Techniques

How to Use Blender Brushes

I have gone a little overboard with the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle these past couple of weeks! If you are into butterflies-this bundle is a must have! I promise to share my creations! But this one was super quick to make with the stamp set being ONE big stamp and the dies are welded together. That way they line up perfectly and they all cut out at once!

These Blending Brushes are amazing! So much that they are unavailable for just a bit. I promise they are worth the wait!

  1. They are buttery and velvety soft beyond what I imagined!
  2. There are 3 in a pack for just $12!!! Economical!
  3. They clean soooooo easy! Most of my ink was rinsed out of the bristles with just a little Dawn dish soap and water. I dried them some on a dry towel and let them air dry overnight.
  4. You can actually use the same one for different colors with out it leaving residue from the previous color. (if you haven’t washed them yet)
  5. To make the ink look soft on your surface: apply the ink and with a circular motion, add to your paper.
Butterfly Brilliance

To create this super simple card, I inked up the whole butterfly stamp with Basic Grey and stamped onto a piece of Basic White paper (3 3/4″ x 5″). Be sure you have one full image of a butterfly to adhere the inked one on top of. I stamped it again on another piece of Basic White-and then cut it out with the dies. I then used Misty Midnight, Rococo Rose, and Balmy Blue to shade the loose butterfly. I love the added Wink of Stella on top to add more pop! I also used Seal on the back of the body, Dimensionals, then more Seal on the edges of the wings. That way it stay arched when you lay it on your cardstock.

I used Smoky Slate for the card base (A2: 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″) and a mat of Basic Grey (4″ x 5 1/4″). The finishing touches are a sentiment and a few Basic Rhinestones.

Be sure to add these to your order today for FREE shipping! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on March 17th all day on orders of $50USD or more!

Purchase 6 of my creative kits and the 7th is FREE!

I also have a great Creative Kit to Go for March using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry a few kits are left!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, and Basic Grey.
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.ORDER MARCH 2021 CREATIVE KIT

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

 ****You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Product List
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
$54.75
Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set
$17.00
Brilliant Wings Dies
$44.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Techniques

Ornate Daisy

I am super thrilled that the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now available for all of us! The Ornate Garden suite was one of the first glimpse that we were able to play with until now! I made this card for our Mystery Zoom Stamp Event! (you should join us! Next one is June 19th 8PM (CST) sign up at Laura’s Stampin’ Up site!)

I make a power point of hints that we all go through via Zoom! I will send out an email with the suggested sizes and items to have on hand. You use what you have on hand and it’s ok that it’s retired or not SU! So it’s a FREE event! Local or out of town! Great for those that don’t feel ready to venture out too! We can even do a party for you and your friends!

Ok, now for the card. This was another Mini-Z Fold card and I love how it turned out! It was super simple to make.

To create this Half Z Fold:

9”x 5 ½ ” card base of your color choice. Score at 1 7/8″ and at 4 7/8″

2 designs of coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) or patterned paper: Main Focal pattern: 2 ¾ ” X 5 ¼” & another with that same pattern 1 ¼ “ x 5 ¼ “; another pattern cut to 1 ½” x 5 ¼”

•2 5/8” x 5-1/4” Whisper White for inside the card.

Adhere your matching 2 DSP pieces to the card base to the front part of the card and the smaller on the right-hand side. –Adhere the Whisper White next to that flush with the 5 ½ side. –Add the last piece of DSP to the small fold.

The base card measurements appear strange, but this fits perfectly in an A2 envelope! I just stamped the daisy from the Ornate Garden stamp set with Memento Black. Next, I cut it out with a larger oval from the Stitched Shapes dies. I used the Smoky Slate light blends marker to give some depth to the flower petals. I also used Wink of Stella to make some sparkle! I finished it off with a simple sentiment and a Linen Thread Bow!

Are you ready to order from the new catalog??? I have a host code for any order under $150 (if your order is over that- you should enjoy the host benefits or sign up!)

Plus I will send you a thank you gift!

Most just join to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the perks of 20% off your purchases, pre-order and sneak peek, and you get to be a part of our Crafting Corner Team! (private FB page, quarterly gatherings, and lots of laughs)

It’s a bundle bash! On top of the $125 in product you pick from any current selections, you also get to select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. All for just $99!! And you don’t have to meet your first quarter minimum until 9/30/2020!

