Laurel Burch

A Potpouri of Cards

Deer-3Hello fellow papercrafters!  Imagine my surprise when I glanced out my kitchen window to see two deer munching on my elm tree's leaves.  There is desert behind my back yard and neighbors have told me they had seen deer, but this was my first time.  They looked as surprised to see me and quickly hurried off.

New Product

AmodexHas this ever happened to you?  I was wearing a brand new (somewhat expensive) blouse and refilling a Copic marker – red of course.  The bottle slipped out of my hand and a drop of bright red ink flew across my table and landed right on my new blouse.  Permanent ink ... Yikes!  Oh I was so sad and mad… ugh!  What to do?  I took the shirt home, hung it in the closet and prayed something would occur to me that would take out the stain. 

Weeks later I got an email about a stain remover called Amodex.  That reminded me that years ago my good friend and fellow stamper Kathi had told me about this product.  I ordered Amodex and when it arrived I tried it on the shirt.  Miracles do happen!  Amodex took every bit of the ink out of the shirt.  Honestly – the red ink is gone without a trace!

Amodex is a totally eco-friendly ink and stain remover that works on all inks from ballpoint and gel to permanent markers. It will remove Stazon inks which you know are permanent inks.  The nontoxic formula is designed for use on clothing (including wool), carpeting, furniture, surfaces and skin.  It also removes food stains, grease, toner, blood and more.  Amodex is soap and will not harm surfaces or the environment. 

Every stamper has ink stains on their clothes and Amodex is the answer.  Watch this video that shows Amodex in action for crafters then come to The Stamp Act for this great product!  It should be in stock in a few weeks, but you can reserve your 1 ounce bottle now for $8.49 or get a trial size towlette for only $1.49.

More Laurel Burch Cards

Speaking of my friend Kathi, she is also my sales rep and she recently sent me some beautiful samples of Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps. Her coloring is really stunning IRL so be sure to stop in and see them for yourself.

For this card Kathi embossed the image in gold so the giraffes actually sparkle.  So pretty! GiraffesGiraffes – Stampendous stamp by Laurel Burch Giraffes; gold embossing powder; Kuretake Clean Color Brush Markers; card by Kathi Anderson

Love this background!  It's a new die from Impression Obsession!  This colorful bird looks right at home! ToucanToucan – Stampendous stamp by Laurel Burch Toucan; Impression Obsession die Chevron Adapt a Background; Copic Markers; card by Kathi Anderson

This stamp is Rainbow Safari which is a perfect name for the colorful zebra! Zebra-ElephantRainbow Safari – Stampendous stamp by Laurel Burch Rainbow Safari; Copic Markers; card by Kathi Anderson

Another IO background that is perfect for the big whale!
WhaleWhale – Stampendous stamps Stylized Whale and Whale of a Time; Impression Obsession die Wave Adapt a Background; Copic Markers

Thanks Kathi for being so generous and sharing your talents with us!

Potpouri of Cards

Today's blog also brings you a variety of different cards from funny to serious.  I made this first card for my neice who is a veterinarian in a very large practice in Las Vegas.  She recently told me that she spends a lot of time trying to please customers who argue with her about the fees they charge for treating pets.  I felt so sorry for her being placed in such an uncomfortable position.  I think this card will make her laugh and remind her how hard it is to please everyone.

The Taylored Expressions Little Bit dies are so cute and Impression Obsession's sentiment is perfect!

NutellaNutella – Taylored Expressions Little Bit dies PB&J, Spare Parts, Mason Jar and Silverware; Impression Obsession stamp Nutella

Yummy!  My good friend always brings me a chocolate chip cookie from Starbucks.  I had to make her a thank you card starring Mr. Cookie himself!Milk-and-CookiesMilk and Cookies – Taylored Expressions dies Color Blocking Mini, Little Bit dies Cookie, Milk Bottle and Spare Parts; Impression Obsession die Typewriter Alphabet U/C

Yippee!  Here's a great card for a birthday, graduation, promotion or other special occasion!  Qucik and easy! Yippee Yippee – Waffle Flower die Yippee; Impression Obsession die Yeah; design inspired by Waffle Flower

Harriet recently showed me a darling card she made with the Giraffe Trio die and giraffe-patterned washi tape.  I had to steal her idea and make this cute birthday card.  The little Dancing Moneky adds a cute touch!

Giraffe-Trio-BdayGiraffe Trio Birthday – Poppystamps dies Giraffe Trio, Dancing Monkey and Birthday Background; Doodlebug washi tape

This new Sunflower die from Impression Obsession makes a stunning summer card.Sunflowers Sunflowers – Impression Obsession dies Sunflower Background, 6-in-1 Rectangle Frame, All in One Rectangle Frames and Edgers Everyday; design inspired by Kittie Caracciolo

Here are two sympathy cards both starring the beautiful Dogwood Corner die from Poppystamps.Dogwood-Corner-Sympathy-2Dogwood Corner 2 – Poppystamps die Dogwood Corner; Elizabeth Crafts die With Sympathy; Taylored Expressions embossing folders Dotted Lattice and Leafy Vines

Dogwood-Corner-Sympathy-3Dogwood Corner 3 – Poppystamps die Dogwood Corner; Impression Obsession die With Sympathy; Memory Box dies Cascadia and Leavenworth Butterflies; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Dotted Lattice

The next two cards demonstrate ways to create easy textured backgrounds.  I created the background on the  Feathers card by embossing the Taylored Expressions Southwest background die using the rubber mat in my Vagabond die cutting machine.  Embossing dies is a great way to stretch your dies.  If you haven't embossed in a while, please "google" embossing on your particular machine so you can make sure you know the proper "sandwich" to run through.  NEVER force your sandwich through your machine -- you will regret it!  Ask me how I know!!!FeathersFeathers – Impression Obsession die Feathers; Taylored Expressions die Southwest Background; My Favorite Things die Arrows; Tim Holtz die set Adventure words

