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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Prized Peony stamp set and the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch, with a new video.

Hello friends. Today we are playing with the Peony Garden product suite and I have also incorporated my fave new punch from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch.

Peony Garden | Prized Peony 2020 Stampin' Up! card with video by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's lots of layers and textures in this one! Here are the measurements of the layers I have used:

  • Base card is a 14cm x 14cm Blushing Bride card
  • Layer 2 is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock 13.5cm square, which I have embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (see links at end of post) which is attached with Stampin' Seal.
  • Layer 3 is a piece of the Gray Granite DSP 11.5cm squared. This acts as a mat to layer 4 (attached with Stampin' Seal), and that combined layer is attached to layer 2 with Dimensionals.
  • Layer 4 is a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock 11cm square, and I have arranged punched Peony Garden DSP over the cardstock, leaving a small gap between each one to show the punched edges and colour through (see picture below which shows how I arranged the punched shapes).
  • Layer 5 is a 7cm square piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, which acts as a mat to Layer 6 (adhered with Stampin' Seal). That combined layer is attached to layer 4 using Dimensionals.
  • Layer 6 is a 6.6cm square piece of Shimmery White cardstock and the sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite.
  • Layer 7 is lots of looped ribbon and trim for texture (see the video below); and finally
  • Level 8 is the single peony stamp from Prized Peony Stamp Set . I embossed it in white, and added a wash of Blushing Bride with my Water Painters, and then added some additional shading with Rococo Rose.

Stampin Up Prized Peony stamp set 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's a look at how I did the Rectangle Postage Stamp arrangement. I arranged them on the corder of a piece of A4 cardstock so some would be overlapping the edges and be a straight cut when I trimmed this piece to size.

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If you are relatively new to cardmaking, and would like to see how I have used and attached the ribbons and trims for added texture, I have created a short video for you.

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Claire


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.

Prized Peony stamp set Stampin Up. Watercoloured (video tutorial), Claire Daly | 2020 | Stampin Up Dempnstrator, Melbourne Australia

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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Claire

 

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Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin' Up! Parisian Flourish embossing folder

Hello crafters.

A few weeks ago I made a card front faux patina piece for one of my subscriber only Make it With Claire free weekly tutorials (if you missed this one and would like it, there's instructions at the end of the catalogue how to get it).

I had half the panel piece left over, so I made another card using some bits and pieces from the Ornate Border Dies (a pre-release product on sale now from the 2020/21 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue), the Stitched Label Dies and the Parisian Dies.

Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin Up Parisian Flourish embossing folder. 2020 sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demontrator Melbourne Australia

The faux patina technique is so great for vintage style cards, so the greeting from Woven Heirlooms stamp set was perfect to use on the Stitched Label. The copper rose border piece was cut from the new Ornate Border Dies (new product available now!), and I also cut the edge on the pretty peacock piece using those dies. 

Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin Up Parisian Flourish embossing folder. 2020 sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demontrator Melbourne Australia

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Faux patina stamping technique using Stampin Up Parisian Flourish embossing folder. 2020 sympathy card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demontrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Ornate Garden Suite Early Release:

The beautiful Ornate Garden Suite is an early release suite from the 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It's available as a whole suite or the products can also be purchased individually. There's 2 new stamp sets, 2 new ornate die sets (so amazing), and a DSP and coordinating embellishments.

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Quick and Easy Stampin' Up! Easter Basket

Hello crafty people.

I made this basket for the March Creative 8 Wow Tutorial Package.

DIY Easter Basket Template by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The Coastal Weave embossing folder gave a great texture to the basket sides, and the Fable Friends stamp set is perfect for making Easter Projects. I have watercoloured the bunny using Blender Pens and Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.

DIY Easter Basket Template by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

It probably comes as no surprise to you that with social isolation in place, the basket is no longer full of eggs.

DIY Easter Basket Template by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Although the tutorial for this package is part of a paid package, I have a similar project from quite a few years ago with the same template and which I am happy for you to download for free. This would be a great project to make with the kids or to leave outside for grandchildren to collect if you are in isolation. 

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Have fun, and thanks for checking in today. I hope you are staying well and safe.

Claire

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