Technique Tuesday – Coloring Embossing Paste with Sponge Daubers!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means!!! I have a fabulous technique to share with you today. I’m coloring Embossing Paste with Sponge Daubers. This technique is super cool because you only use the amount needed of the Embossing Paste. When I colored some with Re-Inker in the past, I ended up making millions of cards because I colored too much paste!

Coloring Embossing Paste With Sponge Daubers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how that background adds texture to the card and gives it a fun variation in color. Also, I love love love my Sponge Daubers and while I have used them in awhile, I do enjoy it!

I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Next, I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ to add the Embossing Paste to it. First, I took the Sweet Soiree Decorative Mask and added color all over by pouncing a Sponge Dauber over the top. You can always use the same color (Pear Pizzazz) or go a shade darker like Old Olive or Wild Wasabi. Mixing the colors and pouncing all over would be fabulous too. After adding color in an area big enough for the cardstock, I placed the mask over the cardstock and onto the Silicone Craft Sheet. Then I added the Embossing Paste and as it swipes across the mask it picks up the color. I love it! Peel off the mask and allow it dry!

From the Heart, www.LaurasStampPad.com

While the Embossing Paste is drying, I worked on the floral image and greeting. Using the Petal Palette Stamp Set and coordinating Petals & More Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%), I stamped the flowers and greeting Memento Black Ink. Then I colored the flowers with the Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. After coloring, I die cut the flowers out and the greeting with the frame. Now to assemble, I added some Organza Ribbon around the card and then added it to the card base. Next, I added the flowers and greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives the card some texture but also a nice smooth look over the Embossing Paste. To finish off the card, I added some Enamel Shapes to the greeting. I love it and it’s perfect for lots of occasions!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Cross of Hope!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! Today, I’m showing you some ways to use the Cross of Hope Bundle and mix and match it up!

Cross of Hope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here these cards are very similar but I changed up a few things to fit a different occasion or recipient. I really love creating a card style that can be interchanged like this. It makes a set so much more useful! I used the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits which you can Bundle & Save 10%. Then for the greeting on the pink one, I used the Inspired Events Stamp Set.

I used Pool Party and Powder Pink for the two cards shown and the card bases. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5-1/4.” I  stamped the floral/greenery image from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set in a “S” pattern. Depending on the greeting placement and how much you want to show, you can always stamp it differently. The ink used for each card was the same as the card base – Pool Party and Powder Pink. For the pink card, I stamped the greeting in the lower left corner from the Inspired Events Stamp Set.

Baptismal Greeting Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the layer with the cross, I cut out the colored cardstock measuring 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ in the coordinating color. Next, I cut out a Whisper White piece measuring 2″ x 3″ and die cut out the cross from the Cross of Hope Framelits. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the cross to the white and layered it all together. I added the layered rectangle to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little texture. One the pink card, I added some Pearls down the center.

God Is Love, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the blue card, I stamped the God is Love greeting onto a piece of scrap white in Pool Party Ink. Then I die cut it out with the coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits! I added this to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the left side and some Snail on the right side. This way it is level across the card coordinating with the popped up cross.

These cards are great for religious occasions, thinking of you, sympathy, and so much more! Change up the color or greeting to fit your needs!

If you would like to see this all in action and another fabulous sample, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Baking Pies!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m sharing with you this amazing card using the Basket Weave Embossing Folder! Let’s get started baking pies!!! The inspiration for this card came from Sheran Rigg!

Baking Pies, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this the sweetest?? 🙂 Okay, I’ll try to keep the puns to a minimum!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Crumb Cake (3-3/4″ x 5″) and stamped the greeting at the top from the Fruit Basket Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting in Soft Suede Ink. Then, I die cut the squares with the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Whisper White and Real Red. Using the pears in the Fruit Basket Stamp Set, I stamped them in the corner. For the pears, I used Lemon Lime Twist Ink and Soft Suede. I added these to the Crumb Cake towards the bottom. Then I tied some Linen Thread around the center for a little texture and added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

You are the Sweetest, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that focal point of the beautiful pie!!! I die cut out a circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and a scallop circle with the Layering Circles Framelits. Both of these were cut in Crumb Cake cardstock! Next, I ran the stitched circle through the Basket Weave Embossing Folder and then layered it onto the scallop circle. Then I lightly brushed over it all with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede Ink. Be careful not to go too dark with the ink or your pie will look burnt! 🙂 Then I added the pie to the card front! Doesn’t it look super adorable and real?!?!?!

