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.
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.
If you are in Australia and would like some more inspiration, here are some opportunities.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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.
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.
Would you like to get a free PDF step by step tutorial for the Faux Patina Technique (if you didn't already have it emailed to you 2 weeks ago)? Here's how:
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.
Anyone who has spent $70 with me since 1st June 2019. will be receiving a complimentary 2020/21 Annual Catalogue in the mail (posting from mid May). There's still time to get yourself on that mailing list!
Thanks for checking in today. See you back here again tomorrow,
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.
It probably comes as no surprise to you that with social isolation in place, the basket is no longer full of eggs.
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.