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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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!

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Dapper Coffee Cups

Good morning! Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world, and I’m in the USA. This month we are going with a Masculine theme for our hop. Masculine cards are so challenging for me!

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Thankfully, we have the new Coffee Break suite to make masculine cards so easy. My card base and ink on the sentiment are Dapper Denim, and the designer paper is from the Coffee Break paper, obviously.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I cut the large scalloped circle out of Early Espresso cardstock with the Layering Circles framelits. The Soft Sky element is cut using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. Over that I added a Crumb Cake square cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, then a 2″ Circle punched out of Soft Suede cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The tiny coffee cups are cut from the Coffee Break paper using one of the Coffee Cups framelits! I love that Stampin’ Up! is coordinating dies not only with the stamp sets but also with paper now. Behind the coffee cups, I have a little bit of the Copper Trim. The sentiment is on Whisper White and layered on top of one of the adorable Corrugated Shapes.

I finished the card off with copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped coffee beans from the stamp set in Soft Suede.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your crafting space and make something today! Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop and see what these other talented ladies have come up with — you don’t want to miss any of their projects!


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Big Shot

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