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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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Stampin' Up! handmade thank you card using Blended Seasons stamp set with Petal Pair embossing folders, Faceted Dots, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

In case you’re wondering about my blog post title, no, this isn’t a thank you card for someone named Heather. It’s a thank you card where I used the new Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends. My post titles are always cheesy and weird, in case you missed that.

I colored these flowers a couple of weeks ago, but they got buried on my desk. I unearthed them yesterday and finally fussy-cut them with my Paper Snips and put them on a card. I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored the flowers themselves with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends (both Light and Dark). I colored the flower centers with the Dark Daffodil Delight marker. For the leaves, I first started with Dark Daffodil Delight and colored around the centers and some edges of the leaves. Then I went over certain spots, namely the center lines and the edges, with Dark Call Me Clover. Then I blended everything with Light Call Me Clover, being careful not to completely color over all of the Daffodil Delight, to make sure the leaves still had some yellow.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you card using Blended Seasons stamp set with Petal Pair embossing folders, Faceted Dots, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with a Gorgeous Grape card base and laid out my whole card before stamping the sentiment. I embossed the strip of Mint Macaron with one of the embossing folders from the Petal Pair set of folders. Then I put the flowers on Dimensionals and set them down. I didn’t glue anything down yet. I put the whole card in the Stamparatus and lined up where I wanted the sentiment to go, then removed everything but the card base, clamped the card base down with a Stamparatus magnet, then stamped the sentiment in Versamark. I embossed it with White embossing powder and the Heat Tool. Then I glued everything down and added some Faceted Dots.

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!

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Comment from Alessandra Winfield
Time August 14, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Stunning card, Sarah!! That colour combo is my fave at the moment!!

Comment from Kayla MacAulay
Time August 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

This is so beautiful and I just love the colour combo you have used, stunning!!!

Comment from Angie McKenzie
Time August 14, 2018 at 6:07 pm

Absolutely amazing, Sarah!!! Heather will love this card.
Thanks for the inspiration. xx

Comment from Cheryll Miller
Time August 14, 2018 at 6:36 pm

Hea there Sarah! :) Purplicious! xxxx

Comment from Tatiana
Time August 14, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Love the addition of the yellow into the leaves! Gorgeous. Love using Stampin’ Blends.

Comment from Angel Shaver
Time August 14, 2018 at 10:23 pm

The colors used for this card are stunning and I love the contrast of the embossed strip.

Comment from Christine Matias
Time August 15, 2018 at 4:58 am

Hello, Sarah, so happy to meet you. I love, love, love your card. The colours, these are the colours that sit opposite on the colour wheel and look so rich whenever they are together. The Embossing folder pattern completes the card.

Comment from Rosalie Desmond
Time August 16, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Gorgeous colouring. The combination of those colours are amazing.

Comment from Shelly Wadge
Time August 18, 2018 at 1:35 am

Beautiful colouring Sarah! Love your card.

Comment from Libby Dyson
Time August 18, 2018 at 6:14 am

Lovely card and I love that you used different elements from other sets. Thanks for the inspiration