Techniques

How to Use Blender Brushes

I have gone a little overboard with the new Butterfly Brilliance bundle these past couple of weeks! If you are into butterflies-this bundle is a must have! I promise to share my creations! But this one was super quick to make with the stamp set being ONE big stamp and the dies are welded together. That way they line up perfectly and they all cut out at once!

These Blending Brushes are amazing! So much that they are unavailable for just a bit. I promise they are worth the wait!

  1. They are buttery and velvety soft beyond what I imagined!
  2. There are 3 in a pack for just $12!!! Economical!
  3. They clean soooooo easy! Most of my ink was rinsed out of the bristles with just a little Dawn dish soap and water. I dried them some on a dry towel and let them air dry overnight.
  4. You can actually use the same one for different colors with out it leaving residue from the previous color. (if you haven’t washed them yet)
  5. To make the ink look soft on your surface: apply the ink and with a circular motion, add to your paper.
Butterfly Brilliance

To create this super simple card, I inked up the whole butterfly stamp with Basic Grey and stamped onto a piece of Basic White paper (3 3/4″ x 5″). Be sure you have one full image of a butterfly to adhere the inked one on top of. I stamped it again on another piece of Basic White-and then cut it out with the dies. I then used Misty Midnight, Rococo Rose, and Balmy Blue to shade the loose butterfly. I love the added Wink of Stella on top to add more pop! I also used Seal on the back of the body, Dimensionals, then more Seal on the edges of the wings. That way it stay arched when you lay it on your cardstock.

I used Smoky Slate for the card base (A2: 8 1/2″x 5 1/2″) and a mat of Basic Grey (4″ x 5 1/4″). The finishing touches are a sentiment and a few Basic Rhinestones.

Be sure to add these to your order today for FREE shipping! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on March 17th all day on orders of $50USD or more!

Purchase 6 of my creative kits and the 7th is FREE!

I also have a great Creative Kit to Go for March using the Butterfly Brilliance bundle!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry a few kits are left!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, and Basic Grey.
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.ORDER MARCH 2021 CREATIVE KIT

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

 ****You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Product List
Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
$54.75
Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set
$17.00
Brilliant Wings Dies
$44.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
$5.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Promotions

How to Use Your Dies as a Stencil

After the past two weeks, I am so ready for Spring here in Texas! I have lived here all of my life, and I have never seen the whole state get clobbered by snow and ice, much less have the power grid fail! We were lucky and only lost power. We were able to stay with a family member until the power was restored. No pipes or water issues, BUT we didn’t have internet for over a week. It’s so hard to type a blog on a tiny phone screen! 🙂 Enough of that, let’s check out this card I made for club last month.

The Simply Succulents Bundle was the 2nd on my wish list (those Hydrangeas are sooooo gorgeous, so that was my 1st). I also ordered the Blending Brushes that were just sitting on my desk begging for ink! This is what I came up with! I love how the colors contrast against the white space of the stenciled image.

All you have to do is cut out a stencil using the large die from the Potted Succulents dies with Basic White cardstock. (Really any color works, but I am using the colored stencil for another card!-BONUS) I did place some washi tap on the edges so it would not move too much while I was using the Blending Brushes. These Brushes are SOOOOO SOFT! I almost want one for an emotional support tool! You just swirl in the ink color of your choice and then swipe in a circular motion on your surface. They wash out with little effort! I used Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, Soft Seafoam, and Rich Razzleberry to make the colors blend and resemble succulents.

To complete the card, I just stamped on coordinating cardstock colors and cut them out using the rest of the Potted Succulents dies. I wanted a soft focal point behind the cut outs that wouldn’t compete too much with the gorgeous background. The Stitched Shaped dies are a must, I use them all the time! I used Vellum Cardstock with the Circle to make the soft back drop.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle is now available for customers to order today!! And it’s my Creative Kit of the month too! I just love the colors they chose for the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP paper! BUT it’s while supplies last-so grab yours today!!!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry while kits last!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, and Black.  
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

  You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Product List

Simply Succulents Bundle
$54.75
Simply Succulents Cling Stamp Set
$22.00
Potted Succulents Dies
$39.00
Stitched Shapes Dies
$30.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
$7.50
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Metallic Pearls
$7.00
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim
$7.00
Kits

Just Add Stamps Kit

Are you ready for a card tutorial that goes with adorable Under My Umbrella Bundle? I have just the boredom busting treat for you! I will have a PDF and video for you to create 3 cards with the purchase of the Under My Umbrella Bundle 153786 $30.50.

For an additional $15 (includes 1st class shipping), I can mail you the consumable parts for the 3 cards (but you will get enough for 6 cards, 2 of each design) I wear gloves to cut and package so you can feel safe receiving the packets!  We are hunkered down and healthy!  Order deadline is April 30th! Use Host Code 2GD9RANM (be sure not to click “no contact”)

It always tickles me to see an email come across that someone has placed an online order! I take it as a compliment that you chose me! It does make me sad that some choose to check “no contact”. Please know that I just like to spoil my customers, keep them informed a few times a month (not 12 times a day-annoying), and send thank you perks! I promise I am not the pushy type!

Here is the list of items to have on hand to make the cards. You can always improvise or change it up too!

If choose to cut the consumables yourself-here are the supplies. I will have dimensions in the PDF.

Feel free to share this with your friends that love to stamp, card making, or craft! I reward for referrals too!

Stay safe and healthy! Laura

Cute cards · Kits · Techniques

Country Home FREE card kit!

 

sept free kit 2018

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. 

www.lvenvertloh.stampinup.net
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!

Offer only good through Laura Venvertloh

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Lkvenvert@sbcglobal.net