For the next card I again embossed, this time using a plastic stencil.  Be sure to double click on the photo to see the background.  When you are embossing a die or a stencil you may need to use a few quarter cards of cardstock to shim the sandwich to get a deep impression.Budding-Peony-Thanks-BuncheBudding Peony – Memory Box die Budding Peony; Impression Obsession dies Vases and Edgers Everyday; Memory Box stencil Garden Peony

Love this next card!  I used the new Sitting Pretty sets from Taylored Expressions.  I gave this card to a friend who refuses to disclose her birthday! 29-BirthdayInside the card:

29-Birthday-inside 29 Again – Taylored Expressions dies Sitting Pretty, Sitting Pretty Accessories and Mini Caps Alpha & #’s; design inspired Jean Manis

A quick birthday card using the ice cream cone die set in a little different way.Ice-Cream-Cone-BirthdayIce Cream Cone Birthday – Impression Obsession die Ice Cream Cone set; Taylored Expressions embossing folder Burlap; TE dies Open Scalloped Border and Little Bits Cupcake; Stampendous clear stamp set Birthday Assortment

I hope today's blog has inspired you to stop by The Stamp Act and try something new.  We have a lot to share with you so come on in!  Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!


Cards with Laurel Burch stamps

Hello friends.  Today I will share with you some finished samples using the new Laurel Burch stamps.  I will admit the coloring was challenging and I found that my third sample was usually much better than my first two.  My friend Jane Smith created two of the cards (as noted) and we both used Copic markers.  I love the stamps and found that once I had selected the colors to use, I enjoyed coloring the images and seeing them come alive.

Whiskers-Jane Whiskers – Stampendous stamp Laurel Burch Whiskers; card by Jane Smith

Hummingbird-Polly-2 Hummingbird – Stampendous stamps Laurel Burch Hummingbird Blossom and Laurel Burch Floral Reflections

Wild-Horses-Polly Wild Horses – Stampendous stamp Laurel Burch Wild Horses

Aquatic-Horses Aquatic Horses – Stampendous stamp Laurel Burch Aquatic Horses; Waffle Flower die Tribal Pattern

Floral-VaseFloral Vase – Stampendous stamps Laurel Burch Floral Vase and Laurel Burch Floral Reflections  Cat-with-bird-JaneBlossoming Feline – Stampendous stamp Laurel Burch Blossoming Feline

New Laurel Burch stamps and dies!

We have several new Laurel Burch stamps and dies in stock.  Let me share them with you!

Blossoms-StampsLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp set Blossoms, $13.29
Blossoms-DiesLaurel Burch die set Blossoms, $19.99Dog-Park-StampsLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp set Dog Park, $13.29

Dog-Park-DiesLaurel Burch die set Dog Park, $19.99  Kindred-SpiritsLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Kindred Souls, $7.99
Kindred-SpiritsLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Giraffes, $7.79

Toucan Laurel Burch cling-mount stamp Toucan, $6.29

Fish-Wishes-clear-setLaurel Burch clear stamp set Fish Wishes, $6.29

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  We have lots of new goodies in stock so stop in and shop soon.  Happy papercrafting!

 


Introducing Laurel Burch Stamps

LB_Intro_1Artist Laurel Burch’s images remind us of the world of the spirit and are particularly appealing to those of us living in the southwest.  Now Stampendous Rubber Stamps has translated her magical, whimsical images into beautiful rubber stamps that give you the freedom to express your own spirit through vibrant colors.

Artist Laurel Burch used a brilliant palette of carefully blended colors to achieve her incredibly luminous artwork. You can enjoy the same results with our terrific Copic Marker Coloring Guide.  For coloring suggestions, download Laurel’s preferred color palette HERE.

When you go to the link above, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and watch the video of Fran Seiford (owner of Stampendous Rubber Stamps) introducing Laurel Burch stamps.

Here are the images that I have ordered.  They should be in stock in a week or so but you can reserve yours now by calling Polly at 915-833-9500 or email to hellopolly@aol.com.

Floral-VaseLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Floral Vase, $8.99

Floral-VaseLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Blossoming Feline, $7.99

Floral-VaseLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Feline Friend, $5.79

Floral-VaseLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Aquatic Horses, $8.99

Floral-VaseLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Feline Face, $5.79

Floral-VaseLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Hummingbird Blossom, $8.99

LB-FLoral-ReflectionsLaurel Burch clear stamp set Floral Reflections, $16.59

Wild-HorsesLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Wild Horses, $8.99

Wild-HorsesLaurel Burch cling-mount stamp Whiskers, $8.99

These Laurel Burch stamps will coordinate beautifully with our new Southwestern stamps and dies from Waffle Flower.

Die-Tribal-PatternWaffle Flower Tribal Pattern die $29.99 (5.5" x 4.25")

Stamp-Tribal-BearWaffle Flower clear stamp set Tribal Bear, $15.99

Die-Tribal-BearWaffle Flower Die Tribal Bear, $15.99

Die-Paper-Cut-AlphaWaffle Flower Die Paper Cut Alphabet, $35.99

 Please go to our What's New Page to see more Stampendous stamps and more Waffle Flower stamps and dies.  Our store is stocked with new merchandise and we invite you to shop here soon.  Keeping a local papercrafting source with a wide variety of merchandise, advice and expertise depends on you shopping locally.  The Stamp Act cannot stay open without you.  Thanks.