You can also host a party and get extra this month too! When you host a party or place an order that totals $250 or more-you get an additional $25 in FREE product!

I am preparing for my open house that is hybrid style! There a ton of new creations on the way!

Blessings!

Laura

#BlackLivesMatter

Product List
Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set
$21.00
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Terracotta Tile 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Linen Thread
$5.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
144597
$9.00
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
144603
$9.00
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
145058
$9.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Techniques

Parisian Gift Card Holder

I wanted to share this card since we are in graduation season! Plus, you can always use cards made to hold gift cards, right? This one is super simple to put together! Just pick your theme and find your coordinating papers! We made this for a last Mystery Stamp Event a couple weeks ago.

I love that the Forever Blooms set is staying in the new catalog, but I am so sad to see it’s counterpart, Parisian Beauty retire! I will say, I am keeping that one!!!

Use strong adhesive for the tab that holds the gift card.

Gather the following to get started on your next gift card holder!

•11” x 4 ¼” card base (don’t fold yet)

•3 ¾ ” x 4” Whisper White one for outside and one for inside the card.

•DSP of your choice that coordinate with your card base. (cut 2) 1 ¼” x 4”

•One set or two stamp sets

•Strip for sentiment (optional)

•Circle punch 1 ½” or smaller.

•Embellishments, dies, punches, and inks of your choice Tape, glue, dimensionals, scissors etc. Items you generally use when creating your masterpieces.

Then you score your base piece (11”x 4 ¼ ”) at 1 ½ ” and at 5 ½ ”

–Adhere your matching 2 DSP pieces to the card base to the inside of the card and one of the Whisper White pieces next to it flush. –Decorate your outside piece of Whisper White and tape on the front. –Add the last piece of DSP to the small fold on the inside.

•BEFORE adhering the small inside flap-use the circle punch to punch a half circle in the center.  Be sure to go through the DSP and the card stock. •Adhere the small fold with a strong adhesive just on the edges.  (top/bottom)

You should join us for our next Mystery Stamping! Check out my events listed on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website!

Starting June 3rd- you can order from the NEW catalog!! AND there are two GREAT specials to get more bang for your buck!

First one is when you host a party or place an order that totals $250 or more-you get an additional $25 in FREE product!

Book an in home party, FB party, or Zoom party!

Now, if your wish list is insane like mine is, then you should just join! You don’t have to hold parties, but you have the ability to earn extra cash. Most just join to be a hobby demonstrator and enjoy the perks of 20% off your purchases, pre-order and sneak peek, and you get to be a part of our Crafting Corner Team! (private FB page, quarterly gatherings, and lots of laughs)

It’s a bundle bash! On top of the $125 in product you pick from any current selections, you also get to select any stamp/tool bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE. All for just $99!! And you don’t have to meet your first quarter minimum until 9/30/2020!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions! Blessings! Laura

Product List
Parisian Beauty Cling Stamp Set (English)
$21.00
Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set (English)
$23.00
Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
$14.50
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$6.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Stitched Labels Dies
$33.00
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
1-1/2" (3.8 Cm) Circle Punch
$16.00
Techniques

Faux Metal

One of the projects for our monthly stamp club focuses on a technique. October I made this card with the Faux Metal Technique. I love how it turned out! The Come to Gather Suite is just gorgeous! I have made so many cards, décor items, and loose leaves with this bundle!

To create this card, I stamped the grain image with Pretty Peacock on a Pretty Peacock card base. Then I adhered the Come to Gather DSP after cutting the banner on one end. Next, I cut leaves using Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Terracotta Tile cardstock.

Now for the fun part! To make the faux metal, I punched a Very Vanilla Thick circle. Then I swiped Versamark ontop of the whole circle, sprinkled it with Silver Emossing Folder, and then heat set it. I reapeated the process 2 more times. But the last time I heat set the embossing powder, I had the stamp ready! While it is still hot, I pressed the stamp down firmly and pushed. I held it there for a few seconds and then pulled it up! The nice thing is if you don’t like the way it looks you can melt another layer and the messed up one will melt with it!

I accented the leaves with Wink of Stella clear and a small piece of the Come Together ribbon. I didn’t want my sentiment to take over, so I found a small one and used the Classic Label punch to cut it out.

Get ready for the Online Extravaganza next week!!!