Technique Video

Creating Card Backgrounds with Salt

My son camp home with the most stunning art project on canvas! They used salt and water to create a whimsical background! Well you know I had to try it for my card club technique! I included a video for this to help you create your own background!

I did a few test pieces on the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. The first one I followed the directions from a video on SCS. It does make a nice background, but I was looking for more motion in my background. I knew I was going to use the Whale Done bundle, so a sea bed with a sense of waves was perfect! I used more water on mine after I applied the sea salt.

The sea salt will absorb the ink as it dries leaving a unique background!

I am SOOOOO excited about the new Water Painters! There are 3 differnt sized brushes in each pack! Small tip, broad tip, and and brush tip! It makes these water color washes so much easier to create! I used a acrylic block to drop my re-inkers on to like a mini palette. The Stampin’ Spritzers are wonderful because their spray comes out a fine mist.

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Now let’s talk about August 4th! First off-you can order from the Holiday Catalog! You will notice a more streamlined shopping experience too! Here are some tips to navigate and enjoy all the wonderful/helpful tools that Stampin’ Up! put in place! You will need to change your bookmarks and your password that you may have autosaved will not work. If you have issues, you can message me or call Stampin’ Up! at 1-800-STAMP-UP. They are wonderful to work with!

Some highlights:
1. The store is designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets, and mobile phones.
2. The site utilizes new, larger imagery to better showcase our products and allow up-close details to be seen.
3. The site utilizes inventory status information to show you what items will be retiring soon, have low inventory, or are backordered so you can make informed purchasing decisions.
4. You can mark your favorite items for later reference, and you can create and share personalized wish lists.

New Guest checkout too. I hope you will chose me-but if you want to check out as a guest, it will assign a demonstrator to you based on location. But we will have very limited information. I love to send happy mail to my customers, so I hope you chose me to order your goodies!

August’s Host code at check out is: ERR7TKJV

Stay tuned! I will be posting about the Virtual Zoom Class-Product Based class!

Blessings,

Laura

Product List
Whale Done Bundle (English)
$31.50
Whale Done Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Whale Builder Punch
$18.00
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
$3.75
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Water Painters
$12.00
Seabed 3D Embossing Folder
$10.00
Pool Party 3/8" (1 Cm) Sheer Ribbon
$6.00
Perfect Parcel Dies
$35.00
Technique Video

How to Make a Beautiful Background using Bubbles

I have seen the Bubble Background Technique before and I saved it to a private board-a few years ago! So, I finally decided to give it a whirl! This was so much fun, and a little messy! I really did feel the enjoyment of my childhood when we would blow bubbles outside!

I made a video for you to learn how to create these whimsical backgrounds for your cards or pages! (excuse this one, it’s with my new equipment, I was a little giddy! And the video is not centered. Eh, whatcha gonna do?)

This is one of those sets that you need to keep so you always have accents at your fingertips! I can see home décor, scrapbook pages, cards, kids project, and so much more!

A few quick tips:

1. Dish soap and water do not yield great results.

2. I used a bendy straw so I didn’t accidentally blow on the wrong end and have inky lips.

3. Be sure to keep the paper away from the top of your container-it will leave a circle.

4. The lighter your ink color, the more drops you will need.

The Gold Cord in the Forever Greenery ribbon combo pack frays simply! Love the light touch!

I would love to see your creations! You can purchase the items used to make this card from the list below. It’s Bonus Days through the end of July! For every $50 you spend, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! with a $5 off your purchase in August. I have 8 already-crazy!

For orders $149 and less-use this code!

When your wish list is super long, you should consider the savings you would have by joining our Crafter’s Corner Teams! You don’t have to sell-a lot of my team are here for the discount! But we all have become wonderful friends! For $99 plus tax, you will get to pick out $125 in any current catalog items (including any pre-order items!) What you order/sell will become a 20% savings (or extra fun money from orders!)

Many blessings to you and your family!

Laura

Product List
Forever Fern Bundle (English)
$54.00
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Forever Flourishing Dies
$36.00
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gold Foil Sheets
$5.00
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
$9.00
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Technique Video

How to Mask Your Images

Do you remember back to when you first learned how to make cards? My friend gave me a catalog to look at and I bought stamps, inks, and supplies for 5 years. But, I did one project! Sound familiar? So, I signed up for some classes at our local scrapbook store and fell in love with paper crafting! But then they closed in early 2008! After researching different companies and other stores, I signed up with Stampin’ Up! in July of 2007 for “the discount”. I was already spending $50-100 per month on supplies that didn’t match anyways!