The Basket Weave Embossing Folder was a Free Item with Sale-A-Bration that ended on March 31st but have no fear if you didn’t get it then. It will be available for purchase in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog coming out in June! A few other fun stamp sets that have “sweet greetings” and fruit include the Cool Treats Stamp Set and Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Spritz with Care!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I also have a warning…….spritz with care! 🙂

Spritz with Care, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So this happened at stamp class and yes I did scream when I did it. The ladies all thought I saw a bug or something…..which I would have screamed over that as well. I spritzed and it was not pointed out but instead up and went all over my finger/hand/arm and all. Somehow I did save my clothes though! 🙂 All is good and it cleaned up very well!

Spritzed Daisy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t this background super fabulous??? I just love flower and this cool background looks like it has texture and all.

I started with a Crushed Curry card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (4″ x 5-1/4″) and placed it in a box for spritzing. I punched out 2 flowers with the Daisy Punch using the thicker cardboard stuff that comes in a pack of Designer Paper. It’s that white backing piece! I used this because then I’m not wasting cardstock and it holds up well for doing multiples. The 2 punched daisies were glued together in the center and off set to create this full beautiful flower. I placed one flower up high and one down low and spritzed with Night of Navy (Night of Navy and Alcohol mixture 70 Proof or less). Now the background is complete and once it was dry, I added it to the card base.

White Daisy, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I tied some Night of Navy Crinkle Seam Binding around the center. For the centers of the flowers, I took a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock and spritzed with a little Daffodil Delight and a little Pumpkin Pie. Then I punched out the circles. I love how that little bit of spritzing adds so much to the center to make it come to life! For the greeting, I used the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the Pretty Label Punch. For that added layer of Crushed Curry to the greeting, I simply punched a second one and cut it in half, adding half to the top and half to the bottom.

My Video Tutorial below shows this all in action as well as a few “mistakes” or things that I didn’t think worked as well. Check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura
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Technique Tuesday – Brusho Baby Wipe!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means…..I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m showing your this fun Brusho Baby Wipe Technique. This idea came from my upline, Meg Loven! I knew I had to try it because she said it was a safe way to use Brusho and that’s all me! I prefer to have more control with my Brusho or technique than just tapping it on! If you want to see more samples using Brusho, check them out here, here, and here!

Brusho Baby Wipe, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love that funky background with the Converse looking shoes and awesome greeting! This card is great for tweens, teens, and adults!! I love it!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I cut two pieces of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″), one for the front and one for the inside to write on. For the technique, I took a baby wipe (wet) and tapped on some Brusho Crystal Colour. Right away the color starts to bleed all over. Then I just pressed the cardstock into the baby wipe to pick up the color. A full baby wipe of ink is not necessary, simple press the cardstock into the spot where the ink is as much or as little as you wish! This technique can be used on a few cards or until the baby wipe dries up, simply add more color. Actually you could always spray the baby wipe to moisten it again too! Once it was dry, I added it to the card front with Tear And Tape for a nice strong hold. I just prefer to know it’s going to stick really well and not come apart since water warps the paper.

Navy Converse Shoes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for the decorations, I cut a 2-1/2″ Night of Navy square and a 2-1/4″ Whisper White square. Then, I stamped the shoes from the Epic Celebrations Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Using the Dark Navy Stampin’ Blends Marker, I colored in the shoes. This was probably the hardest part as I was so afraid I would color the laces or the bottom on accident! 🙂 I added this piece to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Then I stamped the greeting from the same set in Night of Navy Ink. Using the Magical Mates Framelits, I die cut out the banner. Then I die cut another banner in Night of Navy and cut it in half. I added one half peaking out on the left and the other peaking out on the right. Layering with a single framelit or punch like this really makes them more useful and that makes me happy! 🙂 I added the greeting to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well!

