prepare to dye papercrafts

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Design Teams

Iibhbadge

Recognition

Top10winner

Gdp_winner_badge_01

Meta

About Me

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!

Contact me

Shop!

Join!

Sidebarjoin

Monthly Host Code

Picmonkey_image

Paper Pumpkin

Paperpumpkin

Download the Annual Catalog (pdf)

Social

Archives

Birthday Memories Online Class

I am so excited to announce that my Birthday Memories Online Mega-Class is finally ready! I’ve worked on this class for two full months and have come up with 15 projects for you! The goal I had in mind for this class was to get you to use this bundle to its full potential.  Which means that I want you to use your paper! (Buy a second pack of paper if you cringe at the thought of cutting into it, but do allow yourself to cut up this brilliant pack of paper.)

This class includes 2 bags, a box, a belly band, a scrapbook or shadow box page, a banner, pinwheels, and EIGHT cards! I’ve made a full-color tutorial with detailed instructions, and there are SEVEN videos.

Here’s the video where I show the projects:

I do have a kit option, but the kit only includes 6 projects. Included in the kit are 1 bag, the belly band, the scrapbook/shadow box page, the banner, and two of the cards. Note that the kit will not include your adhesive (Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals are included) or the 12×12 paper for the scrapbook page and will not include the Birthday Memories paper, as that comes in the Birthday Delivery bundle.

I’m offering three options for the class:

1) Buy the Birthday Delivery bundle from my online store (click here) before August 20th, and I will send you the tutorial for FREE. Make sure you enter a good email address when you order the bundle so I can email you the link to the tutorial. (US residents only.) If you don’t receive the tutorial link within 24 hours of purchasing the bundle, first check your spam folder, and then email me.

2) I am only offering the class kit option as an add-on if you buy either the Birthday Delivery bundle OR the PDF tutorial. The kit is $15 plus $7  priority shipping. The kit includes the materials (except the Birthday Memories paper) to make all 6 of the kit projects, plus a full box of Mini Gift Bows (a $6 value). You will need your own ink pads (I’ve used Pacific Point, Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon-Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, and Smoky Slate). Adhesive is not included (Dimensionals are included).  I recommend Tear & Tape and Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this class, and I do give you an option to add on the Tear & Tape to your kit. Fill out the registration form to request the class kit, and I will send you a Paypal invoice. Remember you can only buy the kit if you also buy the bundle or the PDF. The cutoff to register for the class kits  is August 20th. Kits will ship August 27th at the latest (some will ship earlier). (US residents only.)

3) You may buy the PDF by itself for $20. Click this button to buy it, and you will be able to download the tutorial immediately.


Birthday Memories PDF



I hope you love the class as much as I loved making it!

So Many Graceful Roses

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden and So Many Shells with Petal Garden designer series paper stack - watercolor emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

In today’s Facebook Live I used the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique to make two beautiful cards. I absolutely love how they turned out!

Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden and So Many Shells with Petal Garden DSP stack, Pretty Label Punch - Watercolor Emboss Resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This one uses Graceful Garden for the embossed roses. The colors I painted over the roses are Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is from So Many Shells, which has some of THE BEST sentiments in the whole catalog.

Stampin' Up! So Many Shells with Petal Garden DSP stack and Gold Mini Sequin Trim - Watercolor Emboss Resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This one uses So Many Shells, and the colors I painted on are Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, and Flirty Flamingo.

Supply lists are below, as is the video. I hope you like them!

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!


Graceful Garden card Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00



Seas the Day Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop: CASEing the catalog

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is CASEing the catalog. This means we are taking projects shown in the new Annual Catalog and tweaking them to make them our own. CASE = Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit. This is the card I chose:

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle stamp set

I absolutely adore this card! I might have skipped right by the stamp set in the catalog, but this card caught my eye right away, and I had to have this set! I love the card so much that I didn’t change much about it at all.

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card in the catalog is a square card, but I decided to make it into a standard A2-size card. I stamped the sea plants from Magical Mermaid on the Pool Party card base, then turned the card design from the catalog card into a feature on this card.

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used Naturally Eclectic designer series paper as well — after studying all the paper in the catalog and the catalog card, I’m pretty sure that the striped paper on the original card is made with markers. Tip: That is not a full square of Silver Glimmer Paper behind the DSP. Knowing that most of the paper would be hidden, I cut out the middle of the Glimmer Paper to save for a future project. No sense wasting the good stuff!

