Sweetly Swirled Silhouette

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month our theme is “Focus on Tools”, and we’re highlighting our favorite tools. Some of my favorites are the Stitched Shapes dies — I use them on almost every card!

Stampin' Up! Sweetly Swirled stamps with See A Silhouette paper, Stitched Shapes dies, Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and Magnolia Lane ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • My card base is Pacific Point, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • The designer series paper in the background is the See A Silhouette paper. These are both sides of one sheet of paper. WOW.
Stampin' Up! Sweetly Swirled stamps with See A Silhouette paper, Stitched Shapes dies, Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and Magnolia Lane ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • The See A Silhouette DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The ribbon is one of the two ribbons in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, about 16″. The ribbon isn’t tied in a bow, it’s just laid out in a way to make it look like it. I put a strip of Tear & Tape across the back of the faux bow and attached it to the card.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Sweetly Swirled in Pacific Point. The scribbled oval is stamped in Daffodil Delight. The oval is cut out with the Stitched Shapes dies, and I added it to the card with Dimensionals.
  • I finished both cards off with Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the June Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in June will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).

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Modern Heart

Good afternoon! Welcome to the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop! This is a team of very talented designers, and I’m excited to hop with them on the 3rd Thursday of every month! Our theme this month is Getting to Know the NEW Catalog. I have chosen my favorite stamp set from the new catalog, Modern Heart. I literally gasped when I saw this stamp set. I love everything about it.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you card using Modern Heart stamps and new Pigment Sprinkles watercolor pigment powders - emboss resist heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • I started with the heart. Actually, I made 4 hearts. I stamped four of these on watercolor paper in Versamark, then heat embossed in white. Then I added the new Pigment Sprinkles (which I LOVE) for some emboss resist. I did all six colors on the paper and tried to get 3 colors on each heart, then I spritzed a decent amount of water and watched the colors burst and run and play. This heart has Bermuda Bay (which really does come out this beautiful green), Melon Mambo, and Gorgeous Grape. Isn’t that color fantastic?? After the hearts dried, I cut them out with Snips. I saved the other three hearts for future projects.
Stampin' Up! handmade thank you card using Modern Heart stamps and new Pigment Sprinkles watercolor pigment powders - emboss resist heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • Card base is Gorgeous Grape, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.
  • I stamped the tiny heart and the sentiment on the card base in Gorgeous Grape.
Stampin' Up! handmade thank you card using Modern Heart stamps and new Pigment Sprinkles watercolor pigment powders - emboss resist heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • After I added the heart to the card base with Dimensionals, I finished it off with some Noble Peacock Rhinestones.
Stampin' Up! handmade thank you card using Modern Heart stamps and new Pigment Sprinkles watercolor pigment powders - emboss resist heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • I really love the Pigment Sprinkles! And my favorite thing is that they’re in Stampin’ Up! colors. Give them a try!



June 2019 Third Thursdays Blog Roll: Getting to Know the NEW Catalog
Kimberley Morris
Anne Marie Hile
Angie McKenzie
Susan Legits
Sarah Fleming – YOU ARE HERE
Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the June Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in June will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).

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Royal Peacock Online Class by Susanne Netz and Sarah Fleming


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Heat Tool
[129053]
$30.00

Keep Dreaming

Stampin' Up! handmade nautical kid adventure card using Silhouette Scenes, Sailing Home, Waterfront stamps, Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Labels dies, shimmer black embossing, sponged night sky background, night beach scene, starry night - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good evening! I’m so excited to show you this card because I struggle so much with making landscapes and scenes, and I feel really good about this one! We have a “Life’s a Beach” theme at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week, and I was looking through my new stamps and couldn’t resist incorporating these adorable silhouettes into the theme. They’re from the new Silhouette Scenes stamp set.

