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Black Ice Technique

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Every month I hold stamp club where the girls get to make 3 projects, with one card that is a technique.  I was blessed to have completed all my techniques for the rest of this year!  This month I found this awesome and popular Black Ice technique!

It’s so simple to make too!  Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Stamp your image onto Silver Foil paper with StazOn Black.
  2. Take the StazOn and then drag up and down, and side to side. You just want some random streaks of black. The StazOn works best to prevent smearing.
  3. Let it dry for a minute or two.  Then take VersaMark and drag up and down & side to side.
  4. Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder on the whole thing and tap off excess.
  5. Heat set the whole piece.  It takes a little longer than the metallic embossing powders.  The image will appear very crisp and deep black.  Plus the Silver will really pop!

We used the hostess set Very Vintage for this card.  We randomly stamped the vintage doily with Smoky Slate for a background.  Then we ran the Basic Gray piece through the Big Shot using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  Finished it with a sentiment and some ribbon in the back.

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I hope you enjoyed this technique as much as we did! I may make one with the Beautiful Blizzard set next!

Be sure to order you items to get your FREE Creative Class to Go!  Refer a friend and you both will receive a FREE gift from me!\

Here is a sneak peek of the cards that were designed for the kit!  You get the consumables to make 2 of each for a total of 6!  Just purchase the items for this month-follow the link above for more info!

Blessings,

Laura

 

Kits · Techniques · Thank you

Country Copper

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As you can see, the Country Home stamp set if a true favorite!  We are slowly changing our house to the farmhouse style.  So, when I saw this set, I had to have it!  And the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder is a wonderful compliment to this set!  It creates texture to the background of the card.  To add more whimsy to the card I ran some Copper Foil through the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder!

To color the pitcher, I used both of the Night of Navy blends and went over that with the color lifter to add highlights.  Then I used Mango Medley, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Shaded Spruce, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  I did use a Color Lifter as well to add some depth to the focal point.

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I created the sentiment by stamping the “thanks” from this set with StazOn on to Copper Foil and cut it out. Next, I wrapped some Linen Thread around a few times and tied a knot.

I love how it turned out!  If you love this set-which I knowyou do-then you need to order Country Home today! (It’s the featured set for my card kit-purchase the items listed in September Creative Kit to Go and get the supplies to make 6 cards FREE)

 

Cute cards · Kits · Techniques

Country Home FREE card kit!

 

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It’s been a fun week!  I just returned from our team’s annual Labor Day craft retreat!  It feels so good to be back ahead of the game!  I have all my September classes finished AND all my techniques for club done for the rest of the year!

I have fallen in love with this Country Home Stamp Set!  There are so many possibilities to watercolor, use the Stampin’ Blends, and much more!  This kit can be colored using a Blender Pen and ink OR Stampin’ Blends!

To get this great card kit for FREE: 

Purchase the selected products that are featured for this months designs and you get the card kit for FREE! (consumable items and instructions for making 6 cards! 3 designs, 2 of each) It’s like a class to go and you have 3 designs for this stamp set already! Win! Win!

You will receive your very own stamp set (and choice of bundled item if available) and the consumable supplies (needed to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs) mailed to you by priority mail. You will need to use your own new stamp set plus inks and adhesives you have at home to make your projects.  All packaged in a stamp case for easy access!

Your set will ship to you from Stampin’ Up!. My part includes project supplies, PDF file, list of items needed, and priority postage. (separate PayPal for out of town)

Prepaid bundles/sets vary each month depending on the set:

*****Just go to my website, create an account, add the item, and use the hostess code DBD2NF34 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping. 

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net
Country Home stamp set 147678 $21, Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder 147906 $10, & 3/16” Braided Linen Trim 147808 $8 (Total of $39) 

If you order more items and it goes over $150, don’t order with the hostess code.  You can redeem the hostess rewards with your own order!

* remember photopolymer & clear stamp sets require you to use a clear block and those are sold separately.

Creative Kit Order due no later than September 23rd. PayPal invoice for $7 priority shipping.  You can also add additional items that you may need.
I will mail class packets the last week of September.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures. (PDF file only available for $9.95)

Please note that my Class in the Mail kits are only available to be shipped within the US. Thanks for understanding.

