Technique Tuesday – Black Ice Technique!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! Today, it is the Black Ice Technique which I learned from the fabulous stamper, Karla Endris!!! Thanks Karla for this fun technique!!!

Black Ice Technique, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This picture sure doesn’t do this card any justice because you need to rotate it to see the fun shine!!!

I started with a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and stamped the tin tile image on each corner. This is from the Country Home Stamp Set and I used Coastal Cabana Ink for that subtle look. Next, I took a piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper and lightly brushed Stazon Ink up and down the cardstock. Don’t be too heavy handed as you want it to look streaky and not solid. Then I stamped the flowers and pitcher from the Country Home Stamp Set in Stazon Ink and set it with the Heat Tool so it wouldn’t smear.

Flowers in a Kettle, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now it is time for the ice part of the Black Ice Technique. Simply press the VersaMark Ink all over the top of your image to coat the entire piece. Then add Clear Embossing Powder for all of it and set it with the heat tool. Now you have that glassy shine of your image! I finished it off by coloring with the Stampin’ Blends Markers and layering it onto Basic Black cardstock. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture, I added it to the card front!

Teal Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Here is another sample that I created using that same Country Home Stamp Set!

Brown Milk Pail, www.LaurasStampPad.com

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video 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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Stamping Perfect Corners!!!

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Have you ever wanted an image stamped in each corner of your greeting or project?? Today, I’m going to show you how stamping perfect corners is super easy!!!

Stamping Perfect Corners, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I am loving this greeting and it was super simple to create. Remember last week when I showed you Stamping In The Round??? We are going to use that same template for this card only this time, you just need to use the squares and not the diamonds on it!

I started with a Blackberry Bliss card base. Next, I took a piece of Tranquil Tide measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ to layer on top. First, I thought it looked too plain so I stamped on it with the greenery from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set in Tranquil Tide Ink. See the photo above. My husband said it looked too busy so I tried embossing it with the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder. See the photo below!

Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Next up, I layered on a piece of the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper measuring 4″ x 3″. I used this size so I could use up every inch of the fabulous paper! 🙂 I like to add this layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals when placing it on an embossed layer because I feel it is more secure in the grooves of the embossing. If you go the stamped route like the sample up top, you could layer it on with regular Snail Adhesive.

Fill The Season With Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Using a 2-1/2″ square, I placed it in my Stamparatus using the square template. Then  I stamped down the corner image in Sahara Sand Ink. After, I stamped, I rotated the cardstock around so a new corner was placed in the stamping spot and stamped it down. Once I had  all 4 corners stamped, I stamped the greeting in the center. All of these images are from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set. I layered this piece onto Blackberry Bliss.

Using the Tranquil Tide Mini Ruffled Ribbon, I flipped over the greeting and placed it along the top with a bit of a tail hanging off. I secured it in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals placed half on the ribbon, half on the cardstock. Then I looped it around and secured the middle section, made another loop and ran the the last piece across the bottom. Once you have it all set, add a few more dimensionals for good measure. After all they are on sale today and I love them so much! Then I added this piece to the card front!

Which One? www.LaurasStampPad.com

Which one do you like best – embossed or stamped Tranquil Tide layer?? Let me know in the comments below!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video 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 – Diagonal Opening Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! You all know that means I have  a fabulous technique to share. This one might not look cool at first but then when you open it you see the real magic. This diagonal opening card is super fun and the concept can be used for any occasion! Thank you to Margo Richardson for the amazing idea!

Diagonal Opening Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

At first, I started with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock. I cut it diagonally from corner to corner using the Stampin’ Trimmer. Be sure to take out the scoring blade and then the cutting blade will be able to cut all the way to the ends. Also, I recommend starting in the middle and pushing out so you don’t crinkle the corner tips. Now that you have a giant triangle, it’s time to score. Score from the corner over to 5-1/2 and up at 4-1/4″. This will create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ rectangle in the corner and two triangle flaps to fold over as the front of the card!

Triangle Card, www.LaurasStamppad.com

Now that we have the card base complete, it’s time to decorate. For the inside, I added a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped the greeting and flower from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. The greeting was done in Pacific Point Ink and the flower was Melon Mambo and Emerald Envy Ink. On the left hand side, I added a little piece of the leftover designer paper after cutting for the front of the card!

Roses, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the front of the card, I cut a piece of Pacific Point cardstock into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ rectangle and then I cut it diagonally from corner to corner. Making sure I had the piece positioned correctly for the card, I placed it into the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder. There is only one way the paper can go on the card. These weird sized triangles make that part a little tricky. Using a piece of the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper, I cut it into a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and cut it diagonally as well. The greeting was stamped in Pacific Point Ink from the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set. I inked it up and then stamped three times without going back to the ink for that ombre look. This piece was layered on to a scallop square of Silver Foil Paper. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to die cut it out. When placing the greeting on the front of the card, be sure to only add adhesive to the one corner/triangle so that it doesn’t seal the card closed! 🙂

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video 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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Template For The Stamparatus!!!