Red Converse Shoes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Creating a Background Frame!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m showing you how creating a background frame for your focal point is super easy and fun to do!!!

Creating a Background Frame, www.LaurasStampPad.com

You all know how much I love flowers……I just can’t help myself!!! 🙂 This technique can be used for any type of card though and not just flowers! Simply sponge on the frame and add your focal point!

I started with a Soft Sky card base. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 3″ x 5-1/4″ for the focal point. Using the Lots of Labels Framelits, I die cut out one in some of the “cardboard” that comes with Designer Paper. That thicker piece with the paper pack details on it. This will hold up better for multiple uses and I’m not wasting cardstock! 🙂 I placed the reverse image (not the label) over the cardstock and added Soft Sky Ink with a Sponge Dauber! Just fill in to the desired color!

Next, I filled in with the greeting and flowers! Using Basic Gray Ink, I stamped the greeting from the Petal Palette Stamp Set and the flowers from the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set. Then I stamped the flowers in Elegant Eggplant Ink and stems in Garden Green Ink. The bow was stamped in Crushed Curry! Next, I layered this piece onto Elegant Eggplant which I tore both ends for some texture. Using the Copper Trim, I pulled it apart a bit and added a strip along the bottom. Then I took another piece and made a bow and attached it with some Mini Glue Dots! I added this focal point to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is almost over! It ends March 31st so be sure to stock up and get those items on your wish list now so you can take advantage of the freebies!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Eclipse Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have a fabulous technique to share today! This Eclipse Card is super fun and has a major WOW factor!!!

Eclipse Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love the subtle and double take effect you get with this card! There are also so many options for greetings with this as well!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I took a piece of the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (4″ x 5-1/4″) and I die cut the word “YOU” in the bottom. The Large Letters Framelits make this super fun and any words could be created!

Large Letter Framelits, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To keep the letters all lined up and it was easier to move all of them around together, I added some Post-It Note tape across them. After die cutting out the words from the designer paper, I die cut out Bermuda Bay cardstock 3 more times. I totally thought I would need 5 layers but 3 seemed to be plenty for that popped up look! Next, I adhered the designer series paper outline onto the card base making sure to add in the center of the “O”. All of this layer was flat on the card. Then I added all three layers of the cardstock letters in each spot like a puzzle. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the letters. It went fairly quickly. After the cardstock layers, I added the designer series die cut letter to the top layer. Perfect!!!

Stamping Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now that the focal point is complete, I needed to add the rest of the greeting and embellishments! Using the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set that ends in You, I stamped it on a piece of Whisper White. In order to omit the You, I inked it with a Bermuda Bay Marker. Next, I layered that piece on Pool Party cardstock and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture. I added some Whisper White Baker’s Twine around the top of the card because I felt like it needed a little more!

What word would you spell out with the letters? I need more fun ideas!!! Let me know in the comments below! Also, don’t forget that if you purchase the Large Letters Framelits before the end of the month, you will earn Sale-A-Bration items as well as Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and my Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Water Drops on Flowers!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means….I have a fabulous technique to share with you today! I’m going to show your how to add water drops on flowers to make it look even more real!!!

Water Drops on Flowers, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So you might not be able to see the drops of water very well….they are clear after all but look closely at the orange center of the yellow flower and a few spots on that purple flower. See that fabulous-ness which is subtle but a major WOW factor!!!

I started with a 3″ x 3″ square of the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. This size is perfect because you can get 12 squares from one sheet and it uses every inch! I love that! I colored this piece with the Stampin’ Blends Markers. This designer paper makes blending and shading super easy because the darker spots are where I used the dark marker and then I filled in and blended with the lighter marker. I have really fallen in love with Stampin’ Blends lately! Next, I used an Aqua Painter to splatter water over the flowers. Just drip or flick the water till you have the desired amount and then pour some Clear Embossing Powder over the top! Tap off the excess powder but be careful that if there are big drops of water to not make them drip. Then, I set the powder with the Heat Tool!

