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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All of the products (with the exception of the Purple Posy ink pad) used today can be purchased in my Online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual product links at the end of the post), and this month's host code.

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Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again soon,

Claire


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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Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and I will see you back here again soon.

Claire


Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons stamp set and Framelits 3 ways, and my top 10 picks.

Demonstrators and my customers have totally been loving the limited release Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons stamp set and Framelits, available only this month (August 2018). It's a beautiful set to colour in many different ways (including with the Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2, available exclusively this month). You can buy the stamp set and Framelits individually or in a bundle, and the Watercolour Pencils in the pack of 10 new colours.

Here's 3 cards and videos I have done as part of a series to show 3 different ways to colour the Blended Seasons image.

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Video available by clicking image.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Video available by clicking image.

 

 

Stampin' Up! Blended Seasons card. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia. Video available by clicking image.

 


There are also some BEAUTIFUL creations on Pinterest, and I have saved 10 of my most favourite on a board for you, along with my own creations using this set.

Pinterest Blended Seasons

Remember these products are only available until August 31st, so get in before then to buy them individually or in a bundle. FIND THEM HERE IN MY ONLINE STORE. We still have Bonus Day Coupon earnings until the end of August, so get a $9 coupon with any orders over $90 as well.

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Hope you are loving the Blended Seasons products as much as I am! Those double stitched Framelits (stitching on die cut piece and negative) are so grear!

Claire

 

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