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.

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Facebook Live – Beautiful Bouquet

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Hey there! I decided to have a Creativity Your Way session in my Facebook Live video today. Creativity Your Way (which happens to be the title of this year’s Annual Catalog) means that whatever kind of crafter you are, and however you like to craft, you can do it with Stampin’ Up!. So I made a basic card, a stepped-up card, and an all-out card, all using the same stamps, dies, and colors.

I used the colors from this week’s Global Design Project color challenge for my cards. I’m BONKERS over this color combo. Three of my absolute faves.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I started with this clean and simple card using only stamps, ink, and rhinestones. So easy and fast!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my second card, I stepped it up a little with a few die cuts and Dimensionals. Just a little more work to make quite an impact on the card! Extra texture and dimension are so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating bundles. The tiny HELLO sentiment was an “oops I forgot to add a sentiment before sticking on all these rhinestones”, but I think it works!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my final card, I went all out. I added gorgeous designer series paper from the Naturally Eclectic bundle, more die cuts, stamping on the card base behind the paper, twine, and a wooden element. And then to top it off, I both stamped and die cut my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I made a card liner for the all-out card using the same stamps and colors.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I’d love to hear which one you like best! The video is below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to Like my FB page (and turn on Notifications) if you’d like to see more of my videos. All the products I used are listed under the video with direct links where you can buy them in my store. Thanks for stopping by!

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Squee! Baby Narwhal!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - 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 cards here (I am #41). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is BABY. I looked through my baby stamp sets and didn’t feel anything, but then I came across my new Quirky Critters stamp set, and I just had to!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsSQUEE! Baby narwhals!

I literally squealed in delight when I saw this adorable stamp set in the catalog. It has a narwhal (the unicorn of the sea) AND a sloth! Yep, top of my list.

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the background on my baby girl card, I used the new Embossing Paste mixed with Powder Pink ink refill. I love the masks that I have, but I wanted something that said baby, so I made my own mask using a Window Sheet and the strip of hearts in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and spread the Embossing Paste through the mask onto the Soft Sky card base. Also in the background are strips of Powder Pink cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper, some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and a Powder Pink flower cut using the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I stamped and cut my narwhal, I also added some flowers using the Beautiful Bouquet bundle. Finally, I topped the card off with Metallic Sequins. LOVE these!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Moon Baby and some more flowers from Beautiful Bouquet. I love when I can use a non-baby set for a baby card!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I loved making the card so much that I had to make a boy card to go with it. This time I used Lemon-Lime Twist and Pool Party. And instead of my handmade mask, I used one of the masks from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. My final change was to use the Iridescent Sequins instead of the Metallics. Soooo pretty!

Which one do you like better? I think I’m all for the boy card.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25