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After posting the wreath card on Tuesday using the Stamping In The Round Technique, I had lots of people request a template tutorial! I’m always happy to help you all out so here it is – a template for the Stamparatus!!!

Template For The Stamparatus, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This template I created on Stampin’ Up Grid Paper but you can also use just a piece of printer paper like the one below. First up, I found the center from both sides and created that cross line in purple. Next, I took a scrap piece of paper in a square and placed it in the center. You can start with whatever size of square you would like. This square is the size of cardstock you will be stamping on for your project. The one above is a 3″ square down to a 2-1/4″ square. Trace the square centered and then rotate it into a diamond and trace again.

Square Template, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After you create the first square centered and in a diamond, trim off a 1/4″ from the top and one of the sides. Line up the square template in the center and trace along the edges. Keep going until you have the smallest square you need.

That is how I created the template. I’m thinking I will laminate this so that it is protected from ink or ripping and I can use it over and over again. Check out the wreath card that I created using this template here! Also, stay tuned as I have another fabulous sample coming soon!

If you would like to see this all in action and what the template looks like, check out the video 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


Technique Tuesday – Stamping-In-The-Round!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!!! Today, I have a fabulous technique to share with you!!! I am showing off the Stamping-In-The-Round Technique with the Stamparatus!!! Some techniques like watercoloring come out different each time but this is one that comes out the same each time and  it’s fabulous!!! I got this technique from fellow stamper Joanne Cantrell.

Stampin-In-The-Round, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This card is just so fabulous and rather easy to create. I love the added bling with the Glimmer Paper. 🙂

I started with a Smoky Slate card base and added a piece of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper from the Joyous Noel Pack. The Glimmer Paper measures 2″ x 5-1/2″. Next, I took a Mossy Meadow 3-1/2″ square and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. After placing that down, I knew where I could stamp the greeting. I used Merry Merlot Ink and the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set.

Peaceful Noel Wreath, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Now for that fabulous wreath that I created using the Stamparatus. First I created a template with squares and diamonds in a 3″ square. I placed the Whisper White 3″ square on the template and then placed the greenery piece from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set on the edge. This is the start of the wreath. Using Mossy Meadow Ink, I stamped the first greenery piece. Then I rotated the square to the diamond template and stamped again. Continue rotating around and around until your wreath is complete. Next, I added a few holly berries in Merry Merlot. I found that it looked best to stamp them off to the side (on the white) so they would show up better. I added this to the card front and then tied a bow using the Copper & Merry Merlot Ribbon. Using Mini Glue Dots, I adhered the bow to the card front!

This technique is super handy for lots of different stamped images on corners or in a circle.

If you would like to see this all in action and what the template looks like, check out the video 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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Tin Tile Embossing Folder!!!

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Oh my goodness, my favorite product by far in the Holiday Mini Catalog is the Tin Tile Embossing Folder. It is just stunning on a project and looks amazing with foils!

Tin Tile Embossing Folder, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The intricate details in the folder are just amazing! I love all the texture and the elegant look! To me, this folder was meant to be for foil papers!!! It’s just stunning! As you can see I used different foils in the photo above. I even used this new Galvanized Metallic Paper!!! It’s like the perfect brushed silver look.

Copper & Champagne, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then I had some fun adding some black ink with a Sponge Dauber for a more rustic look. I really like the look on some of the foils and not so much on others.

Galvanized Metallic, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Galvanized Metallic looks super cool since it has that rustic look and a less shine and glitz.

Silver & Gold, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I kinda love this technique a bit! Of course some of them are darker and others are lighter. I simply rubbed some black on very quickly. I could always go back and add more or keep it light and dark for a more rustic look! Which one is your favorite?? Let me know in the comments below!

Check back tomorrow to see a sample using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder!!! Don’t have this folder in your collection yet, click the photo below to get it!!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video 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 – Duplicate-able Holiday Card!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique for you today! This one is a super easy duplicate-able holiday card. I know this time of the year can be super crazy but we still want to send out a card made with love. Also, there is nothing like a little stamping therapy! 🙂

Duplicate-able Holiday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This simple yet fabulous card with a little bit of bling is perfect for the Holiday Season! The other bonus to this card is that if you get them done early or late, it still applies because it says season. 🙂 Right?!?!?!

I started with the Suite Seasons Designer Washi Tape which has Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler and Real Red in it. Since Garden Green can be used with both reds, I used that as my card base. Then for the middle layer which is 4″ x 5-1/4″, I used Real Red or Cherry Cobbler based on which washi tape I used.

Filled with Happiness, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Whisper White layer measures 3-3/4″ x 5″. I added the Suite Season Designer Washi Tape on each of the pieces. I like to start in the middle and work my way out. This seems to work best for spacing. Typically I like to go at a bit of a diagonal with the washi tape as well. There is no way I am going to get it perfectly straight so why not just angle it on purpose!

