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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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!

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Happy stamping!

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)

 

Birthday · Kits · Promotions · Techniques · Thinking of You

Rustic Rooster

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I have found so many different ways to utilize the Wood Words Bundle!  I needed a birthday card and came up with this rustic looking card!  I got the color idea straight from the picture for this suite right in the catalog!

This card is super easy to re-create too!  So, I made this a club card for my girls!

First, I stamped the floral bunch with Peekaboo Peach on to Peekaboo Peach paper.  I then took 1 1/4″ pieces of Early Espresso paper & the Wood Textures DSP pack.  If you tear slowly away from you the middle of the paper will not show.  I did use a sponge and Early Espresso to distress the edges.  Next I stamped the rooster with Cajun Craze and punched him out with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.  Then I punched the Small Scalloped Circle with Cajun Craze paper.  To give it that extra vintage feel, I crumpled up the paper and flattened it back out.  To give the doily extra fluff, I folded it in half before adhering it behind the strips of ripped paper. I also used the Early Espresso to distress the doily.

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I then cut out the cute tag with the tag from the Wood Crate framelit set.  To finish the look, I tied a bow using the Linen Thread!

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If you love fall-you will love this month’s Paper Pumpkin!  Look how cute these turned out!  8 mini cards and 8 pillow boxes!  And Stampin’ Up! is going to have back to back coordinating projects!  How cool is that?? Do you want in on the fun?  Subscribe before October 10th! Click on Laura’s Paper Pumpkin to get started!

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Last but not least: This week is the last week to order the Creative Class to Go!  Here is the information on what you will receive! September Creative Class to GO!

Card class to go Sept 2017