Masculine · Promotions · Techniques · Thank you

Watercolor Smoosh

I saw Elizabeth Bennett’s  beautiful card on our own Demonstrator Planning Place FB page and I had to make one like it! It was our technique for our monthly stamp club too! It’s a bit messy, but it’s so worth it!

You will need the following: Stampin’ Up! Water Color Paper;  Ink Refills of your choice (I used Pacific Point, Highland Heather, and Night of Navy); Frost White Shimmer Paint, plastic wrap, paper towels, and a drop cloth/paper. (protection for your craft surface).

First you want to spritz your watercolor paper on both sides to prevent curling. I placed it on a paper towel that was folded up for more protection. Then, I dropped 2-3 of each color & the Frost White Shimmer paint onto the plastic wrap. Next, spritz it with water and place your watercolor paper/towel on top. Carefully flip it over and move the inks around until you like the mix. Let dry overnight and peel off the plastic wrap! They all turned out different and stunning! If you are in a hurry, you can pull up the wrap in a few minutes and heat set with the Heat Tool. But-it won’t have the crisp lines from the plastic wrap.

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3-D projects · Techniques · Thinking of You · Vintage cards

Vintage Heirlooms

TIP: Cut out your frame prior to running it through the die cutting machine.

I am so happy to see vintage cards making a comeback! This is one style that really drew me into creating cards over 15 years ago! When the new catalog was unveiled at On Stage, I knew this would be first on my list! The Woven Heirlooms stamp set has some sincere statements and some distressed elements to compliment any card or project!

The whole Woven Threads suite is just gorgeous! AND you can order it with one code!!! The Woven Threads DSP has some beautiful patterns that are distressed! They paired some new In Colors into some unique combinations! I used a more monocromatic look for my card. The sentiment is stamped with Crumb Cake on to the paper with the vintage muslin looking design. (I tried to used Sahara Sand ink, but it was too faint). I taped it behind the frame I made from the Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders combo.

TIP: Use the side of your Blends to color the Faceted Gems to be sure you don’t fray the tip.

To create the flower, I stamped the flower from the Floral Essesnce stampe set in Rococo Rose onto the DSP that had the Rococo Rose distressed design. I used the coordinating Perrennial Flower punch and the Leaf Punch for a quick flower embellishment. I then used the new Rococo Rose Dark Blend to color in the gem.

The 1/2″ Rococo Rose Gathered ribbon looks soooooo pretty in person!! It really pops off of this card! I used a strip of SNAIL and then pressed a little down, then folded a little to the right, and pressed down again to create the rouching!

I hope you enjoyed this card-I know that the girls in my stamp club loved it!

Stampin’ Hugs!

Laura

3-D projects · Techniques

Sweet Magnolia Sneak Peek!

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I finally jumped on the “floating frame” bandwagon this past weekend!  This was a lot of fun to make and it yields 2 projects!

We went on our bi-annual craft retreat over Cinco de Mayo weekend….I feel so much better creating so many things!!  I would not teach this for my club, but maybe a class that focuses on this technique solely! I really enjoyed putting these together!

First I chose to repeat the same flower for this frame.  I stamped 12 flowers and used my Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers.

Next, I cut out the flowers using the Magnolia Memory dies.

Then I placed (don’t adhere them yet) the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cut to 4″x 5 1/4″.

Then use a piece of Press & Seal and place over where you have the flowers.  Once you have it where you like the placement of the flowers, firmly press the Press & Seal around the blank spaces and over the flower pieces.

Carefully flip it over and trip the excess Press & Seal away to where it is now matching the 4″x 5 1/4″ base.

To create the frame; I used two of the Rectangle Stitched dies to yield about 1/2″ frame-cut out with a die cutting machine (just enough room for the Statement of Heart to fit in the center!)

Carefully pull back the Press & Seal and then adhere the flowers to the Whisper White base using dimensionals!

I then stamped the saying on a separate piece of Whisper White to place in the center and popped up the finished frame with dimensionals.  I then matted it onto a Basic Black card base.

And look at the 2nd card I made for my stepmother for Mother’s Day!  She loved it!

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Only a few more days until the NEW Catalog goes live!  I can’t wait to be able to order from the WHOLE catalog!

Thanks for stopping by! Laura

Birthday · Promotions · Techniques

So Long Sweets

I love the pops of color that the How Sweet it is Suite includes!  This set will not carry over, so get it while supplies last on the Last Chance Products!