  • Card base is Blueberry Bushel, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • The Whisper White Cardstock mat is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″.
Stampin' Up! handmade nautical kid adventure card using Silhouette Scenes, Sailing Home, Waterfront stamps, Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Labels dies, shimmer black embossing, sponged night sky background, night beach scene, starry night - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • The cardfront is Whisper White, 4″ x 5-1/4″. I first heat embossed the silhouettes using Versamark and the new, very sparkly (yay!) Shimmer Black Embossing Powder.
  • Next I sponged on the night sky with Stamping Sponges, all over the card. I first used Blueberry Bushel. I sponged lighter around the kids and darker everywhere else. Then I sponged Night of Navy, pretty lightly, around the top of the sky. I didn’t want to overpower the Blueberry Bushel or make it completely dark. Finally I sponged Blackberry Bliss for some color variation.
  • I stamped the lighthouse from the Sailing Home stamp set in StazOn jet black ink above and to the left of the kids. Susanne helped me with placement, because I am not good at scenes and perspective.
Stampin' Up! handmade nautical kid adventure card using Silhouette Scenes, Sailing Home, Waterfront stamps, Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Labels dies, shimmer black embossing, sponged night sky background, night beach scene, starry night - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • I decided the kids are standing near a cliff or rocky outcropping. I used the long skinny stamp from the Waterfront stamp set to build the cliff. I just stamped it over and over in Smoky Slate ink, building the shape I wanted it. I love how this turned out, because I was stamping over Blueberry Bushel, so some of the blue shows through and gives some color variation and shadows.
  • I dotted the sky with stars and even a couple of shooting stars (they have to be looking and pointing at something, right?) using a white gel pen. I also drew in some white light where the lighthouse’s light would be.
Stampin' Up! handmade nautical kid adventure card using Silhouette Scenes, Sailing Home, Waterfront stamps, Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Labels dies, shimmer black embossing, sponged night sky background, night beach scene, starry night - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • This is when I had a Wink of Stella mishap. I was adding tiny glittery stars to the background, dotting on the Stella, and I messed it up. GASP. The only way to save the background was to basically cover the entire sky in Wink of Stella. But it gave the sky this whole ethereal swirly look, so I loved how that accident turned out. Then I had to add more gel pen stars, because the Wink of Stella had washed out most of them.
  • I embossed the sentiment, from Silhouette Scenes, in White and cut it out with a Stitched Labels die. The ship wheel is a die cut from the Sailing Home bundle. I glued that down, popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals, and added some rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the June Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in June will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).

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Heat Tool
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Little Lacy Friend

Good evening! I just realized that I never got my blog post done for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! My husband left town on Sunday (he should be landing and Ubering home any minute now, YAY!!), and I successfully treaded water all week. I mean, the preschooler flooded the bathroom (she was “washing it”) and cut her own hair while I was feeding the baby yesterday, but other than that. Anyway, my card!

Our challenge this week is to use Dark Teal, Coral, and Sand on a card. I am using Pretty Peacock (new favorite, expect to see this on every card from me for the next two years), Calypso Coral, and Sahara Sand.

  • Card base is Calypso Coral, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″.
  • Mat is Sahara Sand, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Cardfront is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped this darling stamp from the new A Little Lace stamp set 3 times in Versamark ink, sprinkled on White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and melted the powder with the Heat Tool. Then I sponged on Pretty Peacock ink with a Stamping Sponge. I wanted the edges dark, flower centers light, and then just went with my feelings sponging the rest. I sponged very lightly over and over — if you sponge with more than light pressure, you get splotchy sponging. It is not a fast process, but when you are sponging over embossing, it is SO satisfying.
  • Sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral, punched with 1-1/2″ Circle punch and added to the card with Dimensionals.
  • Tiny flower is stamped in Pretty Peacock and fussy-cut. I used a Mini Dimensional for that (and for the part overlapping the sentiment circle, I used glue).
  • I added Woven Threads Sequins (these are SO BEAUTIFUL) and Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins to finish off the front of the card.
  • Inside, I stamped the flowers again in Pretty Peacock and Calypso Coral and stamped the sentiment, which I love. Then I glued the card liner down way off-center. SHRUG.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the June Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in June will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).

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Register now for my latest Online Classes — Royal Peacock and Good Morning Magnolia! Click the graphics below for details and to register.


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A Little Lace Bundle

 

 

Versamark Pad

 

$9.00

 

 

Heat Tool

 

$30.00

 

 

Stamping Sponges

 

 

1-1/2" Circle Punch

 

 

Paper Snips Scissors