Stampin' Up! Mountain Air stamp set with ink blending for the sky and moon.

Today I have another version on an ink blended card I showed you last month. This one has different colours and I really like how they work together. It uses the Stampin' Up! Mountain Air stamp set from the 2020 Annual Catalogue and I have used Stampin' Up! sponge brayers to create the ink blending effect. There's also a bit of the Very Versailes Stamp Set in there, again from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Mountain Air and Very Versailles stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I've created a video to show you how I achieved the ink blending and moon on this one.

I just love the Stampin' Up! Sponge Brayers for ink blending. They are really affordable and for just $14, you get two handles and 4 replaceable sponge heads.

Stampin Up Sponge Brayers. Available in my online store in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My colours for the brayering are Rich Razzleberry, Mango Melody and So Saffron. My base card is Crumb Cake, and I added a thin mat of Basic Black around the stamped layer.

Stampin Up Mountain Air and Very Versailles stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To embellish my card, I have used Gilded Gems.  My sentiment and the stamping on the banner under the sentiment, are both from Very Versailles stamp set. I also used this for the leaves and branches at the top of the card.

Stampin Up Mountain Air and Very Versailles stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

 

Here's a closer look at the two stamp sets I have used today. First up, Very Versailles.Stampin Up Very Versailles stamp set. Available in my online store in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Then Mountain Air. This stamp set also has coordinating dies, and you can also stamp the solid for each mountain range shape using the reverse of the stamps. It's a fabulous set.

Stampin Up Mountain Air stamp set. Available in my online store in Australia from Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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

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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! Inked Embossing Folder Technique Video

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Today I have a Stampin' Up! technique video to share with you. It is a simple but really effective technique called Inked Embossing Folders. I have used the technique to create this birthday card using the Dandelions 3D embossing folder from the 2020-21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Inked Embossing Folder Technique Video by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Uses Dandelions Embossing Folder 2020.

In the video I have also used two other embossing folders, to show different effects you can get. The other folders I used were the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder, and the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder. Stay tuned for some Stampin' Up! card ideas using those folders in the coming week.

To finish my card, I slightly offset a piece of Purple Posy cardstock, as the second layer on the Crumb Cake base card. I then added the Seaside Spray embossed piece on top.

Stampin Up Inked Embossing Folder Technique Video by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Uses Dandelions Embossing Folder 2020.

I have added lots of texture (like I like to do) by trimming some Purple Posy scalloped linen trim and some Very Vanilla scalloped lace horizontally. I also added a double layer of linen thread and tied a bow.

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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. 

Stampin Up Banner Pick a Punch. Buy in Australia from my online store.

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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Ink Blending with Stampin Up Sponge Brayers and reverse watercolour technique with Celebrate Sunflowers

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Today I am going to show you how to use Stampin' Up! Spronge Brayers for ink blending to create an ombre background (and they are only great value, $14 for 4 heads and 2 handles). I also have another  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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