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.
I hold stamp clubs 2 times a month and one of the cards I teach them is a technique. I make a small sample and a brief instruction piece for them to put in their journals. (I give one to them when they first sign up as a gift) It can be a challenge to find a new technique-so I searched on Splitcoast stampers and found the Faux Stamped Leather! I knew I was going to use the Sailing Home to make this technique! It’s a simple technique and a little messy.
First you take a piece of Crumb Cake and stamp your image with a dark color. I used Early Espresso for my anchor. Then you take the Stylus to outline the image while you have the cardstock on top of the Piercing Mat. (cushion) It will look like you hand punched leather. Now for the fun! Gather the following ink pads and sponges: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso. You will use your sponge (I use the ones Stampin’ Up! sells, 3 in a pack. I cut each one into 1/4’s) and sponge the color from edge to the center of your paper. Start with the lightest color and progress to the darkest. I then ran it through with the Stitched Shapes die to give it more texture.
To create the background, I stamped Night of Navy onto Night of Navy cardstock for a tone on tone. I love having masculine cards ready to go!
We are at our Annual Labor Day retreat!!! I am getting my crafting mojo back after the crazy summer! Be on the look out for more posts!!!
I highly recommend joining The Crafting Corner team today! You get to choose $155 in any current product (including the Holiday Pre-Order!!!!) for just $99 plus tax! ($30 more in product than usual!!) THEN Stampin’ Up! will give you a $10 bonus coupon to use next month….which next week!!! So what are you waiting for??? Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to join the fun!
I love flowers-especially carnations! And my husband loves that they are easier on the pocket book! 😬 Seriously-they stay alive so much longer and I can enjoy them!
The Inspiring Iris set was on my “have to have” list! Irises remind me of our childhood house and how they grew along with the daffodils every spring! My mom and I both love purple too! Miss her so much!
I made this card fort Sweet and Simple class. I started with Black Memento Ink and stamped the outline of the flowers. I followed that with Garden Green to fill in the leaves. Then, to create the carnations variation, I stamped with Blushing Bride frost and then rolled the top of the stamp with Rococo Rose. I love the results!
I ran a piece of card stock with the Scripty Embossing folder to tie in the Rocco Rose. Next I added a piece of the Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen ribbon. It was finished off with Wink of Stella clear! Finally, I added the cute and curved “thanks” sentiment on top of one of the flowers!
My creative mojo was definitely flowing when I made this card! When I looked at what I had in my basket after I was done, I realized that I had made one of those $100 cards! LOL!
I used 4 punches, 2 stamp sets, a die, linen thread, epoxy gem, and cardstock. Now, I had a great tip from a fellow demonstrator on how to build your “sandwich” with your die cutting machine to help cut out all those little dots on the lace!
You will need your die cutting machine, multipurpose platform (that has tabs), precision plate, 1 clear standard pad, wax paper, lint roller, and die brush.
Place one piece of wax paper onto the precision plate (which is on top of the multipurpose plate on tab 2).
Then place your paper on top of the wax paper at an angle.
Place a second sheet of wax paper on top of the paper.
Place your Stitched Lace die on top of the wax/paper at and angle. (this helps keep the die from warping)
Run it through the die cutting machine once for Whisper White and twice for other cardstock/thicker DSP)
Use a lint roller to remove the small pieces.
For the stubborn last few pieces, you can use the die brush to coax them out!
Works like a charm each time! My club girls have had no problems!!!
So now that you HAVE to make this card….or one similar, can I tell you about the GREAT deal that Stampin’ Up! is offering for the month of July?? For $99 plus local tax, you will get $155 in current items in the catalog of YOUR choice!! (normally it’s $125). PLUS a $10 coupon to spend in August!!! You will be eligible to order from the Holiday Catalog during pre-order!! You don’t have to sell either! My team is filled with out of town team members and local members that are here just for the fun, the new friends, and the discount! Click on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to join now!!
You can also shop and earn in July for a $5 coupon, to use in August, for every $50 purchase! Click on Shop with Laura now!
I thought I would share the cute pictures of one of my fur babies, Jasper! He decided it was time to help out!
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.
And now you can stock up on these goodies and earn $5 coupons for every $50 this month! You can use your $5 coupons in August!!! Shop by Clicking on Laura’s Stampin’ Up! Website
AND if you love having a discount on your craft supplies, then this is a great time to sign up too! You get an additional $30 of product to add to the normal $125! That’s $155 worth of any current product (plus business supplies-catalogs for your friends). And they are throwing in a $10 coupon to use in August (which is Holiday Catalog PRE ORDER!!)
And when you order for yourself as a demo, you still get host rewards @ $150 merchandise and the bonus coupons! That’s a lot of savings!
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.
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!
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!
Only a few more days until the NEW Catalog goes live! I can’t wait to be able to order from the WHOLE catalog!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Lemon Lime Twist paper & Floral Romance DSP are sold out!! The In-Colors will go quickly! To order your favorite products before they are gone> visit Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website and use the host code PH34U7UW at check out.
*if you order $150 or more-don’t use the code. I want you to enjoy the host rewards!
*if you order $100; you should consider joining my team for the discount! You have until September 30, 2019 to meet your first quarterly minimum! $99=$125 in any current product offering in our customized kit!
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!
Can you believe Sale A Bration is over in a couple of weeks?? There is still time to get your favorite free items! And there are catalog items now too that you can choose for your FREE items!
And you can still join for $99 plus tax and get $175 of any current items in your custom kit! OR get the Gorgeous tote to put all your goodies in to carry to your crafting sessions! Just $129 for the tote and the $175 in product! That is an amazing deal! And no other commitment is required! But I bet you will enjoy the 20% discount so much you will stay! Have any questions? Just ask! We have team gatherings to celebrate our accomplishments, share ideas, talk about sneak peek products, and of course stamp!!!
What are you waiting for? Join Laura’s Creative Corner’s team now! And to up the ante, I am 1, yes just 1 team member short of my goal! I will send you a free gift from me for joining!