Beautiful Stained Glass

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I am so happy that we have the new Stampin’ Blends markers!  They are alcohol based markers that make shading a snap!  The collection can be sold as a whole set, in pairs, or per marker.  There are also color lifters, Ivory, and Bronze colors to make your skin tones easy too!

I wanted to focus on a fun technique this month at club, and used them with the Stained Glass technique.  It’s super simple and yields gorgeous results!

  1. USE the Embossing Buddy!! I usually forget using it, but for this technique, it’s a must.  Rub some on the surface of the vellum.
  2. Next, use Versa Mark and stamp your image on the vellum.
  3. Use a dark or metallic embossing powder to sprinkle on top.
  4. Heat the powder using the heat tool.
  5. Choose your markers that you want to use and color on the BACK side of the vellum.
  6. Adhere your vellum to a light colored card stock.  I used Glue Dots under the wings to keep them hidden.

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I also used Washi Tape to keep the sides down and a Glue Dot on top covered by the Fresh Fig bow. I am so ready for warmer weather and pretty flowers! So, you may see a lot of bright colors and flowers coming!  After this cold/flu/sick season….I am done!

 

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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

Indepedent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

Snowflake Layers

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I have 3 stamp clubs and one of the items is always a technique!  I give each member when they join a little journal book for them to place a sample and a type up of how we created it.  That way they can look back and recreate!

This one I haven’t done in a while and I was inspired by a color combo on Pinterest.  So easy to do too!

  1. Cut a regular card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (fold in half) and a light neutral at 5 1/4 x 4″
  2. I then cut another piece the same color as the card base at 3 2/8″ x 4 1/2″; the same neutral was cut to 4 1/4 x 2″
  3. Next I cut the last piece in the same base card color to 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″; neutral is 2 x 3 1/4″
  4. Take all your neutrals and layer them on top of each other.  I used dotto to keep them from moving.  Don’t worry about white spaces when you stamp.  Randomly stamp your pattern.  I started with the biggest to the smallest stamp.
  5. Once your are satisfied, you can attach each layer and then pop up with dimensionals!  Decorate as desired!

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The girls really loved making this one!  I can’t believe we are so close to the next catalog and Sale a Bration!  SO, check out the Year End Sale and Clearance rack!

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Sweet Little Deer

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I am so happy that Stampin’ Up! introduced the Stampin’ Blends November 1st!  I chose the Season Chums stamp set to test them out!  This deer just makes me smile!

I first used the lighter Crumb Cake to color the antlers, dots, and tail.  Then I used the darker Crumb Cake to color in the deer.  I used the Color Lifter on the face, top of his hide and part of his hind leg!  The bow I used the lighter Cherry Cobbler to color it all in and followed up with the smaller tip on the outside of the bow.

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**Be sure to use the Tuxedo Black Memento ink when using the Stampin’ Blends.  Stampin’ Blends are alcohol based, so they will bleed with any other black that has alcohol in it.

To finish off the rest of the card I used the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder and the Be Merry DSP!  Such a cute card!!!

Be sure to check out the Year End Sales Event!  There are retiring items from the Holiday Catalog and discounted other items!  Click on the Year End Sale for the list.  Year End Sale Event US           Use this month’s hostess code MWGMCVD7 and get a free gift from me! (mailed separate).

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Stampin’ Hugs! Laura

 

Frosty Eclipse Card

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I have seen so many of these cute eclipse cards!  I finally had to make one!  This is the technique for my November’s stamp club!  It’s super simple too!

You will need the Large Letter Framelits to make this card. (You can also use any bold image dies as well.)  I am a person who likes to eyeball placement of dies, so using the Magnetic Platform make this a snap!  I knew right away that I wanted to use this wonderful Year of Cheer Specialty DSP!  I just love the thickness of the paper and the beautiful foil images.  Another benefit of this DSP is that you get 3 pieces of each of the 4 designs (single sided designs).  It’s great for making bags, boxes, cards, and tags too!

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  1. Line up your letter dies on the DSP or pre-stamped paper.
  2. Run them through the Big Shot and carefully remove them from the dies if needed.
  3. A dark background is preferred to create the shadow effect.  I placed Basic Grey behind my DSP with the letters cut out.
  4. Mount the DSP/Mat piece to the card base.  I used Dimensionals to give my ribbon some room in the back of the mat.
  5. Place Foam Strips on the back of the letters and them right over the cut out letters.
  6. A little ribbon and it’s done!

I can’t wait to make some signs with this technique too!  Just think of the cute gifts you can create with this technique!

There are 5 days left to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin for the coordinating kit from October.  Click on Laura V’s Paper Pumpkin to subscribe now! Look how cute this one is!  It’s sold out unfortunately.  But you can get the next one that coordinates with it!

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Fun with Christmas Quilt

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I love sewing projects and would love to learn how to make quilts!  So, when I saw the Christmas Quilt suite, I had to have it!  It’s filled with cute felt embellishments, a gorgeous Designer Series Paper pack, stamp set, and coordinating dies!

This card has a few extra steps, but the result is so worth it!  I used a Crumb Cake base and stamped the stitched flower randomly with Crumb Cake ink.  I then cut out the small flower with the Real Red piece before I ran the Real Red piece through with the Cable Knit Embossing Folder.  (I love to save paper when I can) What is nice about making this card is that you can make 3 of the quilt panels with what you cut out.  I took 3 different pieces of the DSP (cut to 3″x 3″) and ran all 3 through with the quilt block die.  To make this a little easier to piece together, I used a Whisper White piece for a backing.  I glued the outline part of the DSP to the Whisper White.  Then I stamped the star portion of the quilt block.  I then pieced the paper into the remaining places.

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You will notice that after that part is finished, I ran it through the Quilted Embossing folder to add the stitched quilt top look. It’s finished off with 1/8″ Gold ribbon and a rhinestone.  I just love how it turned out!

Friday the 20th is the last day to order your bundle to get the FREE supplies to make 6 cards!  (includes a cute box, PDF, and all consumables) Click on October Creative Class to Go to find out more!

Stock up on your DSP paper too! Select DSP papers are buy 3 get one free this month!

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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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