Sharing the Techniques

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 Favorite Technique. Come on, that’s like asking me to pick my favorite kid! (Hint: It’s the one who isn’t whining at that moment.) After I narrowed it down to my top five or so, I finally just had to pick something. Okay, I couldn’t pick just one, so here I’m showing two of my favorites.

Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas stamp set with glossy cardstock - Ink, Spray, & Smash technique with Emboss Resist technique - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SDBH

The techniques I used on my card are Emboss Resist and Ink, Spray, & Smash. I wanted to see what kind of background I’d get with the Ink, Spray, & Smash technique if I had already embossed an image on the Glossy Cardstock. The answer is: the fun kind!

I first heat embossed the tree from Ready For Christmas with Clear embossing powder. I did this on two card fronts. Then I dropped ink from Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Lemon-Lime Twist reinkers onto one piece of the cardstock, spritzed that card front with water, then smashed the two card fronts together and quickly pulled them apart. I blotted off excess ink and water with a microfiber cloth, then polished the backgrounds with the same cloth.

Stampin' Up! Ready for Christmas stamp set with glossy cardstock - Ink, Spray, & Smash technique with Emboss Resist technique - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SDBH

I added a piece of Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, then added a greeting from Ready For Christmas. To finish off the card, I colored a bunch of White Perfect Accents with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends marker then added those to the tree.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my card and that you’ve been inspired to try either of these techniques. 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!



Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the November Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out.

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Magical Glossy Mermaid

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there!

In yesterday’s Facebook Live video, I made this gorgeous ocean background using the Ink Spray & Smash technique for glossy cardstock backgrounds. I am pretty new to glossy cardstock and am loving all the techniques you can use with it!

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out the video to see me make this card and to also see me use the Versamark Resist technique and to see me totally fail at the Salted Background technique (which I couldn’t quite remember and did wrong in the video). You can buy all the products I used in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below). Also, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and like my Facebook page!

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