Water Droplets, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I layered this piece onto an Old Olive square and then to a Whisper White card base! The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink using the images from the Petal Palette Stamp Set! For a little texture, I added some Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon and Old Olive Enamel Shapes!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

 

Only a few more days left to earn the Fruit Basket Stamp Set for FREE with Laura’s Free Stamp Set of the Month with a $75 order (before tax and shipping)! Stay tuned for the reveal of the March Stamp Set later this week! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Heat Embossing with Water!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you and today we are heat embossing with water!!! Just splatter water all over and pour the powder on top!!!

Heat Embossing with Water, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I just love this stunning gold and purple card! It’s so wonderful…..just like the greeting says!

I started with a Whisper White card base. Then I took a piece of Elegant Eggplant measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and dripped/splattered water all over with an Aqua Painter! A good splatter can be done by tapping/hitting the Aqua Painter on your finger for that bump that makes the water fly. See the video tutorial below for that in action….I’m not sure how else to explain that. 🙂

Once the desired amount of water is on the cardstock, I poured Gold Embossing Powder over the top and the powder sticks to all the water spots. Using the Heat Tool, I melted the powder. The larger drops are full of water and you will notice the water wiggle below the powder when the heat tool blows it around. In order to not make the splatter drip or blow, I would apply the heat a little and then move to another spot and then come back again, repeating this a few times till everything was melted. I love watching the bubbles wiggle though. It’s so magical!

Golden Splatter, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After I set the powder with the Heat Tool, I added this piece to the card front and then added decoration. I used the Cake Soirée Stamp Set and coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (Bundle & Save 10%). The cake was stamped in Elegant Eggplant Ink onto Wisteria Wonder cardstock. I used Gold Foil Paper for the cake stand and bow! When adding it to the card front, I did the cake stand flat and the cake with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Using the Fine Tip Glue Pen, I added the bow to the top.

For the greeting, I stamped it from the Cake Soirée Stamp Set in Elegant Eggplant Ink and punched either side with the Pretty Label Punch for that cut little rounded edges. Using a Sponge Dauber, I brushed a little color on all of the edges and added this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I finished it off with some Gold Metallic Enamel Shapes on either end!!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Technique Tuesday – Perfect Tree Placement!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know what that means! I have a fabulous technique to share with you all today! Create the perfect tree placement from the In The Trees Stamp Set using the Stamparatus!!!

Perfect Tree Placement, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Doesn’t this scene just look so relaxing, peaceful, and Spring-like?? Oh how I am counting down the days till Spring (34 more days)!!!! Let’s get started on this beauty!

I started with a Crumb Cake card base! Next, I took a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ for all the stamping! I started with the trees, then the hammock, and finished with filling in with flowers and birds! All of the images were stamped in Memento Black Ink since I colored them in with the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers! I used the Stamparatus for the perfect placement on the trees and hammock. Stampin’ Up created the amazing notched hinges so we can move the stamp over. After stamping the first tree, I moved it over 2 full spots (into the 3rd spot over) which is the perfect spacing amount for the hammock to hang between them! How simple and cool is that?!?! I love it!!!

Spring Flowers & Trees, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the coloring on the tree, I did not color each individual leaf! Heck no do I have the patience for that. LOL I colored big spots with the dark Old Olive and then blended it all together with the light Old Olive for a little variation in color! The trunk was done in Crumb Cake and the hammock in Real Red! I colored the flowers with Old Olive and Daffodil Delight. Then I thought it needed some green grass. There is a grass stamp in the set but I went with use swiping some of the light Old Olive Marker across the bottom. The awesome thing is that there aren’t streaks like when using a marker! I loved how it turned out!

To finish off the card, I added this piece to the card front and added the greeting onto a strip of Real Red. For a little bit of texture, I tied some Linen Thread around the greeting and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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