Hot Topics


Disclaimer and Copyright

The content in this blog is the sole responsibility of Sara Levin as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. The use and content of classes and services are my personal offer and are not endorsed by Stampin' Up! Additionally, the contents of my blog are ©Sara Levin so, please do not submit my work for contests or publication and/or reprint my articles without permission.

Subscribe to our mailing list

Get the news right in your inbox!

Paisleys and Posies for SIP62

August 24, 2016 6 Comments

I’m not sure what I did today – well other than register for OnStage!  I spent my morning getting things organized and setting a reminder.  Talked to a couple of team members to make sure that everybody was ready.  I’m excited!  We’re excited!!  It’s the first time that many of my team will be going to a Stampin’ Up! event. Thankfully, new team members who join through the end of September have the option to go as long as the location that they choose to go to isn’t full.  Woohoo!! Can’t wait!!

So after that was done, I played with Paisleys and Posies for the SIP62 challenge.

Paisleys and Posies for SIP62 from

I played in Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Copper.

My card starts with a Night of Navy cardstock base measuring 5-1/2″ x 8-12/” that has been scored down the center.

Next is a 4″ x 4-5/8″ layer of Night of Navy that has been adhered with Dimensionals.

Followed by a 3-7/8″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake designer paper from the Neutrals Designer Paper Stack.

Paisleys and Posies for SIP62 - top detail - from

For my circle layers, I used the Layering Circles — the largest plain circle for the Night of Navy layer and the second largest for the Whisper White layer.

After cutting my Whisper White circle, I laid out all of the stamp images that I wanted to use.  Then, I placed my Acrylic Block on the back of the group and picked them all up.  I then removed the three stamps that I planned to heat emboss.  The group of stamps were inked in Night of Navy and then stamped all together.

The three stamps I removed earlier were laid back into the design and picked up with an Acrylic Block.  This was great since all the spacing is taken care of.  The stamps were inked with Versamark and then the stamped images were embossed in Copper.

The Whisper White layer was adhered to the Night of Navy circle with Dimensionals before adding the larger circle to the designer paper layer.

Paisleys and Posies for SIP62 - sentiment detail - from

For the sentiment, I stamped the dotted outline paisley in Versamark on a piece of Vellum.  After heat embossing with Copper, I cut the paisley out with the largest Paisley Framelit.

Then, I masked the sentiment so that all that was inked was “grateful”.  I inked the stamp first in Versamark and then in Night of Navy.  Finally, it was heat embossed in Clear.

The final detail is a 3/4″ Circle Punch of Night of Navy that was stamped with one of the circle images from Paisleys and Posies and heat embossed with Copper.

The circle was added to the Vellum with Multipurpose Glue.  Then to hide where I was adding adhesive to the Vellum, I added Multipurpose Glue under the area covered by the Night of Navy circle and behind some of the embossed dots.

The final detail is a large Basic Pearl added to the center of the Night of Navy circle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product details can be found below.

Create something today,

Sara - The Artful Inker

I’d love to be your demonstrator!


Thoughtful Branches Bundle - available August 1- 31 from

Available through the end of August or while supplies last.

New subscribers to Paper Pumpkin from August 11 - October 10 and receive your second month free - Use Promo Code: BOGO

New subscribers buy one month and get the second FREE through October 10

Subscribe and use Promo Code: BOGO

August 2016 Host Code

Today’s Products – Select them from my store



Sara Levin

All posts


  • Super Stamp Girl August 26, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Sarah, ooh a girl after my own heart with vellum, copper and embossing! Oh loveliness! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week with this fun new stamp set. Crystal

    • Sara Levin August 26, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Thanks Crystals — I love embossing! and the new copper embossing powder has not gotten nearly enough attention.

  • stampwithamyk August 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    So pretty! The copper touches are just perfect and I love your color choices. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper, hope to see you again soon!

    • Sara Levin August 25, 2016 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Amy! I enjoyed playing the challenge.

  • Tina Riddle August 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Sara, this is absolutely Stunning! I love the copper embossing paired with Night of Navy and Crumbcake! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our sketch challenge this week!

    • Sara Levin August 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you Tina! I had fun playing with the sketch and this color combo may have be used again — soon.

    Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you have to say!

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Sara Levin aka The Artful Inker

    Receive one of my FREE Tutorial Bundles when you shop with me!

    Shop Now with Sara Levin theartfulinker at

    Stampin Up February Host Code BN7FFYAQ

    Stampin’ Up Catalog

    Click to view the 2019-20 Stampin Up Catalog. Shop for Stampin Up products at

    Handmade for You Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog 2020. Click to view.
    Sign up for Newsletter

    Email Me

    Click Here to Send Me an EMail

    Top Posts & Pages

    Click to TRY Paper Pumpkin

    Sara Levin | Click here to sign up for Paper Pumpkin -

    Classes and Events Calendar

    Calendar Graphic with link to Class and Events calendar

    Latest Posts

    Recent Comments


    Subscribe & Follow

    Subscribe to our mailing list

    Get the news right in your inbox!