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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Myths & Magic Suite!!!

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Oh My Goodness!!! I first saw the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Mini Catalog and thought I need that for making cards for the kids I send cards too! Well I fell super in love and feel like these cards are great for kids and adults…..even better!!! I’ll be sharing samples with this Suite over the next week or so so stay tuned (or get a sneak peak in the video below)!

Unicorns & Rainbows, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

Do you believe in unicorns?? You should now! Look at this beauty! I did play with a few other options for clouds in stamp class. Plain white clouds, white clouds with Wink of Stella and the iridescent glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper Pack….I love them all!

I started with a Pumpkin Pie card base. Next, I took a piece of Soft Sky measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″ to layer on all of the decorations. For the greeting, I stamped it in Bermuda Bay Ink from the Magical Day Stamp Set. Then I punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch and added it to the upper left corner! Next, I added the rainbow from the Rainbow Builder Framelits. I only used 4 colors (Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Pumpkin Pie) for my rainbow, omitting the smallest and two largest! This is all personal preference. I picked these colors because I used them for the Unicorn hair with my Stampin’ Blends. I just added some Snail in a rainbow curve and placed each color on top but the Fine Tip Glue Pen would also work!

Myths & Magic Suite, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next, I added my unicorn before filling in with clouds. For the unicorn, I stamped her in Memento Black Ink from the Magical Day Stamp Set and then die cut her out with the coordinating Magical Mates Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Using the Stampin’ Blends, I colored the hair of the unicorn and then added her to the card front. To finish it off, I filled in with clouds on the rainbow and around the card. For the clouds, there are lots of options…..Soft Sky, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper, and adding Wink of Stella! If you need to cut a large cloud, simply use the other part in another spot! The small cloud on the bottom is a die for a half cloud!

If you would like to see this all in action and other samples using this Suite, 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!!!

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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!

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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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Sponging Over Petal Passion Designer Paper!!!

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You all know how I love black and white with a pop of color! Well check out this fabulous card where I did some sponging over Petal Passion Designer Paper!! It takes the plain black and white paper to a whole new level. The best part is that its super simple to do and you can pick any color you want!

Sponging Over Petal Passion Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card uses lots of fun Sale-A-Bration items like the Shimmer Ribbon and the Happy Wishes Stamp Set! Getting items for free to create amazing cards like this one makes it even more fun!!!

I started with a Pool Party card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″! Next, I took a piece of Petal Passion Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. This is a perfect measurement because then I can use every piece of the 12″ x 12″ sheet! I love that!!! Using a Sponge Brayer and Pool Party Ink Pad, I added color to the Designer Series Paper. Remember that when using the Sponge Brayer to lightly go over in the ink pad and then back and forth on the paper. Pressing harder on the ink pad doesn’t make it pick up more color. If a darker look is what you are going for, just have patience (I know, I don’t do that well either) and keep going back and forth until the desired look is achieved!

Now it’s time to assemble the card! I stamped the greeting from the Happy Wishes Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink onto Whisper White measuring 2-1/2″ x 4″. The greeting was added to the top portion of the card front and the designer paper on the bottom portion. Then I added some Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration Pack around the center overlap of papers! Using the Layering Circles Framelits, I die cut out a Whisper White and Pool Party circle. I stamped the rest of the greeting on the circle and added them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals! There are so many different greeting options in this stamp set that there is something for every occasion.

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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Beautiful Shining Rainbow!!!

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I love bright colors and seeing the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle made me super happy! This beautiful shining rainbow card is what I created for our Baby Shower Thank You Notes and I’m in love!!!

Beautiful Shining Rainbow, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Isn’t it just precious??? I am loving how they turned out!!!

I started with a Whisper White card base and then I layered on a piece of Soft Sky measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. Next, I took a piece of Whisper White (3-3/4″ x 5″) and did all of the stamping!!! I used the Sunshine & Rainbows Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog for the sun and rainbow. The greeting is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set! Since I was making multiples I did these cards in an assembly line and each piece in a section. First, I stamped the greetings in Basic Black Ink and the sun in Crushed Curry Ink. Then, using the Stamparatus, I got started on the rainbows!!! I did 2 of the…….rays? bows?…..colors at a time. I started with smallest ones first and I’m not sure if it really would have mattered whether I started with the smallest or largest!

Baby Thank You Notes, www.LaurasStampPad.com

A few tips for the Stamparatus that I want to share since I used it a lot and over and over. I put one color on the platform at the top and one at the side. Making sure I didn’t get the colors mixed up, I tried to keep one ink pad to the left and one to the right. Most of this stamping was done while watching the Olympics so I had my husband help me out. He inked up one of the rainbow rays while I did the other one and it went much faster!

