Birthday · Techniques

Tin Tile Patina

My club members loved making the Faux Patina last year and requested it again. I saw the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and I knew I had to use it for the technique!

It’s pretty simple and you get inky fingers too!  You start with using the Crumb Cake ink pad and pouncing it on the side of the Tin Tile embossing folder that has the Stampin’ Up! information on it.  Run a piece of Very Vanilla through with the EF using the Big Shot.  Then you will take Daubers and rub in a circular motion around the card.  Random areas work best.  I used the following order for the ink pads: Balmy Blue, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, then Versa Mark.  You want to use the pad of the Versa Mark and drag lightly.  I then covered it with Copper Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool.

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I would love to see your Faux Patina creations!  Just add in the comments!

Did you know there is a Limited Edition Snowflake Showcase promotion??  Look at the gorgeous dies, Velvet White paper, stamp sets, and Snowflake trinkets!!

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Happy stampin!  Laura

 

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Christmas · Holiday · Promotions · Punch Art · Techniques

Winter Farmhouse

Do you love the farmhouse style? I absolutely love it! It was the first suite I was drawn to in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! The Tin Tile Embossing Folder has amazing details and using the new Galvanized Silver Foil Sheet makes it pop!

Moving on to the tree! It comes from the In the Woods dies! I love how it creates parts of the tree that are 3-D. I saw. Post on Patty Bennett’s site about using your Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and some Frost White Shimmer Paint. The results are amazing!

This picture does to do the tree justice! The Champagne Mist color is very elegant as well! (think Wink of Stella on steroids) To finish the card, I added some 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim, a Galvanized Button, some Linen Thread, and a sentiment!

This was a stamp a stack card this past weekend. I cut and spritzed the trees for them so there isn’t a log jam at the Big Shot. But the end result makes it worth it!

Confession!  After using the Big Shot for over 10 years, I have never ruined a die.  Well, I put the die and the paper on top of the sandwich.  I ran it through thinking it felt and sounded odd.  I completely bowed the die!!!!!  It was my first of 32 to make!  I cut the rest out with the warped die.  Then, I flipped it and ran it through incorrectly again.  I was so nervous!  But to my surprise, it flattened it out!  Like it never happened!  Shew!!

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Starting tonight at 12:00am, Stampin’ Up! is running a 24 hour sale on select stamp sets!  It’s to celebrate their 30th birthday!  The lists are below!  Use Hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out.  I will send you a package of Basic Rhinestones as a thank you! You can shop at Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy Stampin’!

Laura

 

Christmas · Contests · Holiday · Techniques

Farmhouse Wreath

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I am definitely feeling the holiday spirit starting to sink in!  (now if the weather in Texas would just cooperate)  I just held the first of two Stamp a Stack of Christmas Cards this past weekend!  This was one of the fun cards that the girls made!

It’s so simple too!  Just run the Seasonal Wreath EF through the Big Shot.  Use a sponge dauber and some Old Olive ink and apply to your raised surface.  I used a slight circular motion with light to medium pressure.  Then I added berries with the journaling end of the Merry Merlot Stampin’ Write Marker.  Did you notice that I colored the Tea Room Ribbon with the same marker!?  Cool huh?

It needed a little more texture, so I ran a piece of Crumb Cake through the Big Shot using the new Corrugated EF!  (I found the if the lines are horizontal with the embossing folder while running it through works best)

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Next I took the sentiment from Hearts Come Home and stamped it with Black Memento ink.  This was a fun card to create and I know the girls loved it this weekend!

Who is ready for a contest???  I am celebrating World Card Making Day this week with Stampin’ Up!  To see a complete list of discounted items that Stampin’ Up! has offered, click on World Card Making Day 201810.01.18_SHAREABLE_WCMD_NA

Now, for the CONTEST!  Invite your friends to my blog, Laura’s Creative Corner or my Facebook Page Laura’s Creative Corner to get your name in the bag!

each friend added = 1 ticket per friend

if you and your friend order through my website = 5 tickets each

if your new friend is local and comes one of my events = 3 tickets

if you or your friend joins my team = automatic FREE gift for each that joins!

What will you win??? Your choice of the Beautiful Baubles stamp set OR Alpine Adventure stamp set. (blocks not included)

Order or join  Laura Venvertloh’s Stampin, Up! Webpage

Use hostess code QQY9F9XX at check out!

Please comment that you added you or your friend.  You can email me as well at Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net  Just mention the World Card Making Contest in the header. This is a promotion only available through Laura Venvertloh and not Stampin’ Up!

Contest ends October 7th 2018 @ 12:00am CST

 

All projects · Kits · simple cards · Techniques

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. 

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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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Birthday · Cute cards · Techniques

Soft Dandelions

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Don’t you just love dandelions!  It’s such a sweet childhood memory for most!  When I saw this set in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog-it was on my top 3 list!  I needed a technique for my stamp club this week, so I used the plastic wrap technique! It’s such a simple technique and it was perfect to create a soft background for this stamp set!

  1. Use 2 to 3 re-inker colors and place a few drops into the lid of it’s corresponding color.
  2. Use an aqua painter with rubbing alcohol in it and mix a few drops into the ink.
  3. Wad up some plastic wrap and dab into the color.  Randomly smoosh it onto Glossy White Cardstock.

I then stamped the images in Versa Mark and then Silver Embossing powder.  Once it is heat set you can adhere it to the Whisper White mat.  I paper saved the sentiment on the Pool Party base color and punched it out with Classic Label punch.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the Tufted Embossing folder.

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Be sure to use this month’s hostess code for your own set!  Plus it’s bonus days!

August Hostess Code

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