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the inside of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will look through the catalog and see all the wonderful inspiration the Stampin’ Up! concept artists have provided. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

 

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14796

Product List

Message In A Bottle Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Magical Mermaid Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$20.00

Magical Mermaid Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$28.00

Versamark Pad

$8.50

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Silver Glimmer Paper

$5.00

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Paper Snips Scissors

$10.00

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Banner Triple Punch

$23.00

Iridescent Sequin Assortment

$5.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

$7.00

Deck the Halls!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

In today’s Facebook Live video, I made three projects using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, which you get as part of your FREE stuff when you buy the Starter Kit in July! It’s an amazing promotion. Please ask me if you have any questions. The Starter Kit is $99, and you choose $125 in products, plus you get free shipping on that order and a minimum 20% discount through the end of December. And if you buy the Starter Kit in July, you get this, too:

So that’s $197 in products for $99, plus free shipping on the whole Starter Kit! It’s an amazing deal.

Here are pictures of the finished projects:

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Note Cards & Envelopes, Be Merry paper, Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, and Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Lots of Labels and Layering Squares framelits, Striped Treat Bags, Double Stitched Ribbon, Boxwood Wreaths, Be Merry paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Layering Circles framelits, Foil Frenzy paper, Gold Sequin Trim - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

And here is the recording of my Facebook Live.  I sing while heat embossing, so you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss this one! Orrrrrrr maybe you do, haha. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re over there. If you’d like to see next week’s video live, please like my Facebook page and turn on notifications so you don’t miss it!

 

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14762

Product List for Note Card

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

$6.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

tams# 14764

Product List for Treat Bag

Versamark Pad

$8.50

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Striped Treat Bags

$5.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

$35.00

Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies

$27.00

Gold Binder Clips

$7.00

Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments

$6.00

Regals Enamel Shapes

$9.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


tams# 14765

Product List for Foil Frenzy card

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper

$13.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Gold Mini Sequin Trim

$6.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Oh So Glossy

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic bundle, Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Striped Wipe technique with glossy cardstock - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
Hello, and welcome! This is my entry for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights, and you can VOTE for my card here (I am #22). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is Gratitude Inspired by Thailand. (It’s not an odd theme if you know that Kylie is very grateful to be on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip in Thailand right now.) I looked through lots of pictures of Thailand and took inspiration from the colors that seem to be in every picture. Blues and greens, plus gorgeous, vibrant flowers.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic bundle, Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Striped Wipe technique with glossy cardstock - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Yesterday I showed you my Display Stamper card that used the Striped Wipe technique. So I made this one during my Facebook Live video yesterday to show you how to do it. I love this technique! The live video is embedded below, so watch there to see how to do this technique.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic bundle, Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Striped Wipe technique with glossy cardstock - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I made the striped focal point using the Thailand-inspired colors, I embossed these leaves using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. There are a couple of dies in this set that emboss instead of cutting, and I love them! This set of dies is incredibly versatile.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic stamps with Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape - finish the inside of your handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the video, I didn’t show the inside of the card, so here it is. I stamped the Berry Burst flower twice on Whisper White cardstock and then added a strip of washi tape from Basics Pack 1 to the bottom. Check out my video to see the fun Striped Wipe technique for glossy cardstock. And please go VOTE for my card so I can be part of the international blog hop next month!

All the products I used in my card and video are listed below, with links to my online store.

***

Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:

Click here to join my team now! There’s no further obligation to sell or buy Stampin’ Up! unless you want to. Please email me if you have any questions.

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14566

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Make a Wish

Good morning! We got home last night from a 3-day-weekend vacation where kind of everything went wrong, but we were still glad to get away and spend time together as a family. It was a big bummer, though, when we were two hours from home and I realized I’d left my phone at a gas station where we used the bathroom. ARRRRRRGH. So that was a three hour detour. Thankfully Google, which I usually think is creepy because it knows way too much about me, was able to tell me exactly where my phone was. Google is the best.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits , glossy cardstock, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder

Anyway, the card I’m showing you today is one of my Display Stamper projects from OnStage in Shreveport. I made this card to showcase the new In Color Fresh Fig, glossy cardstock, the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

My card base is Thick Whisper White. The next layer is Pool Party cardstock. I embossed it with the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, then sponged Pool Party ink on the cardstock in various spots for some more texture. I wrapped the ribbon around that layer (taped down with Tear & Tape), then glued the Pool Party piece down.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits , glossy cardstock, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder

For the focal point, the bottom layer is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut with the Layering Circles framelits. On top of that is Glossy White Cardstock cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used the Striped Wipe technique to make my striped piece. I love how it turned out — kind of looks like a planet? The colors I used were Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and So Saffron. I glued the two layers together and popped them up on Dimensionals. I cut the baby dragonflies from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits. I colored them ombre using an Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink. Those are on Dimensionals (but now I would use Mini Dimensionals).