While there is not a problem with getting ink all over the platform and having that end up on your cardstock, it is a problem with getting it on the magnets. I realized that when I stamped down and ink got onto the magnet, then it got onto my hand when I moved the magnet off the cardstock. This resulted in a nice red fingerprint on one of the cards. That card just has a few more clouds on it! 😉

Rainbow Glimmer Clouds, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the card, I added the clouds that were die cut using the coordinating Rainbow Builder Framelits (Bundle & Save 10%). Some of the clouds I did in Soft Sky cardstock and some I did with the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper! I’m not sure sure which I like better. Some of the clouds got a little shimmer from the Wink of Stella Pen as well! Let me know which one you would use in the comments below!!! Also, the little heart in the greeting was punched out with Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and added with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Thank You Note & Envelope, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I added a little sun to the envelope as well!!! I was super excited with how they turned out and can’t wait to use them!

If you would like to see this all in action and my tips and tricks, 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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Brusho Background With Banners!!!

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This card uses lots of fun new stuff from the Occasions Mini Catalog! The Brusho Background is super fun and colorful and then those perfectly placed banners with the Stamparatus!!! Love it!

Brusho Background, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I started with a Whisper White card base. Next, I took a piece of Watercolor Paper (3″ x 5-1/4″) and brushed some water over it as a base with the Aqua Painter. Then I tapped on some Brusho Crystal Colour and mixed it and brushed it side to side with the Aqua Painter. I would recommend adding just a bit of color because it is easier to add more than it is to take some off when it’s too dark. A little bit goes a long way with Brusho as well. It’s super vibrant! If you have no patience (like me), drying it with the Heat Tool really speeds things up, otherwise just set it aside to dry.

Once it is dry, I placed this piece in my Stamparatus and added the banners from the In The Trees Stamp Set. Using the Stamparatus, for that perfect swag/ I just love how the hinges of the Stamparatus make it so easy to go down the cardstock. I did one swag 3 times skipping a hinge each time and then rotated the image the other direction and stamped twice! Next, I added this to a piece of Real Red cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″) down the center. Since it is Watercolor Paper and tends to curl, I like to use Tear And Tape for a nice strong, secure hold onto my cardstock. Using the Pick A Pattern Washi Tape pack, I added a little strip to either side of the Watercolor Paper and then added this to the card front!

Sequin Greeting, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I stamped it from the In The Trees Stamp Set by stamping the happy first, cleaning it, and then the birthday. Next, I punched it out with the NEW 1/8″ and 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punches. Then I laid some Silver Sequin Trim on the back in a “S” shape and secured it with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added this piece to the card front and using the Fine Tip Glue Pen to add a few loose sequins!

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!!!

Stay tuned as I have played with a few other colors with this and I’ll be sure to share those soon! What color would you use?? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you pre-ordered the Stamparatus back in November (during the first opening), you should have received an email yesterday to finalize your order. I’m so excited to start getting these things in your hands. For those in the 2nd pre-order period, yours are coming real soon!!!

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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40 Day Card Challenge!!!

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Join me in this 40 Day Card Challenge!!! I will be sending out a card each day for the next 40 days!!! I got this idea from a fellow stamper in our group, Katie Senkarik! I’m so excited and  a little bit nervous.

40 Day Card Challenge, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is my first set of cards going in the mail!!! These are Valentine’s and Thinking of You to friends and family of mine!!! I’m so excited for this push to brighten others days for 40 days…..maybe it will last longer than that too! 🙂 We all know how much a simple card or happy mail can impact someone’s day! Spread the love!!!!

If you are thinking that you don’t know 40 people to send cards too, here are some suggestions!!!!

~Parents, Grandparents, Children

~Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

~Old school and college friends, as well as New Friends

~Someone in your Church, Mom’s Group, Quilting Group, Stamp Group, etc.

~Your favorite teacher or family friend who you remember spending lots of time with in the past and/or present

~That person on Facebook that asked for prayers or mentioned they got a new job

~Someone who might be struggling with a rough week at work

~Someone who has been sick recently or dealing with sick children or a sick elderly parent

~A person you haven’t spoken to in weeks, months, or even years

Sending a card to just about anyone would be amazing for that person but also for you! I know that when I send a card, I pop it in the mailbox with a smile on my face, thinking I hope this makes them smile as well!

I hope that you will join me in this challenge and you can follow along as I will be posting on my Instagram, Facebook, and on here to keep held accountable. If you would like to keep me updated on your progress, be sure to let me know in the comments below, on social media, or with the #40DayChallege. Together we can all make a difference!!!

Check out my little Video Tutorial about this Challenge below or click here! There is also a little Bump Picture in there too for those who want to see how big little Ziggy is getting. 🙂 Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up if you liked it and be sure to subscribe if you are new!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


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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