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!

*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!

Happy stamping!

Laura

 

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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Kits · Promotions · Techniques

February Creative Class to Go

FREE Card Class with Purchase Feb 2018

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.   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 FJHWF9CA at check out. Include your email for an invoice for out of town priority shipping.  

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net

Waterfront stamp set Photopolymer: 146386 $17.00; Wood Textures 6×6 pack 144177 $10.00; Wink of Stella Clear 141897 $8.00

 

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 February 22th. 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 January.  After I send out the to go kits I will email you a PDF with pictures.

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.

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

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Birthday · Holiday · Kits · Promotions · Techniques

Colorful Copper Leaves 

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I am so happy that it is finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas!  I wanted to create some cards to celebrate the season!  One of the bundles that I will treasure for a long time is the Colorful Seasons bundle!  It is a must have for a new stamper too! It covers all the seasons and has such beautiful dies to coordinate with the images!  Not to mention the paper, color combos, and accessories to boot!

Part of my monthly stamp club includes a technique.  The members get a sample of the technique and a small blurb that explains how to create it again.  When they first join, they receive a journal to put these in so they have it to look back on for a handy (and pretty) reference!

This card plays up the Emboss Resist technique.  I just switched the embossing powder to Copper!  I then used Sponge Daubers to rub Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  (in that order)  I started with the middle of the leaf towards the stem.  I only used the Cherry Cobbler on the tips of the leaves.  I then cut them out as well as one Copper Foil leaf.

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I just love how the Copper Foil, Copper Embossing Folder, and Copper Thread make this card pop!

All through this month you can stock up on your favorite  Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale! (select papers on the list)

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Don’t forget the deadline to order this month’s Creative Class To Go is October 20th! You can add some of the paper to your order too! Just use the host code on the image below!

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