Gold Leaf Thanks

Good morning! I hope you’re doing well this week. We are good here, all recovered from the Halloween sugar comas and all that.

This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper we have a fairly broad color challenge — orange, red, and brown. I used Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso for my color palette, with a little gold thrown in. Make sure to head over to the design team blog for some inspiration. We would love to see you play along with our challenge!

Stampin' Up! Gather Together bundle with Gathered Leaves dies, A Wish For Everything bundle with Word Wishes dies, Delicata Gold Glitz ink, masking, ink blending with brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • Card base: Whisper White Thick, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • Card front: Whisper White Regular, 4″ x 5-1/4″
Stampin' Up! Gather Together bundle with Gathered Leaves dies, A Wish For Everything bundle with Word Wishes dies, Delicata Gold Glitz ink, masking, ink blending with brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • To make the background, I cut a sheet of masking paper down to 4″ x 5-1/4″, the same size as my card front. I die cut the large leaf from the Gathered Leaves Dies out of the masking paper and set the cut leaf aside. I peeled off the release paper and covered the card front with the masking paper. I sponged Delicata Gold Glitz ink into the leaf space with a Sponge Dauber, then peeled off the masking paper from the card front.
  • I removed the release paper from the leaf die cut and covered the gold leaf. Then I used my makeup brushes (cheap toothbrush-style makeup brushes from Amazon) to sponge Cherry Cobbler ink diagonally across the center of the leaf. Then I brushed Pumpkin Pie ink on either side of the Cherry Cobbler and blended… and blended… and blended until I liked the ink blend. I removed the leaf mask.
Stampin' Up! Gather Together bundle with Gathered Leaves dies, A Wish For Everything bundle with Word Wishes dies, Delicata Gold Glitz ink, masking, ink blending with brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • I die cut three “Thanksgiving”s out of Early Espresso cardstock using the Word Wishes Dies and stacked them together with liquid glue. I positioned them where I wanted them on the card, then removed them to stamp “Happy” from the A Wish For Everything stamp set in Early Espresso ink. Then I glued down the stacked die cut “Thanksgiving”.
  • I wrapped the woven ribbon from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack around the card front and tied a bow, then mounted the card front on the base with Dimensionals.
Stampin' Up! Gather Together bundle with Gathered Leaves dies, A Wish For Everything bundle with Word Wishes dies, Delicata Gold Glitz ink, masking, ink blending with brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • Yeah, just wanted to show you how gorgeous that Golden Glitz ink is. Soooo pretty.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the October Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in October will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).

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Frosty Thinking

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. This month’s theme is Happy Holidays!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Frosted Foliage bundle with Frosted Frames dies, Feels Like Frost paper, Itty Bitty Christmas stamps, Ornate Frames Dies - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Um, how pretty is this paper? I can’t get over how beautiful it is. It’s the Feels Like Frost DSP, and it has these photorealistic prints on one side and silver foil designs on the other side, and I can hardly bear to use one side over the other.

  • Card base: Seaside Spray, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″ (book fold portrait)
  • Background paper: Feels Like Frost DSP, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • The Rose Glimmer Paper piece is cut with the Frosted Frames Dies, which come in a bundle with the Frosted Foliage stamp set for 10% off. I added the Rose frame with glue, leaving the branches and snowflake outlines loose. Things won’t stick to the top of Glimmer Paper unless you use liquid glue and leave it to dry for a long time, so I also used the center frame (used to cut out the Night of Navy Cardstock in the next step) and cut out the center of the Glimmer Paper so I could easily stick down the Night of Navy piece.
Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Frosted Foliage bundle with Frosted Frames dies, Feels Like Frost paper, Itty Bitty Christmas stamps, Ornate Frames Dies - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • I stamped the snowflakes from the Frosted Foliage stamp set in Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink (y’all, this ink is fantastic!!) on Night of Navy Cardstock and cut out the frame with the Frosted Frames Dies. I added this to the card with Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out with a frame from the Ornate Frames Dies. I added the sentiment with Dimensionals. This is the first time I’ve used Rococo Rose ink. I usually avoid using rose-colored anything, but I was surprised at how much I like Rococo Rose with Night of Navy and Seaside Spray.
Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Frosted Foliage bundle with Frosted Frames dies, Feels Like Frost paper, Itty Bitty Christmas stamps, Ornate Frames Dies - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • I cut the white snowflakes from Whisper White Cardstock with the snowflakes die from the Frosted Frames Dies. I added these with liquid glue.
  • I finished off the card front with Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (frosted used here).
Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Frosted Foliage bundle with Frosted Frames dies, Feels Like Frost paper, Itty Bitty Christmas stamps, Ornate Frames Dies - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • Inside, I stamped snowflakes all around the edges of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card liner in the Delicata ink, then stamped the sentiment, from the Frosted Foliage stamp set, in Rococo Rose.

I hope you enjoyed my project 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!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the October Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in October will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


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Golden Masked Trees

Good morning! I hope this week finds you well and that you have lovely, beautiful weather. It finally cooled off here yesterday, so y’all know I’m happy. Fall ball ends this weekend, and while I have loved watching my kids play ball this season and seeing their growth over the past couple of months, I am also looking foward to moving on to the holidays.

Stampin' Up! handmade fall thank you thanksgiving thankful card using Country Home stamps, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Gathered Leaves Dies, masking, stencils, heat embossing, ink blending with makeup brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper, we have a Stencils and Masking challenge going, and we have lots of fun design team projects to inspire you. So make sure to head over to the challenge blog and play along. Just use masking and/or stencils anywhere on your project.