What if you already have the stamp and/or bundle but you still want the class in the mail? Just let me know what other items at the same price you would like (it must fit in a priority envelope) and you will get that with your class supplies instead.

Watch the slideshow to see what the FREE kit contains!

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Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

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Christmas · Holiday · Promotions

Last Chance! Blended Seasons!

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I made this card for our Quarterly Team Gathering!  Cute and simple, plus it features all of the items that you can purchase now through TOMORROW!  It features the Assortment #2 Watercolor Pencils and the colors are amazing! A great compliment to our first assortment!  And there are also the Stitched Seasons (sold as a bundle or separate) dies that create visual interest and texture to your projects!

I also have fallen in love with the new Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder!  It creates a textured card stock feel to your smooth card stock!  Of course I used Wink of Stella on my Crushed Curry flower buds for subtle bling! Plus it helps blend the watercolors too!  Just be sure to brush off on your scratch paper after you are done.

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How do you order these great items?  Just go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and create an account.  Then choose me as your demonstrator!  If you order $150 or more you can reap the host rewards AND earn $15 in coupons to spend in September!  That’s like double the hostess rewards!  (but you should check out the Ultimate Bundle tab on the top of my page!)

I am off to a craft retreat for this holiday weekend!  I can’t wait to be with my crafting friends!  Stay tuned for LOTS of new creations!

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Birthday · simple cards

True Blue

This card reminds me of the Cobalt Blue plates that my grandmother had showcased in her china cabinet!  It is a simple, yet elegant card!

The catch is this is a Host set only!  The set also has a lace doily, a detailed bee, and beautiful accents to add more visual effects on your project!

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It features the new In Color 2018-2020 Blueberry Bushel and it’s coordinating DSP pack!  If you are just starting out, this is a great card layout for you!  All I used was one color ink, 2 cardstock colors, 1 stamp set, adhesive, and baker’s twine (optional). This is a go to layout for me when I am stumped for a quick card too!  I can change it up a bit with colors, textures, images, and embellishments-and no one notices!

Here is a video to show how simple it is to create! The end has the item numbers too!

Where are my Halloween lovers???  Look what is coming in your mailbox in September!  I CAN’T wait!  I promise that this one will be a sell out, so you will want to subscribe by September 10th to get yours reserved!  You can go month to month, buy a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription, and skip a month too! (just skip by the 10th of the month) img_1585

Here is my link to sign up today!  Laura Venvertloh’s Paper Pumpkin sign up!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Laura

 

All projects · Technique Video

Bring on Fall tutorial

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I wanted to share a video on how to create this sweet fall card!  Making videos is a new venture for me and I am working on perfecting them.  I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look for more coming soon!

Be sure to order using this month’s hostess code!  You will get a $5 coupon emailed to you from Stampin’ UP! to spend in September for each $50 increment that you spend!  Plus, I will send you a regular ink pad of your choice for FREE!  Win win!

August Hostess Code

Cute cards · Kits · Promotions · simple cards · Thank you

Bring on Fall

I am so ready for fall!  This is the fifth card that I have made with the Blended Seasons bundle!  I used the cut out from my previous card to create this simple fall card!  We are making it tonight at my Sweet & Simple card class!

To create this beauty:

  1. Stamp the leaves with Early Espresso ink randomly on Soft Suede cardstock.
  2. Stamp thank you on a Crumb Cake piece and run it through the Big Shot with the smallest of the Stitched Seasons label die.  (I centered the sentiment more towards the top to leave room for the embellishments)
  3. On a scrap of Very Vanilla, use the Watercolor Assortment #2 and color with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Granny Apple Green.
  4. Cut out 2 leaves and use Wink of Stella to blend the watercolors.
  5. Tie a bow with 2 pieces of Linen Thread.
  6. Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment piece and glue dots for the leaves & Gold Glimmer paper.

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August 22nd is the LAST day to get your FREE Card Kit & Creative Class to Go!! Click on the blue link to read on how to get yours today! And it’s Bonus Days too! You will get a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to spend in September for every $50 increment you spend!

Happy Stamping!!

Aug 2018 FREE Card Kit