Product quality, great customer service, and color coordination were the main factors back then that made it easy to join! I started off with a class or two and enjoyed my hobby paying for itself! June 30th-tomorrow!! is the last day for the Pick a Bundle promotion! It’s such a great deal! No risk, holding events is not required, and not penalty if you don’t meet your quarterly minimum! So, for $99 plus tax-You get $125 of any current catalog items PLUS a die/tool bundle of your choice!! Join NOW by clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up website.

One of the first, and simple, techniques I learned was how to mask your images so they look layered. I posted a short video so you can see how easy it is to give your card images dimension using a sticky post it note!

I used the Tasteful Textures Stamp Set and the coordinating Tasteful Labels to make this card. I will tell you I have used the Tasteful Labels a lot because they have a variety of shapes, sizes, and edging!

First I stamped off onto my scratch grid paper with the feather stamped in Gray Granite randomly on the card base. Then I stamped the flower on a post it note towards the top so the sticky side and cut it out so can be used. Next, I stamped the flower on the Whisper White where I wanted it and then placed the sticky note one directly on top. I carefully stamped the foliage three times being sure the part I didn’t want was being stamped on the sticky note. Then I pulled it off to reveal the 2-D layering.

I used the Petal Pink Blends to color the flower and stamped the texture stamp with Petal Pink ink three times. (I stamped off before stamping on the Whisper White for a softer look). I finished the card with a little ribbon behind the sentiment and I colored the flower with some Wink of Stella. Kind of hard to see in this light.

Stay safe and healthy!
Laura

Product List
Tasteful Touches Bundle (English)
$48.50
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Gray Granite Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Petal Pink 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Organdy Striped Ribbon
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Technique Video

Using Masks to Create Backgrounds

When I made this card, I didn’t intend to make a pun about using masks, but here it is! I was just playing with some pieces that I had stamped and cut out a few weeks ago. I wanted to play with my Decorative Masks and spritzing a colored background! I really wish you could see the card in person!

I made a video to also show you how to make this card and share some useful tips! A special thank you to Patty Bennet for the suggestion of using Stamparatus Plates to keep your work area mess free! (mostly mess free)

I did try this technique with Whisper White card stock, but it bled a bit.

Here is a close up of the card so you may be able to see the shimmer paint that is mixed in with the Stamping Spritzer. To make your bottle of color: pour rubbing alcohol about 3/4 of the way to the top of the bottle. Add 4-8 drops of your ink refill. You need more for lighter colors and less for darker colors. Then, you add a drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint in the spritzer. Shake really well!

Trust me-it shimmers!

I really enjoyed making this card and that it turned into a club project too! If you are wanting to purchase some items, here is the host code for April!

If your list has over $100 on it, you should consider joining our Crafting Corner Team! For just $99 plus tax, you will get to choose up to $125 in current products! PLUS you will get to view the NEW catalog now and pre-order on May 3rd! Your first quarter minimum is due September 2020! Click on The Ultimate Bundle above or click on Join the Crafting Corner team now!

Blessings and stay safe!

Laura

Product List
Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Nature's Thoughts Dies
$29.00
Stampin' Spritzer
$3.00
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
$6.00
Frost White Shimmer Paint
$8.00
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
$3.75
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Technique Video

Simple Spotlight Technique

One bonus of being at home is that I am finally stepping out of my comfort zone and making more videos! What are you doing to pass the time?

Here is a super simple technique you can use for your more detailed line images. You stamp the whole image onto Rococo Rose card stock and then stamp the image again onto a Whisper White cardstock and punch out your focal point! The results are stunning and elegant! Plus you can make quite a few in a short amount of time! Send some love to those you miss seeing! I promise that it will melt their heart!

Here is a close up of the focal point! I used the Epoxy Frosted/Clear Droplets to create some bling. Use the Rococo Rose Dark Blend pen to color your vellum and then punch it out with the Twig Punch. Custom colored vellum in a snap!

Please stay safe and healthy! Happy Easter!

Product List
Breathtaking Bouquet Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$20.00
Breathtaking Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
$16.00
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Bundle
$35.00
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rococo Rose Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
$4.50
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
$9.00
Technique Video

Sepia Water Coloring with Bleach

Do you want to learn how to make this addictive Sepia Water Color with Bleach card? I LOVE this technique! It’s easier than it looks, though there are a few steps involved. I included a video! I am trying to learn how to maneuver online, so bear with me!

To start with this amazing technique you will need to collect the following items:

Very Vanilla Thick 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; Early Espresso 5 1/4 x 4; Watercolor Paper 3 3/4 x 5 & 3 1/2 x 3 1/2; To A Wild Rose Stamp Set; Very Versailles Stamp Set; Soft Suede Ink Pad; Early Espresso Ink Pad; StazOn Black; Bleach; Aqua Painter; Soft Suede Re-inker; Wink of Stella; White Embossing Powder; Versa Mark; Heat Tool; Stamparatus; Stampin’ Spritzer with water; and a fine tip paint brush.

