Reverse watercolour technique with Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

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Today I have a technique I am not even sure of the proper name for (if there is even one), but which is simple and hardly needs any supplies for, so I wanted to show you. I'm going to call it reverse watercolouring.

Celebrate Sunflowers sponge brayered background with reverse watercolouring technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia. Video on blog post.

Here's the video tutorial I made to demonstrate this technique and card.

I'm really loving the colour Bumble Bee. It's such a vibrant yellow, but also warm and welcoming.

Celebrate Sunflowers sponge brayered background with reverse watercolouring technique. 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia. Video on blog post.

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Stampin' Up! Zany Zebras stamp set

I'm brighetning things up a notch or two today, with a super bright birthday card featuring the new Zany Zebra Stamp Set from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 

Zany Zebras party animal

My colours are Magenta Madness, Basic Black and Whisper White, and I have added a layer of silver foil cardstock in there too. The punch sizes to cut out the circles were 2 and 1/4" and 1 and 1/2".

This is a great stamp set for teens and kids too. Here's a softer version.

Sany Zebra embossed on watercolour wash

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Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Blog Hop: Seaside Spray

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Tonight the Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Crew are playing with Seaside Spray, a beautiful soft blue which was introduced as a new 2019-2021 InColour in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

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I have used two of my favourite new products in the catalogue for today's card: Beautiful Friendship stamp set and Detailed Bands Dies. Beautiful Friendship is such a great stamp set for creating floral backgrounds.

Stampin Up Beutiful Friendship stamp set and Detailed Bands dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here is the colour combination I have used for my background stamping.

Stampin Up 2019 color / colour combination using Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, Purple Posy, {ear Pizazz and Flirty Flamingo. Click through for project using these colours.

I love the new Detailed Bands dies as they contain decorative elements to use with sentiments to add WOW to your card.

Stampin Up Beutiful Friendship stamp set and Detailed Bands dies. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at these two gorgeous products. The Detailed Bands dies also can be purchased in a bundle with Band Together stamp set for a 10% discount (see the product links below). Here is the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.

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Stampin Up 2019 Annual Catalogue/ Catalogi Detailed Bands dies . Available in my online store in Australia and https://clairedaly.typepad.com (and click shop now in right column).

Now it's time to head over to Catherine Proctors blog and check out what the Colour Creations crew have been able to create with Seaside Spray.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a fabulous and crafty week.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree with Brusho Micropowders

Today I decided to show you another card with Brusho, this time a sympathy or get well card using Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree. I have used the Gamboge pot of Brusho for this card.

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I really love the effect I got with the Brusho as a bright sky or sunset. I am not sure how that small circular gap happened but I quite like that it did, as it kind of looks like a sun or moon. I did the Brusho piece first (again just sprinkling Brusho onto the watercolor paper which I had sprayed a few times with a water mister). When that was dry, I over stamped the Brusho with the the image from Lovely as Tree stamp set using Early Espresso ink. My greeting is from Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I have used  the 1 3/4" circle punch for the greeting and then cut a 2" circle from Copper Foil Cardstock to mat it (I used the Circle Layering Framelits for this step). I carried the Copper Foil Cardstock mat to the stamped image too, and the base card is just Early Espresso.

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Have fun playing with Brusho.

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Stampin' Up! Graceful Garden with some vintage inspired texture.

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This week I was lucky enough to attend the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, which is a really fabulous floral, backyard and landscape gardening show in Melbourne. Seeing all the beautiful floral displays motivated me to come home and finish this card I had started at a friends last Monday.

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This stamp set is called Gracious Garden and it's from the 2017 Annual Catalogue. I hadn't played with it before, but now I really love it! I coloured it with the Stampin' Blends (light and dark Pink Pirouette, light and dark Old Olive and light Rich Razzleberry). I then fussy cut the image and adhered both the stamped image and stamped rectangle using Dimensionals.

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I have used the debossed side of the Garden Trellis embossing folder (I really like how this pattern coordinates with the background pattern in the Gracious Garden stamp set. My greeting is from Cake Soiree stamp set and I have stamped in Early Espresso and cut the greeting out with a 1" Circle Punch. A bit of lace tied around the stem and a White Lace Doily finishes off my card.

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