I love the contrast of the Gorgeous Grape, Costal Cabana, and Melon Mambo in the How Sweet it Is DSP!  I used this combo to jump off to create this cute card!  I used Silver Embossing Powder on Window Sheets to create the realistic jars.  Then I used the Jar of Sweet coordinating dies to cut out the jars to stamp the candy inside.  To create the illusion that the jars are on a shelf, I popped up the smaller one on dimensionals.  I HAD to use my new favorite Rectangle Stitched Dies for the Highland Heather piece!  These are the BOMB!  They just add an extra pop of texture to your card!

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I tried using the Embossing Buddy to keep the little sprays of embossing powder, but it was too hard to get the haze off of the window sheet.  I think it looks like a vintage candy shop jar, so I like it!  There is a cute little die that cuts out the treats-perfect for the front jar!  To finish this card-it screamed for the absolutely adorable Costal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon!

Be sure to check out the Retiring Lists!!!  There are quite a few items that are already sold out!

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Happy Stampin!

 

Birthday · Masculine · Techniques

Country Cracked Glass

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Who doesn’t love a great masculine birthday card?  I don’t know about you, but I sometimes have a hard time making cards that aren’t too girly!  The Country Home stamp set is perfect for your rustic cards, masculine cards, or country scrapbooking pages!

The technique has been around for a while.  I saw a few on Pinterest and I had to make on again!  When I first joined Stampin’ Up! in 2007, we sold Glassy Glaze!  I stamped my images on a light colored cardstock and then spread VersaMark liberally on top of the whole piece of stamped paper.  Next, I covered the whole piece with Clear Embossing powder and heat set.  (you can heat set from under you paper too).  Once it is cooled off, I repeated the process 2 more times to make a total of 3 layers.  You want it to look shiny and feel pretty thick.  Then I placed it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.  Remove the piece and quickly bend in random places.  If becomes to pliable, then pop it back in the freezer and try again.

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I then took a sponge with Soft Suede ink and rubbed over the areas with the cracks. Some of them I bent slightly to be sure the ink really accented the cracks.

To frame the image, I ran Soft Suede through a die cutting machine with the Corrugated 3-D Embossing folder. Then I placed the image onto an Early Espresso mat and adhered it off center. I finished the card with a True Gentleman (retiring) button with two pieces of Linen Thread tied together with the sentiment.

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Happy stamping!

Laura

 

All projects · Cute cards · Promotions · Sale a Bration · Techniques

All Adorned is amazing!

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The All Adorned stamp set (which is FREE with a $50 purchase!) is a must!  You can create some elegant, simple, and stunning cards with it!  We made this at our team get together the other night!

To make the medallions straight, I used the Stamparatus Stamp Placement tool!  Did you know there were accessories for the Stamparatus??  The pre-cut grid paper is a time saver and the extra plates come in handy for those multiple stamped projects!

 

There is even a tote to fit the whole kit and caboodle into!

I used Smoky Slate, Granny Apple Green (one of my favorite colors!), and Black Memento inks to create this fun card!  I felt the Granny Apple Green 1/2″ Textured Weave ribbon was a little wide.  So, I colored the 3/8″ Metallic Edge Silver Ribbon with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend marker.

We used the Story Label Punch for the sentiment and added Basic Rhinestones to embellish the centers of the medallions!

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Stampin’ Hugs!

Laura

paper pumpkin · Promotions · Sale a Bration · simple cards · Techniques · Thinking of You

Soft Lilies

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I love Sale-a-bration!  Who doesn’t like FREE items, extra rewards, and/or bonus credit to join up?

  • Free items with every $50 or $100 purchase!
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This is one of the sets in the Sale-a-bration catalog!  To sweeten this FREE item, on March 1st- there will be coordinating framelits! 03-01-19_header_q1_oop_na03-01-19_th_q1_oop_lily This card was made using the Subtle Embossing Folder after I stamped the lilies.  I used Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz for a soft and springy look. After I ran it through the Big Shot, I used Wink of Stella to add some glimmer to the flowers. The Floral Romance DSP was used for a soft and elegant background for the main image.

Then I chose the Stitched Label out of Stitched Labels Framelits to cut out the sentiment.  A couple of Rhinestones completed the look!  We made this card at club for the Faux Canvas technique!

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02.05._PP_08_SHAREABLE_NEWHappy stampin’!

Laura