Water Lifting Stamping Technique using Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird Stamp Set

Hello stamping friends. 

Today I have a technique card for you. I love how this one turned out, especially with all that texture behind the stamped panel. The stamp set featured today is the Free as a Bird stamp set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set with waterlifting technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Water Lifting Technique Instructions

I think this technique is officially called water lifting, but I also like to also refer to it as reverse watercolour, as instead of adding colour with our Water Painter Pens, we are removing it.

Here's how I created the stamped panel:

  1. I used a sponge brayer and a Misty Moonlight ink pad to create an ombre effect on the thick Whisper White cardstock I had cut with the Stitched Nested Framelits.
  2. I then stamped my image from the Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird stamp set in Jet Black Stazon over the brayered ink.
  3. The Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads are really reactive to water, so when you paint over the image with a Water Painter, it lifts the ink in that spot. I just kept on doing this in areas I wanted to lighten.

I have a video showing this technique. It features another card, but the technique is exactly the same.

I really love the edge effect you get with the diet cut Stitched Nested Shapes. They are a really versatile die set. 

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set with waterlifting technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the dies:

Stampin Up Stitched Nested Labels available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.I wanted to create lots of texture on this card, so I used the Subtles 3D embossing Folder on the Cumb Cake layer, and then added several different trims and embellishments under the stamped shape. You can link to all of these products in my online store, using the links at the end of the post. Here's what I have used:

  1. A strip of Misty Moonlight patterned DSP from the Flowers For Every Season paper pack
  2. A strip of Misty Moonlight Twill ribbon
  3. Two strips of Very Vanilla scalloped lace trim
  4. Some looped Braided Linen Trim
  5. Some wooden leaves from the In Good Taste Elements (love these for neutral embellishment and texture)

You can view a video showing how I attach looped ribbons to create texture on my projects HERE.

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set with waterlifting technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the Free as a Bird Stamp Set. 

Stampin Up Free as a Bird stamp set available in my online store in Australia. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony Birthday Card coloured with Stampin' Blends

Hey friends,

Back with a birthday card today, using the beautiful Prized Peony stamp set coloured with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin Up Prized Peony Coloured with Stampin Blends by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2020 Annual Catalogue

I didn't catch the light terribly well onto the card front on the full photo, so this one is probably a better indication of true colour.

Stampin Up Prized Peony Coloured with Stampin Blends by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2020 Annual Catalogue

I have use Purple Posy and Highland Heather combos for my Stampin' Blends colours and Crumb Cake for my base card and layers. Isn't that Dainty Diamonds embossing folder pretty?

I've also made a YouTube video to show you how I went about colouring the Peony. I hope you like it!

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Stampin' Up! Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends

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Just a quick card for you today, using Fancy Phrases stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2020 Annual Catalogue. I really like this stamp set for it's sketchy images and the range of great sentiments.

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Here's my card. I kept it pretty simple with just some Basic Grey patterns DSP, a Basic Grey sentiment and some adhesive rhinestones. My base card is Highland Heather.

Stampin Up Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have coloured the image with Stampin' Blends. Here's the colours I used:

  • Purple Posy Combo
  • Highland Heather Combo
  • Old Olive Combo

Stampin Up Fancy Phrases coloured with Stampin' Blends. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Hope you like today's card. You can buy the Fancy Phrases stamp set and any of the other products I have used today, in my Online Stampin' Up! store.

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Sponge brayered sky and moon with Stampin' Up! Mountain Air and Very Versailles Stamp Set

Hello stampers. Coming to you safely at home during the Melbourne curfew hours of 8pm to 5am. Honestly, today was so cold, there was no way I wanted to be outside anyway! It even snowed in the outer suburbs, and it was 7 degrees at 3.30pm in the afternoon. Brrrr.

Today's card was inspired by a photo I took in Rome last year, at dusk. I loved the colours of the sky so much I wanted to try and create a similar look using sponge brayers.

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Here's what I came up with. I added a moon in there too, and because I didn't have any stamps of the Rome skyline, I used the mountain scenery stamps from Mountain Air which I absoutely love and must play with again very soon.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've used the retired Purple Posy ink pad, as well as a combination of Petal Pink and Blushing Bride for the sky. For the other stamping I have used the Very Versaille stamp set and the Mountain Air stamp set, with Memento Black ink.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I have also used the Very Versailles stamp set for the sentiment (Stamped in Basic Grey), and some stamping from the same set on a strip of Purple Posy cardstock. The embellishments are from the Elegant Faceted Gems embellishment pack.

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I created the banner ends using the fabulous new Banners Pick a Punch, which punches two different banners in 3 different sizes, so it's really 6 punches in one! Great value and a huge timesaver for perfect banner ends every time. 

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Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. First up Very Versailles which is one I have used quite a bit.

Very Versailles stamp set Stampin' Up! Buy in Australia from my online store.

Here is Mountan Air. This is my first creation with this stamp set, but I can't wait to play some more. I have shown it here with the coordinating Majestic Mountain dies. This is one of the current bundles where if you purchase them together you will get 10% off.

Stampin Up Mountain Air Bundle. Buy in Australia from my online store.

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I'm really pleased how this card turned out. Hope you like it too. The sponge brayers are such a cool tool. If you have never used sponge brayers to combine colours before THIS VIDEO I created to go with one of my weekly tutorials, gives you a good run down of the technique to do the sky and moon (it is essentially the same card using different colours).

Brayered sky & moon technique. 2020 card uses Stampin' Up! Very Versailles and Mountain Air stamp sets. By Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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