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 card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August 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 August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


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Product List
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 card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August 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 August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


Register now for my latest Online Classes:


If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of December. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

Product List
Heat Tool
[129053]
$30.00

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 card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August 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 August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


Register now for my latest Online Classes:


If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of December. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

Product List

A Little Lace Bundle

 

 

Versamark Pad

 

$9.00

 

 

Heat Tool

 

$30.00

 

 

Stamping Sponges

 

 

1-1/2" Circle Punch

 

 

Paper Snips Scissors

 

 

New Annual Catalog!!

It’s here! The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog for 2019-2020 is here! And it’s quite wonderful! (I mean, did you think I was gonna say it’s no good? Well, I’m a terrible liar, so that wasn’t going to happen.)

I thought I might do a visual walkthrough of my favorite things here since I can’t do live videos right now. So grab a cup of your favorite caffeine, and let’s get started. I will be linking all the photos to my online store in case you see something you need. WINK KISS EMOJI.

SUITES: My favorite Suites are Magnolia Lane, Royal Peacock, Dinoroar, See A Silhouette, and Bird Ballad.

There are many more beautiful suites, and you can see them all here.

BUNDLES: My favorite new bundles are Cuckoo For You (it’s interactive! Here’s a video), Good Morning Magnolia, Free As A Bird, Dino Days, Silhouette Scenes, Bloom & Grow, Praiseworthy Prose, Friend Like You, and Tasteful Textures. But there are so many more that I really love.

Cuckoo For You
Good Morning Magnolia
Free As A Bird
Dino Days
Silhouette Scenes
Bloom & Grow
Praiseworthy Prose
Friend Like You
Tasteful Textures

STAMPS: My favorite new standalone stamp sets (without matching dies or punch) are Modern Heart, Everything Amazing, Back On Your Feet, and the Host stamp set New Wonders. And in case you are not aware, host stamp sets can only be purchased with Stampin’ Rewards (and they are also priced lower than other stamp sets of the same size). You do NOT have to host a party to get Stampin’ Rewards. Simply place an order of $150 or more and earn a minimum of $15 in free products.

Modern Heart (the card in the back)
Everything Amazing
Back On Your Feet
New Wonders

My favorite new accessories are the Shimmer White and Shimmer Black embossing powder, Noble Peacock Rhinestones (HEART EYES EMOJI), and the Pressed Petals washi tape. This washi tape has petals that you peel off and stick down to make a flower! What?!

Shimmer Black Embossing Powder
Noble Peacock Rhinestones
Pressed Petals Washi Tape

This is all just a taste of the fun new things in the new Annual Catalog. Download your PDF copy (download starts automatically) and browse through it at your leisure!

Also, just a note — if you’re looking for a little simpler projects than are in the catalog, check out the new Beginner Stampers brochure (PDF, download starts automatically).

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I showed can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store . 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!


Register now for my latest Online Class — Good Morning Magnolia! Click the graphic below for details and to register.


If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of September. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!