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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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FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Boy, that’s a mouthful. The winners from November’s Blog Highlight are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Seriously, though, thank you! And my thanks to Kylie for the opportunity! On to the card…

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Whoa! I hope you’re wearing your sunglasses! In case you couldn’t tell, I decided to go super bright and saturated for today’s card. Some days, you’ve just gotta.

My card base is Lemon-Lime Twist, and I made the background using Watercolor Paper and reinkers.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started by wetting my watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter where I wanted my first color, Pink Pirouette. That was kind of my all-over color. I dropped ink from the Pink Pirouette ink refill onto a Clear Block C and picked up the color with my Aqua Painter. This way you get better saturation than you would with ink from the ink pad lid. After Pink Pirouette was dry (with my Heat Tool — I’m too impatient to let it dry naturally), I used the same tools to add Real Red ink, only around opposite corners. I was originally going to just drop dots of Real Red on the paper, but you know how these things go, ha. I decided last minute to add some Melon Mambo as well. Then I added a few drops of Lemon-Lime Twist in a few spots, because the background just wasn’t bright enough.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After my background was done and dry, I heat embossed some swirls and dots using the Swirly Bird stamp set. These I did in Silver, because I was doing my sentiment in gold and really wanted to mix metallics on this card. Then I embossed my sentiment, the big, bold stamp from Lots of Love, on Vellum Cardstock in Gold, then snipped out the sentiment and added it to the card with strips from the edges of Mini Dimensionals. Just make sure to hide the Dimensionals by putting them behind the embossed letters, about every other letter.

I finished the card off with some Iridescent Sequins, then added some tiny dots of Fine Tip Glue around the card to look like raindrops.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

Everything I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the December Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

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Comment from Su Mohr
Time December 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Such fun splashes of color!

Comment from Vicky W
Time December 5, 2017 at 5:42 pm

What a fun card. The Lemon Lime Twist really picks up those fantastic colours. TFS

Comment from Lucy Schmidt
Time December 6, 2017 at 12:48 am

I love all the bright colors and mix of metallics. Lemon Lime Twist always brings out the best in a bright card, I think. Congratulations on being included in Kylie’s prestigious blog hop. It’s a well-deserved honor. And, thanks for the thorough explanation of your process.

Comment from Jenn Charles
Time December 6, 2017 at 1:12 pm

I love all the color and the gold and silver looks great with it. Thanks for sharing!

Comment from Kirsten Aitchison
Time December 9, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Great card Sarah. Love the randomness of your background.