold. Picture him with a Santa or party hat, holding a glass of wine or passing a gift! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.
Another of my favourite cards using the Octopus is this Star Trek one, can you see what I used from the bundle? The colours on the shirts are Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron and Balmy Blue (one of the new colours).
If you guessed this little cut out piece from the octopus framelit you would be right! I happened to be watching Star Trek when I was playing with this and it didn't take long for me to realise how much like the communicator badge it looked!
Always looking for a different way to use our products I realised that the two sand dollar framelits made great holes for Swiss Cheese! My little mouse was inspired by Melissa Davies and is made with a heart and circle punch.
This little set of cards I made to showcase some of the great colour combos that suite the octopus. With our Stampin' Pads being a water based ink they are perfect to colour with Stampin' Blends. My tip for these is to stamp in a darker colour and use a lighter colour on the tentacles so the little details still show through.