Watercolor Snowflakes

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I hope your week is going well. I’ve been getting a lot of crafting done, so I’m a happy camper.

Today I decided to play along with this sketch from CAS(E) this sketch. I love all of the dimension in this one little sketch!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with my watercolor background. I laid down four different colors of ink on watercolor paper and dried each color with the Heat Tool. First I laid down Island Indigo with my Aqua Painter; I wet the area I wanted to cover with the Aqua Painter, then added the ink. I have been neglecting this color, and it’s one of my very favorites! I’m so happy to use it again. After Island Indigo was dry, I wet an overlapping section of the paper, then covered it with Bermuda Bay. After I dried that, I did the same with Fresh Fig. Then I added Marina Mist around the edges, but then I covered most of the Marina Mist with more Island Indigo.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After my background was done, I stamped snowflakes from Tags & Trimmings and Snowflake Sentiments all over the background in Versamark ink, then heat embossed it in white. I added this to an Island Indigo card base.  I added the Silver Mini Sequin Trim using the Tombow glue. I cut two branches out of Whisper White cardstock with the Seasonal Layers thinlits. After I glued the right-hand ends down to the card, I covered the branches in Wink of Stella. It doesn’t show in the pictures, but the branches are very sparkly! I embossed the sentiment, from Christmas Pines, in white on Island Indigo cardstock, then trimmed it down and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. That is up on Dimensionals.

I thought the card needed just a little more, so I did a little watercolor lifting to get the droplets in the background, then added quite a few dots of Wink of Stella all over the background.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with watercolor background, Tags & Trimmings, Christmas Pines, Snowflake Sentiments, and Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The inside sentiment is also from Christmas Pines, and I added Wink of Stella to the word “sparkle” so it… sparkles.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 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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Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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Snowy Little Labels

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels bundle with Everyday Label punch, Tags & Trimmings bundle, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Christmas Around the World paper - handmade Christmas holiday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

One of the gems you’ll find in the Christmas Around the World designer series paper is the piece of paper I’ve used on this card. I love the simplicity of the snowfall as a background. So I took that and turned it into a simple card.

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels bundle with Everyday Label punch, Tags & Trimmings bundle, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Christmas Around the World paper - handmade Christmas holiday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Before I added the paper to the card base, I stamped the right edge of the base with the snowflakes from the Tags & Trimmings bundle. After I added the paper, I added two snowflakes cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Tags & Trimmings bundle. Then I stamped and punched the sentiment from the Merry Little Labels bundle. Finally, I added some Iridescent Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Merry Little Labels bundle with Everyday Label punch, Tags & Trimmings bundle, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Christmas Around the World paper - handmade Christmas holiday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I lined the inside of the card with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamped along the right edge with the same snowflakes as the card base.

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

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Big Shot

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Facebook Live – Tags & Trimmings

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Snowflake Sentiments, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! On my Facebook Live video this week, I made a card using the Tags & Trimmings bundle and the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Snowflake Sentiments, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Snowflake Sentiments, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These products will all be available on Friday! So close! The video is below. Make sure to like my page on Facebook and subscribe to Notifications if you’d like to watch live, or subscribe to my YouTube channel if you prefer to watch later.

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]

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Big Shot

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Heat Tool

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