Lots of Love

FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Boy, that’s a mouthful. The winners from November’s Blog Highlight are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Seriously, though, thank you! And my thanks to Kylie for the opportunity! On to the card…

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Whoa! I hope you’re wearing your sunglasses! In case you couldn’t tell, I decided to go super bright and saturated for today’s card. Some days, you’ve just gotta.

My card base is Lemon-Lime Twist, and I made the background using Watercolor Paper and reinkers.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started by wetting my watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter where I wanted my first color, Pink Pirouette. That was kind of my all-over color. I dropped ink from the Pink Pirouette ink refill onto a Clear Block C and picked up the color with my Aqua Painter. This way you get better saturation than you would with ink from the ink pad lid. After Pink Pirouette was dry (with my Heat Tool — I’m too impatient to let it dry naturally), I used the same tools to add Real Red ink, only around opposite corners. I was originally going to just drop dots of Real Red on the paper, but you know how these things go, ha. I decided last minute to add some Melon Mambo as well. Then I added a few drops of Lemon-Lime Twist in a few spots, because the background just wasn’t bright enough.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After my background was done and dry, I heat embossed some swirls and dots using the Swirly Bird stamp set. These I did in Silver, because I was doing my sentiment in gold and really wanted to mix metallics on this card. Then I embossed my sentiment, the big, bold stamp from Lots of Love, on Vellum Cardstock in Gold, then snipped out the sentiment and added it to the card with strips from the edges of Mini Dimensionals. Just make sure to hide the Dimensionals by putting them behind the embossed letters, about every other letter.

I finished the card off with some Iridescent Sequins, then added some tiny dots of Fine Tip Glue around the card to look like raindrops.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

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Sympathy Blooms

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

 

This month our theme for the hop is Sorry/Sympathy/Get Well. I have a hard time making sympathy cards when I need them, so it’s good to keep them on hand. I prefer to make sympathy cards that have at least some bright colors in them, because I want a sympathy card to lift the person’s spirits.

My card base is Old Olive, and on top of that is a Whisper White mat embossed with the Hexagons embossing folder. I added some splatters from Swirly Bird on the mat in Versamark ink, then heat embossed the splatters in gold.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

I added the strip of Merry Little Christmas designer series paper — I love how you can use this paper for things other than Christmas projects. Then I added a half inch strip of a Champagne Foil Sheet.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

For my focal point, I started by stamping the large flower from Birthday Blooms in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloring it in with the Stampin’ Blends. For the flower petals, I used Dark and Light Calypso Coral. For the leaves, I used Dark and Light Old Olive, then added Dark Daffodil Delight to the tips of the leaves. The bits at the center of the flower are colored in with Dark Daffodil Delight. I fussy-cut the flower out. Before I added it to the card, I made some loops with the Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (delicious) and stuck it to the card with Tear & Tape. Then I added the flower on top of the ribbon with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out with the Classic Label punch.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!



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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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Botanical Bee

FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Boy, that’s a mouthful. The winners from February’s Blog Highlights are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Our theme this time is Get Well cards, the same as the theme for the highlight.

I had a hard time coming up with my card this time. I just couldn’t get a card to come together. I had about twenty stamp sets on my desk by the time I settled on my design. But I love the way it turned out. My aha moment was when I decided to add the embossed cardstock in the circle negative. That’s when I suddenly knew what I was making. Phew.

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Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*The Inside the Lines designer series paper — WHY does this have to be a Sale-A-Bration freebie?? I’m so sad that it will be gone forever at the end of March. It is time-consuming to color the paper, but it’s also so relaxing. I actually only intended to color in the halo of flowers around the cutout, but then I just couldn’t stop coloring. My flowers are colored with Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, and Cucumber Crush markers. This paper also looks fabulous in black and white, so you don’t even have to spend all that time coloring it if you don’t want to.
*I cut out the circle with the Layering Circles framelits, then cut a larger scalloped circle in Cucumber Crush and cut out the center of that to frame the die cut.

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
*The embossed piece behind the circle is Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder. I sponged on Daffodil Delight ink. I wanted some variation in color, which is why I didn’t just emboss a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. I stamped the splatters (from the Swirly Bird stamp set) in Versamark ink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder.
*The bee is cut out with Paper Snips.
*The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, cut out with a banner from the Bunch of Banners framelits. I also cut the same banner out of Basic Black cardstock, snipped it in half, and glued the two halves to the back of the sentiment, offset at the ends.
*Rhinestones make great flower centers!

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
*I stamped the splatters again in Pool Party (stamped off first) for the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

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