Suite Season Designer Washi Tape, www.LaurasStampPad.com

There are lots of different color combinations that you can create with the 5 rolls of washit tape in this pack. Three of the rolls have a foil shine in them as well – copper, silver, and gold! I love the little bit of bling!

Holly, Jolly, and Bright, www.LaurasStampPad.com

For the greeting, I used the Pretty Label Punch and 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. The greetings are from the Joyous Noel Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog but you could use whatever greeting will fit in the punch! All of the greetings were stamped in Garden Green Ink. This way I could use them on both the red and cherry cards. I layered the punched pieces together and added it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals for a little bit of texture.

Washi Tape Holiday Card, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To finish off the cards, I added a few Rhinestones for some bling. Also, I used some of the Santa’s Workshop Enamel Shapes from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I was able to create a lot of cards in no time at all and with minimal supplies. I love that I could get different looks but not have to use tons of different products. This is perfect for making multiples. How many Christmas or Holiday cards do you make each year? Let me know in the comments below!

If you are loving this look and want to make these to send out to your family and friends, click the supplies listed below to get started!

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video 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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Last Video of Designer Paper!!!

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Hello everyone!!! Today, I’m sharing the last video of Designer Paper for the holidays!!! Many of them are from the Holiday Mini Catalog but the one today is actually from the Annual Catalog!!! You can check out all of the others by clicking here!

Last Video of Designer Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

So if you are anything like me, you didn’t even glance at this paper when it came out in the New Catalog in June. After all, it was the middle of summer and hot outside so winter and the holidays were not on your mind then. I don’t want you to miss out on this fabulous paper though no that reality has hit and winter and the holidays are around the corner. The pine cones and plaids are cute and cozy. Also, there are little deer which coordinates with the Dashing Deer Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog!

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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


Technique Tuesday – Stamping a Perfect Row!!!

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Happy Tuesday!!! That means I have a fabulous technique to share with you today!!! I am stamping a perfect row of vases today!!! No worries or panic that you will get them all straight or you have nailed it and now for the final vase and…..boo you messed up. The Stamparatus makes it quick and easy!

Stamping a Perfect Row, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I love the colors in this card. They are so bright and cheery and go so well together – Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry! First I’m going to start with a little set-up tutorial for the Stamparatus before getting into the full details of this card.

First, I lined up all three vase outlines on my cardstock spaced out and what seemed lined up straight. Then I shut the Stamparatus plate to pick up each of these vases. Using the grid lines on the clear plate, I made sure the vases were in fact straight and then I stamped a practice round onto scrap paper to verify. Next, I took the solid vases and placed them on the scrap stamp piece and then shut the other plate. Now I have my outlines on one plate and the solids on the other plate. When I decided to do the vases in different colors, I realized I couldn’t have them all on the same plate because it was difficult to get color on that middle vase without making a mess on the other 2. So I took the middle vase out and stamped that one by hand. Then I inked the other 2 vases with their colors and stamped them with the Stamparatus.

Keeping the vases in place, I flipped both Stamparatus plates over and stuck the scallop trim on one and the greeting on the other. Again I used a scrap piece of paper till I got it lined up correct. For the scallops, I placed the paper down, stamped, flipped the paper around, and stamped again. This gave me that top and bottom border.

Now for the card details. I started with a Coastal Cabana card base. Next, I worked on each of the focal points starting with the vases. Using a piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 3″, I placed it in my Stamparatus and stamped all 3 of the vase outlines from the Varied Vases Stamp Set in Memento Black Ink. Then I stamped the solid vases in Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Melon Mambo Ink. Next, I stamped the flowers in Memento Black and colored them in with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends.

Varied Vases, www.LaurasStampPad.com

To add a little more fun to this piece, I rounded 2 opposing corners with the Detailed Trio Punch and tied some Black Baker’s Twine around the left end. After tying the twine, I placed Stampin Dimensionals over it to secure it in place.

Next up is the greeting which was stamped on a 1″ strip. After stamping it in Coastal Cabana and Memento Black, I placed it on the card front and trimmed off the extra. This way I didn’t have to use such a small piece for stamping. Then I added the 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Impressions Designer Paper along the left edge. Finally, I added those fabulous vases with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some texture.

If you would like to see this all in action, check out the video 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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Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!!!

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Hello, stampers!!! The Holiday Mini Catalog officially started yesterday!!! I’ve been sharing lots of the Designer Series Papers so you can see them on a full scale. Today, I’m sharing the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper!!! This paper is just STUNNING!!!

Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, www.LaurasStampPad.com

The Holiday Mini Catalog is available now! So run and get this amazing paper NOW!!!! I know I’m a HUGE fan of flowers and anything floral patterned but this paper is stunning. It is printed on shimmery white paper so it has a nice shine all over it and the color combinations are perfect!!! I think it might be my favorite out of all of the papers in the Holiday Mini Catalog!

If you would like to check out all of the papers in the catalog on a full sheet scale, check out my YouTube Channel as I have/will be posting more of the Designer Series Paper Packs.

If you would like to see the full sheets of this fabulous paper, check out the video below or click here! I hope you found this super useful. 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