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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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Go For Greece Blog Hop: Graceful Rose

Hello! Welcome to the Go For Greece Blog Hop! Go For Greece is a training group put on by the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and we are all building our Stampin’ Up! businesses. Thank you for your support as I build mine!

For my card, did a little watercolor emboss resist with Brusho again. I love the colors I get from just sprinkling on the color and also love the colors I can make by combining different Brusho colors. I demonstrated this technique in this video if you’d like to see how I did it. This time I heat embossed the huge rose from Graceful Garden on Watercolor Paper with Versamark and White embossing powder. I embossed the sentiment (from Flirty Flowers) at the same time, and I used my Stamparatus (available in early June!) to position the sentiment and make sure I had good ink coverage on my rose.

Stampin' Up! handmade well wishes card - Graceful Garden watercolor emboss resist card with Flirty Flowers sentiment and Brusho watercolor - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The colors on the rose are Gamboge and Yellow, which I sprinkled on before spritzing, and on the stem and leaves I used Moss Green. After spritzing, I created the green background color in a paint tray with two shakes of Yellow and one tiny shake of Prussian Blue. A little goes a long way with that color. After I watercolored the whole background, I added water to a few spots of the rose, then added some Brilliant Red in those spots.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you go through the entire blog hop. There are so many fabulous designers in this hop, and you’ll get a ton of inspiration!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the March 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!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider becoming a demonstrator! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.


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Comment from Libby Dyson
Time March 27, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Great card Sarah. I love how you can get different effects every time with this technique. Thanks for the inspiration

Comment from Tatiana
Time March 27, 2018 at 6:28 pm

Love the water colouring!

Comment from Kate Bolt
Time March 27, 2018 at 6:53 pm

Lovely card, i love brusho’s. Thank you for sharing.

Comment from Narelle Fasulo
Time March 27, 2018 at 7:25 pm

WOW Sara, absolutely stunning. I love your card and the techniques you have used.

Comment from Jenny Hall
Time March 27, 2018 at 8:04 pm

Stunning, Sarah!

Comment from Gloria
Time March 27, 2018 at 8:21 pm

What fun colors and card.

Comment from Shelly Wadge
Time March 28, 2018 at 3:28 am

Beautiful Sarah.

Comment from Denise MacRae
Time March 28, 2018 at 5:28 pm

What a gorgeous card!!

Comment from Hannah McCurley
Time April 1, 2018 at 8:38 am

Lovely card Sarah

Comment from Cheryll Miller
Time April 2, 2018 at 5:07 am

Wow Sarah … fabulously artistic card. Great colours!! xxxx

Comment from Anna Krol
Time April 2, 2018 at 10:41 am

Fab card, Sarah!