  • Card base: Whisper White Thick, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • Mat: Balmy Blue, 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″
  • Card front: Whisper White Regular, 4″ x 5-1/4″
Stampin' Up! handmade fall thank you thanksgiving thankful card using Country Home stamps, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Gathered Leaves Dies, masking, stencils, heat embossing, ink blending with makeup brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • To make the background, I first taped my stencil, from the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks, and my card front to my Grid Paper with painter’s tape so the stencil wouldn’t move.
  • Then I smooshed Versamark ink all over the stencil, making sure to get ink in all of the spaces.
  • Then I removed the stencil, sprinkled on Gold embossing powder, and melted it with the Heat Tool (not shown).
Stampin' Up! handmade fall thank you thanksgiving thankful card using Country Home stamps, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Gathered Leaves Dies, masking, stencils, heat embossing, ink blending with makeup brushes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • For the background, I was going for a look of having fall-colored leaves on the ground, then a darkening sky above that.
  • I decided to try ink blending with the makeup brushes again (search “toothbrush style makeup brushes” on Amazon, and there are several inexpensive options) for my emboss resist background. I started with Poppy Parade ink at the bottom. After I got a good amount of ink and was happy with the coverage, I cleaned my brush and then added Pumpkin Pie ink above it, blending a lot for a seemless look. Above the Pumpkin Pie, I blended in Mango Melody, just a little.
  • I left a little bit of white space above the Mango Melody, then started brushing on Balmy Blue ink. I brushed on quite a bit more at the top than at the horizon to achieve the ombre darkening sky look.
  • After brushing and blending the ink, I wiped any excess ink off of the embossing with a microfiber cloth. Now that I’m getting the hang of blending with makeup brushes, I really like it.
  • The leaves behind my sentiment are die cut from a piece of watercolor paper that I dropped several colors on for a blend of fall leaf colors (Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green) using the Gathered Leaves Dies. I glued these to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set, which has some of my favorite sentiment stamps. I inked up the stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink, then added Poppy Parade in a few areas with a Sponge Dauber before stamping. The sentiment is cut with the 2nd largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies and added to the card with Dimensionals.
  • The ribbon for the bow is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack.
  • I colored the Rhinestones with Stampin’ Blends (you can also leave them clear). Dark Poppy Parade, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Mango Melody, and Dark Balmy Blue.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the October Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in October will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).

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Season of Thanks

Good afternoon! I hope you’re having a great fall. IT’S COLD HERE, Y’ALL. I mean, high of 72 or something, which is cold enough for a Texan to wear long sleeves and do the whole basking pose (looking at the sky with my arms spread out and my eyes closed and the biggest ridiculous smile on my face) every time I walk outside. Of course, back to the 90s tomorrow, because Texas. But we’ve had a couple of temperature drops lately, so I have hope that I won’t be hot forever. Anyway, you’re probably here for the Third Thursdays Blog Hop. This month our theme is Halloween/Harvest. I decided to go Harvest for my project.

Stampin' Up! handmade fall harvest thank you Thanksgiving card with pumpkins and leaves - Gather Together bundle with stamps and Gathered Leaves dies, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers coloring, watercoloring with inks - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • My card base is Balmy Blue, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″
  • Card front layer is Whisper White regular, 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • For the medium and small leaves, I wet a piece of watercolor paper, then dropped on Granny Apple Green, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry inks using ink that I squeezed onto the inkpad lid. After the paper dried, I cut out the leaves with the Gathered Leaves dies.
  • I stamped the large leaf from the Gather Together stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on the dried watercolor paper in a section where I would get multiple colors on one leaf, then I die cut the leaf with the matching die. I painted the entire leaf with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (you can see this in the last photo below).

Stampin' Up! handmade fall harvest thank you Thanksgiving card with pumpkins and leaves - Gather Together bundle with stamps and Gathered Leaves dies, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers coloring, watercoloring with inks - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • For the pumpkins, I first stamped them in Soft Suede ink on a piece of scrap paper (stamping off), then stamped them on Whisper White cardstock. I colored them with Light Real Red and Dark and Light Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, from bottom to top. I colored the stems with Light Granny Apple Green. I die cut them with the matching die.
  • After cutting the pumpkins and leaves, I arranged them on the card. The leaves are all glued down with liquid glue, but I left the tips free and also curled them up a little with my fingers to give dimension. I added the pumpkins with Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink, then cut it out twice with one of the frames from the Ornate Frames Dies. I love these dies! There are so many great sentiment frames in this set. If you missed it in the Holiday Catalog, it’s actually in the Halloween section, as it comes in a bundle for 10% off with the Spooktacular Bash stamp set (or you can get just the dies — I will put both the dies and the bundle in my links section).
Stampin' Up! handmade fall harvest thank you Thanksgiving card with pumpkins and leaves - Gather Together bundle with stamps and Gathered Leaves dies, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers coloring, watercoloring with inks - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • Before I adhered the sentiment, I used an Aqua Painter to splatter Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto my card, leaves (I had painted the big leaf before attaching it), and pumpkins. Look at all that shimmer! HEART EYES EMOJI.
  • I added the sentiment with Dimensionals.
  • I colored Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets (I used the clear here), one each with Light Real Red, Light Pumpkin Pie, and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends, then added them to the card to finish it off.
  • Inside is a Whisper White card liner, 4″ x 5-1/4. I stamped the big leaves in Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry and the sentiment in Soft Suede.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to check out all the blogs in our hop for lots more inspiration!

Third Thursdays Blog Roll

Kimberley Morris
Tatiana Tobin
Jan Musselman
Anne Marie Hile
Sarah Fleming – YOU ARE HERE
Angie McKenzie
Kim Fee

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the October Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift! Also, all orders in October will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


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