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, stamped in Fresh Fig. I finished the card off with rhinestones.

I hope you like my card today. Come back tomorrow for more!

***

Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:

Click here to join my team now! There’s no further obligation to sell or buy Stampin’ Up! unless you want to. Please email me if you have any questions.

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14539

Product List

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00

Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

$3.25

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

$3.25

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

$3.25

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.00

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Fresh Fig 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

8-1/2" X 11" Glossy White Cardstock

$7.00

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

$5.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

$31.00

Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$9.00

Banner Triple Punch

$23.00

Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

$7.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stamping Sponges

$3.50

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$7.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

RAK Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the RAK Blog Hop! I am Sarah Fleming, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the USA (in central Texas). This is a blog hop meant to show the cards that we send and receive as participants in the Random Act of Kindness Card Group. This group is a wonderful, giving group that sends cards to each other using current Stampin’ Up! products. We’re from all over the world, and half the fun is seeing how far each card travels to its destination. I wasn’t able to include very many cards in my post the last time I participated in the blog hop, so this post will include some older cards as well as some of the cards I’ve received since the last time I was in the blog hop (I wasn’t able to find all of the photos of my recent cards, so I will have to pull those cards back down off my RAK Cards wall in my craft room and take new photos for the next hop). Make sure you follow the whole hop around so you can see what lovely cards we send and receive as part of this group. If you like to send and potentially receive cards using current Stampin’ Up! products, please request to join our group! We’d love to have you. We also do a birthday event each month now.

Here are some of the cards I’ve received as part of the Random Act of Kindness Card Group.

Aren’t they beautiful?! I still have so many more to show you that I received over the last few months! I will save some for the next RAK blog hop.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely paper and Just Add Text stamps - RAK Card Group blog hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my June RAK card — I will feature this on my blog later this week.

I hope the projects you’ve seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming. Please see the list below & hop around all of the people on the list to see all our cards that are being received from or sent all over the world. You don’t want to miss any!

Picnic Treats

Stampin' Up! picnic-themed goodies and handmade card - paper picnic basket with Wood Textures dsp stack, treat container, basket weave, watermelon, Cool Treats, Tabs for Everything - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s my final Creative Crew project for July. Make sure you check out the Creative Crew gallery to see everyone’s projects for the month. It’s a great gallery!

For the Inspired to Create challenge, I started with the picnic basket from this inspiration photo.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures dsp stack, basket weave paper picnic basket, watermelon candy treat container, Tabs for Everything

For the picnic basket, I started with 1/2″ strips of one design of the Wood Textures dsp stack. I wove these together until I thought I could make a basket out of it. I glued the ends so the woven paper would stay in place, then cut off any excess paper. I cut flaps, as if making a box, folded it all together, and adhered with Tear & Tape. Then decorated the basket.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures dsp stack, basket weave paper picnic basket, watermelon candy treat container, Tabs for Everything

The doily has to go on first. Then I cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the bottom of the inside of the basket and one for each of the short ends (this is mainly to cover up the doily scraps on the inside of the basket, because the doily is folded in). I cut 1/2″ strips of a contrasting paper (the same paper I used for the handle) and curved these around the outside corners (to hide uneven holes in the basket weave and reinforce the basket).

Important! Fill your basket with treats before giving it a handle — it’s prettier this way (I tried it the other way). After the treats were in, I added a 1/2″ x 6″ strip of the contrasting paper for the handle. Then I put the ribbon around the top edge of the basket with Tear & Tape. I put the largest size of Clear Faceted Gems on where the handle meets the basket.

For the treat bag inside, I used a 3-3/4″ x 6″ cello bag (not SU). I put it inside the basket to fill it to make sure I didn’t end up overfilling it. I tied it closed with the ribbon. For the tag, I used strips of Whisper White cardstock and the wood paper. The gingham print on the tag is from the Tabs For Everything stamp set (the stamp with a bunch of horizontal lines — stamp it once, then turn it 90 degrees and stamp again). The watermelon rind is a scalloped circle stamp from Tabs for Everything. I colored it in with the Flirty Flamingo marker. Then I stamped the watermelon seeds (candle flames stamp from Tabs for Everything) in Memento Tuxedo Black and punched out the watermelon with the 3/4″ circle punch. “You’re Sweet” comes from Sweet Cupcake.

Stampin' Up! simple watermelon candy treat packaging, Tabs for Everything, 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

This cello bag is done mostly the same as the one in the picnic basket, but the “Fresh Treats” comes from the Wood Words stamp set.

Stampin' Up! handmade card, Cool Treats, watermelon & picnic table paper piecing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I made the card last, just for fun. I decided to stay with the same colors, even though Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy, and Flirty Flamingo don’t jump out at me as “hey, great color combo!”. For the picnic table cloth, I started with 1/4″ strips of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and glued down the vertical strips first (those are 2″ tall, spaced about 1/2″ apart). For the horizontal strips, I started with the top one and worked my way down. I glued the last strip to the bottom of the card and then cut off the excess.

The watermelon is cut using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I free-cut the seeds with Snips.

I hope my Creative Crew projects have inspired you to go make something! It’s going to be hot today; you might as well stay inside and craft. #onlyfourmoremonthsofsummer

***

Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:

Click here to join my team now!

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14348

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Tea Lace Paper Doilies
[129399]
$3.00

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
[141410]
$9.00

‘Murica!

Stampin' Up! In the City - handmade Independence Day card - 4th of July - CAS - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the Creative Crew Color Challenge at Splitcoast this month, we are using Real Red, Island Indigo, and Very Vanilla. I wanted to make a really simple card using the In the City stamp set (because it has fireworks, and the colors were close enough for Independence Day). I didn’t have a good Independence Day sentiment, so I decided to have a little fun with the Labeler Alphabet. I have a friend who will LOVE this card. Actually, I have a whole group of friends who will love this card.

***

Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:

Click here to join my team now!

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14347

Product List

Fancy Mermaid

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid handmade birthday card - Acetate & Tissue technique - Bouquet Bunch framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my Love a Technique Challenge project for the Creative Crew’s Summer Lovin’ theme this month. I went with the amazing Magical Mermaid stamp set and used the Acetate & Tissue technique. I stamped the seaweed on the Pool Party card base in Emerald Envy, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Pool Party (full strength and stamped off). I stamped the water drops/bubbles in Pool Party and the sentiment in Emerald Envy.

I glued down three leafy stems cut with the Bouquet Bunch framelits out of Basic Black, Emerald Envy, and Vellum cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid handmade birthday card - Acetate & Tissue technique - Bouquet Bunch framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my mermaid panel, I stamped the mermaid in StazOn Jet Black ink on a Window Sheet. I also stamped the seaweed in Emerald Envy and Lemon-Lime Twist on the piece of Whisper White card that gets glued behind the mermaid. I also stamped the water drops/bubbles in Bermuda Bay on that piece. [After the glue made the ink bleed, these have turned into kind of faint imprints. I really like the look! I did three others that turned out with darker imprints.] I flipped the mermaid sheet over, covered it with a lot of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and added two drops of Pool Party ink to the bottom half and three drops of Pink Pirouette ink to the top half of the panel. I smoothed the colors around with my fingers. Then I sprinkled on a decent amount of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I crinkled the tissue up, opened it back up, and placed it on top of the colored glue, then flipped the whole thing over to glue it to the piece of stamped Whisper White cardstock. This takes quite a while to dry. After it was dry, I cut it out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits — you may have to run this through several times.

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid handmade birthday card - Acetate & Tissue technique - Bouquet Bunch framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I cut out the mermaid, I cut out the same size oval from Basic Black cardstock and glued the two pieces together, offset a little. I looped Silver Mini Sequin Trim behind the ovals, then popped the ovals up on Dimensionals.

Since the mermaid tail was cut out of the picture, I made a second one. I stamped the tail in Archival Basic Black on Whisper White cardstock. I used ink from the lids of my Emerald Envy and Lemon-Lime Twist ink pads with a Blender Pen to color in the tail. I fussy cut the tail out, covered it with glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen, sprinkled on more Dazzling Diamonds (I decided she will be a Fancy Mermaid), and let it dry. After it dried, I stuck the tail to the card base with Mini Dimensionals and adhered the top of the tail to the Window Sheet with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I didn’t like how the top of the tail looked, so I stuck a sequin over the V. :)

I topped off the card with more sequins.

***

Stampin’ Up! is running an AMAZING deal in July! If you sign up as a demonstrator in July, your Starter Kit still costs $99, but you get $197 in product! You choose $125 of your Starter Kit, and you also get the Essentials Gift Pack, which includes:

Click here to join my team now!

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

tams# 14341

Product List

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad

Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad
[101406]
$9.00

Blender Pens

$10.00

Big Shot

$110.00