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Sarahfleming1 Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Very Merry Mosaics

Hello, and welcome to Prepare to Dye! This is my first post as part of the new Dynamic Duos Design Team, and I’m excited to share a fun, bright card with you! I’m sure many of you are here for the first time, so thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ll come back.


This week’s challenge colors are Real Red and Bermuda Bay. I’m a Brights Color Collection lover, so this is my kind of color combination.

Dynamic Duos #77 - DD#77 - Real Red & Bermuda Bay color challenge - Stampin' Up! Very Merry Tags with Mosaic punch and lots of shiny - Sarah Fleming

I actually started with the embellishments on this card. When I saw Real Red and Bermuda Bay, I went looking through my ribbon, and I had the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in both colors. Which meant that I had to use that ribbon. And, oh, I also have it in silver, so I figured I should throw that in there, too. And the colors are Christmasy, so tiny ribbons scream tiny ornaments. And that’s how I decided on the Mosaic Punch and the ornament from the Very Merry Tags stamp set.

While I think there can never be enough red (my favorite color), I think there is a limit to the amount of Bermuda Bay you should see in one sitting, or you can burn your pupils. ;-)  So I added the white panel (for this, I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ mat and then cut it in half on the diagonal with my Stampin’ Trimmer) and embossed it with the Modern Mosaic folder.

I love shiny things on my cards and can’t really get enough of the Glimmer Paper, so I added a strip of that and then two tiny strips of the Silver Foil paper.

The sentiment is also from Very Merry Tags. I punched it out with the 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch and popped it up on a Mosaic and added the silver ribbon to tie everything together.

I hope you like the card. I’d love to see what you do with the challenge, so head on over and play, and see what the other amazing designers did with this challenge!

Here are quick links to the other design team members’ blogs as well:

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The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog
Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

Supplies used:
Paper: Bermuda Bay and Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer paper; Silver Foil Sheets
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Versamark
Stamps: Very Merry Tags
Tools/Accessories: Mosaic punch, 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, Modern Mosaics embossing folder, Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer
Embellishments/Adhesives: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, 1/8″ Silver Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Comment from Tenia Nelson
Time November 2, 2013 at 10:37 am

What a beautiful card!!! So excited to be on this awesome DT with ya!!! Hope all is well….

Comment from Julie Gearinger
Time November 2, 2013 at 11:01 am

Sarah, this is gorgeous!! Love all of the shimmer and shine! So thrilled to be part of the DT with you – have a great week!

Comment from JoAnn B.
Time November 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Beautiful card. Love your design and cute little ornaments. Glad to be on the DD DT with you.

Comment from Tracey McNeely
Time November 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Beautiful card, I love those tiny ornaments! Congratulations on Dynamic Duos! Can’t wait to see your projects each week!

Comment from Michelle Bala
Time November 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Love those pretty ornaments and glittery touches!

Comment from Nancy L
Time November 3, 2013 at 6:31 am

Congratulations on Dynamic Duos! Can’t wait to see your projects each week! Beautiful first submission!!! Congrats again!


Comment from Sarah
Time November 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

Thanks, everyone! I’m so excited to be on the Dynamic Duos DT!

Comment from Cindy Brumbaugh
Time November 3, 2013 at 11:41 am

Bold, cheery, and sparkly fun on this card. Love how you balanced the colors with the silver just perfectly. Gonna get out that stamp and punch! Looking forward to working with you on the DD DT!

Comment from Caroline B.
Time November 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

I loved reading about your design process–it all began with the ribbons! Beautiful card with lots of sparkle. Glad to be a “designing woman” along with you for the next six months!

Comment from Lesley Croghan
Time November 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Such a great card layout and I love that you used a non-Christmas set! You have made me see this set in a brand new light! So happy to have you with us on the team, Sarah! Welcome!

Comment from Holly E.
Time November 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I love this!!! What a great idea to use the Mosaics as ornaments they are so cute! Looking forward to working with you on the DD Team.

Comment from Anne Marie Hile
Time November 8, 2013 at 12:04 am

Sarah, I just love everything about your card! The layout is awesome and those bitty bows on the ornaments are the perfect finishing touch. So glad you are joining us at Dynamic Duos for the next 6 months. Big hugs sent our way! :)