Priceless Friend

Hello, stamping friends! Happy Saturday! We’re having a pretty low-key day, just hanging around the house and cleaning. My husband is working on the Little Passports boxes with the kids (they got subscriptions for Christmas), and I’ve finished deep-cleaning one room. Just 10 or so to go!

I made today’s card using the sketch from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge. Great sketch!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’ve just recently gotten this stamp set, and I see so many possibilities with it. I can’t wait to color it with my Blends. But this time, I used Brusho for the background. Totally gaga over this look! This was my first time to play with Brusho on Glossy White Cardstock. You get a much different look here from using Brusho on Watercolor Paper! I’m getting so many different looks from this one product and just having so much fun. Obsessed. I used the Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red and spritzed liberally with water. I love how the outside areas look more spritzy (totally a word), and the middle looks more solid. But look at the color variation, even in the middle!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I embossed the diamonds all over the background with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I also die cut one diamond out of Silver Foil Sheets using the Eclectic Layers thinlits (which are actually available in a bundle with the Oh So Eclectic stamps, or separately if you prefer). The Night of Navy circle is punched with the 2″ circle punch. I embossed the sentiment and flagged it with the Banner Triple Punch.

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had fun with the ribbons. I pulled apart the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain ribbon and tied the threads in a knot. Then I took the Basic Gray ribbon that comes in the free Sale-A-Bration ribbon pack and pulled on a few threads to get it to cinch up like this. I threaded that ribbon through the loophole in the other one and glue dotted them to the card. Fun!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock and embossed one more diamond on it.

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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.

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