Scroll through the carousel to see the other cards I created with this technique! I still have one more that is almost finished too! (I have learned that I do not care for the smell of bleach though…)

This was our technique for stamp club this past month! The girls just loved creating this beauties! I am certain you will enjoy this as much as we all did!

Can you help me out? I am soooooo close to my Sale-a-bration goal! If a few of you could order from Laura’s Stampin’ Up! site I will mail you a thank you gift! The host code for March is 3JJGXQM9 if you want to order a little! Create your own order of $150 or more to get more bang for your buck! You will get 3 $50 free item reward or 1 $100 and 1 $50 free item reward. Plus the host rewards!

And now is a great time to join! No selling or events required unless you want to! I am 1 recruit shy of the goal I set for myself! (I am very competitive with myself) So, let’s break it down so you don’t have any worries!

You get special perks that you won’t see any other time of year. Sign up between now and March 31, and you will receive the mini paper cutter, 6″ x 6″ designer series paper sampler, and your choice of a stamp set!! (This is on top of the $125 in any product of your choice-including pre-order items!) All this for $99 plus tax!

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. (even if it’s on sale)
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you. But selling is not required-I’m sure you have a couple friend that can help you out!
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I would love for you to join our team! We Face Time and Skype if you are not local to me! We have our own private Facebook page to share inspirations, questions, promotions, quarterly gatherings, and celebrations! There is no risk for trying it out! Join by clicking on Join the Crafting Corner!

Thank you for stopping by! Hugs Laura!

Product List
Stamparatus
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$49.00
Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Technique Video

Bright Country Floral

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Don’t you just love it when you are playing around with a new product and a stunning card emerges?  The 2nd release of Sale-a-bration products are availbale and this is one of the new FREE items!  The Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder can be yours FREE with a $50 purchase!

I was just wanting to see the amazing details that it created and then I took out my Daubers. I wanted to match the gorgeous Painted Seasons DSP (another free item/bundle with a $100 purchase) colors, so I chose Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, and Mango Melody.  Just a light swipe with the inked dauber is all you need!  I accented the flowers with Call Me Clover for the leaves.  I love how it turned out!

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I also added Wink of Stella clear to the roses for a touch of bling!  I didn’t have any Poppy Parade ribbon, so I took some 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon, a dauber, and the Poppy Parade ink to create a coordinating ribbon! Did you see the cool new punch?  You can order yours on March 1st!  They are unveiling new limited edition coordinating Sale-a-bration products to compliment your new FREE items!

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It’s called the Story Label punch!  Psssst!  There is a new stamp set to coordinate with that called More Than Words!  (ok now that song is in my head!) I used one of the Layering Ovals to make a nice mat for the sentiment.

Here is the video tip on how to create your own coordination colored ribbon!

I hope you enjoyed today’s creation!  Craft on!

Laura

All projects · Christmas · Holiday · simple cards · Technique Video

First Frost Delight

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I love everything Christmas!  The traditional colors are my favorite!  The Frosted Floral Suite showcases a stunning color combo in the Holiday Catalog!  My favorite product in this suite is the gorgeous pearlized  Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper! The designers put together the perfect balance of Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Gray Granite, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron,  Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pineapple Punch, Powder Pink, Soft Seafoam, and Tranquil Tide.

I love the deep jewel tones of the Blackberry Bliss and Tranquil Tide.  I started with those two colors and then started building my palate.   I added a touch of Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Gray Granite.  This is a Christmas Stamp a Stack card for next weekend.  I made a video to show the tips and tricks to this card.  But, it really is a simple card to make.

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You know I had to add a touch of Wink to this card!  Rhinestones also add some bling along with the Braided Linen Trim!  I love how these non-traditional colors make the season feel cool and frosted!

Be sure to purchase your Frosted Floral Suite today by going to Laura’s Stampin’ Up Site! Get a free gift from me when you order $50 or more on my site by using hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Blessings,

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 · Technique Video · Techniques · Thank you

Pig in a Barn

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This pig in a barn card turned out soooo cute!  It’s also a card that will be featured in my FREE Creative Class to Go this month!  But first, the card!!

I used the Pink Pirouette marker to color the piggy.  I then used Cherry Cobbler for the barn and barn door.  The door is color on color-the ink is the same color as the cardstock!

HBQJ1025 I love the sliders you can cut out with the Big Shot!!

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The details of the hardware is spot on!  I cut off the faux ribbon that the hello sign had and replaced it with linen thread.

Do you want a FREE Creative Class to Go?  Here are the details on how you can get it!

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 7SN6A699 at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.  

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

Barn Door Bundle: clear-145990 $42.25 or wood-145989 $49.50 (note how close you are to getting a FREE Sale a Bration item! 

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 March 26th. 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 January.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

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.

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh, Indepedent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator