Seasonal Sympathy

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Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme for the International Blog Highlight is Sympathy. I have a hard time with sympathy cards, but I had a vision for this card and was really glad that it came out better than what I had in my head. Friday is rumored to be the first day of fall, though it won’t actually feel like it for a couple more months (the forecast says 91 on Friday), so I went with a fall theme for my card.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I wanted to use the Colorful Seasons bundle and bold colors with the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique. I chose Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Old Olive. Plus a dash of Copper Foil. I love, love, love how it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here is the inside.

In my Facebook Live video this morning, I demonstrated how to make this card. Here’s the video.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

You can find all the products I used to make the card in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

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Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Lake Life scrapbook page

I’m participating in a challenge for the month of August where we make a page every day. I don’t expect to actually get 31 pages done, but I figure if I participate, I’ll at least get a few done.
Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, and Wood Textures DSP stack

This is my page, based on this layout and page by Lyssa Zwolanek.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, and Wood Textures DSP stack

I changed up a few things, like the color and a few extras. I’ll use this for some of our pictures we took at the lake a few weeks ago. If I’d had a Detailed Mosquito thinlit, that would be more appropriate, but we did see quite a few dragonflies, too. And also, no one would buy a Detailed Mosquito thinlit. You can find my full supply list below.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine (retired)
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$3.50

Oh Hello Friend

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Oh So Eclectic - watercolor wash - ice cream handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my card for the Creative Crew’s color challenge this month at Splitcoaststampers. Our theme this month is vacation/staycation, and that means… summer, which I only tolerate for the peaches. So I am saying, “Oh Hello Friend” to this tasty ice cream.

This is my last month on the Creative Crew. I am honored to have been asked, and it has challenged me creatively for sure.

The colors are greens and brown and a light pink. I decided to simplify the color palette and chose Chocolate Chip, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Powder Pink.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Oh So Eclectic - watercolor wash - ice cream handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with a Lemon-Lime Twist watercolor wash on Shimmery White cardstock. When the Lemon-Lime Twist was mostly dry, I filled in a little around the edges of the wash with Powder Pink. The ice cream and cup are from the Coffee Cafe bundle. I stamped the cup with the floral bouquet from Wood Words.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Oh So Eclectic - watercolor wash - ice cream handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I finished the card off with Iridescent Sequins and Silver Mini Sequin Trim.

You can buy all of the products I used in my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Colorful Day

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there! It has taken me a good week to get back on my feet after my stupid stomach decided to freak out on me. I was on the couch for several days, but then it took several days to catch up on things around the house. So I’m finally back, feeling fine and ready for lots more papercrafts.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This was my final Creative Crew project at Splitcoaststampers for June. The challenge here was to make a project using strong summer colors. Yes, please, and thank you. Bold brights are my favorites! I wanted to use the Color Theory suite from the new catalog for my card. I’d barely touched this suite, and it had been calling my name. A few weeks ago, I’d tried to make a surprise shaker card that was very similar to this, but I wasn’t happy with the result. So I re-made the card, changing the colors and discarding the “surprise” part.

The window frame and the wood floors are both made from the Wood Textures DSP stack. I cut the window using the Hearth & Home framelits. I’ve had these for probably a year and a half and never used them! I just couldn’t come up with anything, so I’m glad I finally had an idea for them.

The wall is a Crushed Curry ombre piece from the Color Theory DSP stack. Everyone has ombre walls, right?

I made the curtain rod from Silver Foil, and the curtains are made from several strips of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. I adore this ribbon. I cut several lengths, then taped them together with Tear & Tape, and finally wrapped the top edge over the top of the curtain rod, tacking it down in the back with Tear & Tape.

Through the window, I sponged Bermuda Bay ink on with the Sponge Brayer, also ombre to look like both sea and sky. I stamped the branch and the flowers (they fit together perfectly) from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and added the Adirondack chair. What a nice place to sit.

The sequins are from an old Paper Pumpkin kit (I love the sequins that sometimes come in these kits! They are always so good!), and I also stamped and fussy cut some of the flowers to add to the shaker.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These stamps are all from the Colorful Seasons stamp set as well. It’s such a beautiful set with beautiful sentiments.

You can see all of the Creative Crew projects for June in this gallery at Splitcoast. Check them out, there are so many inspiring creations!

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Big Shot

$110.00