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.

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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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Reverse watercolour technique with Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers

Hey there,

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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The NEW August to December Mini Catalogue (previously called the Holiday Catalogue) launches next month to customers. If you are new to Stampin' Up! or don't have a regular demonstrator already, you can request a copy HERE (if you are a regular customer of mine you are already on the list and your copy is in the mail.

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The Bonus Days promotion is on again in July, so between July 1st and August 3rd you can earn a $9 bonus days coupon with each $90 in one transaction (before post), which you can then use for shopping in August. All the details HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Prized Peony with a Video Tutorial

Hello lovely friends,

It's good to be back. Thanks for being patient while I settled my teens back into 'real' school following home schooling and got the family back into some type of routine. It's been so hard to have routine for any length of time this year hasn't it? 2020 has been quite the year so far. I hope you and your family are safe and well.

Today I wanted to blog one of my subscriber tutorial cards so I can pin it onto Pinterest boards. The Prized Peony set is a beautiful NEW Stampin' Up! stamp set and bundle from the 2020 Annual Catalogue.

Video Tutorial Prized Peony Watercolouring. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a look at this beautiful Prized Peony stamp set (Find it HERE in my online store).

Prized Peony stamp set by Stampin' Up! . Buy online in Australia.

I wanted to colour it in a really vintage way, so a bit messy with lots of variation in colour, and some ink splatters. I created a video to show you how I did the colouring.

This type of watercolouring won't be for everyone, but I personally love how it turned out, and like having no dark lines from stamping the image.

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Here's the colour combination I used:

Stampin Up Colour combination: Rococo Rose. Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Rich Razzleberry, Gray Granite

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The brand new 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue has just launched to customers. Click HERE to see how you can get one for free. 

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Stampin' Up! Argyle Golf Fathers Day Card using the Country Club Suite

Hello stampers,

Today I have a golf themed Fathers Day card for you. This card feautres Stampin' Up! products from the golf-themed Country Club Suite, which debuted in the 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Golf themed  fathers day card 2020 using Country Club suite. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This Country Club Suite suite is perfect for the males in your life, especially golfers! The suite comprises a 12x12 Designer Series Paper Pack, a stamp set and coordinating dies, coordinating twine, some very cute wood golf elements, and an Argyle 3D embossing folder. Unfotunately these products (with the exception of the Argyle 3D embossing folder) are now retiring, which means they are only available until June 2nd (or earlier if sold out). View the Country Club suite HERE in my Online Store to check if there are any you want before they sell out.

For this card, I have used the inked embossing technique to create a two tone effect on the embossing folder (just brayer ink on the debossed side of the folder before you place the cardstock in and put it through your embossing machine. I used Night of Navy ink and Seaside Spray cardstock for this one.

Golf themed  fathers day card 2020 using Country Club suite. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How cute are the embellishments in this suite? The wood veneer coordinates with the look of the suite perfectly, and they just all come together really well with the stamp set and dies.

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Here's another card I made using this product suite in January.

Golf themed  birthday card 2020 using Country Club suite. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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May Creative Eight Wow PDF Tutorial Package

It's the start of another month, so we have another Art With Heart Team Creative 8 Tutorial Package for you. This is a set of 8 tutorials using current Stampin' Up! products, which are a mix of techniques, fun fold cards, 3D items and cards using embossing folders. If you are after step by step instructions for some WOW projects, this will be great for you.

There are 2 ways you can get hold of May's tutorial package:

  1. You can get it free when you place a minimim $50 order with me during May (either online, or by phone or email - see three ways to order HERE); or
  2. You can buy the tutorial from anywhere in the world that has PayPal for just $15AUD (which is currently $9.60 USD). Purchase button is HERE on my tutorial page, along with the previous month's tutorial packages.

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Last Chance / Retiring Products 

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Still lots of great bargains available in the retiring products lists, with discounts up to 60% off. These products are only available while stocks last, or until June 2nd.

View the retiring products lists in the online store 

 

Use the monthly Host Code with any online orders and receive a free gift from me midway through June.

May Host CodeThanks for checking in today. See you back here again soon.

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