Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Stampin Up! Sale - 3 Day Extravaganza

Hi crafters,

Just a quick post today to tell you about the savings you can make on the 3 Day On Line Extravaganza  where you can purchase selected card stock, inks and bundles  at a 15% discount.

See more details and prices here

And these are the lovely stamp bundles that are available

So don't delay! Check your card stock supplies and plan ahead with today's savings. Beautiful Christmas colours are included in both the Neutrals and Regals card stock packs and the In-Colors are right up to date for current creations. 
Please remember Purple Posy is NOT  available as an ink pad, but IS available in card stock.
Mix and match your packs of card and save over $11.00 on 5 packs
and don't forget that BUNDLE that you wanted - the coordinating dies are awesome and give you so much variety.

Order On-Line and use the current Host code:  UJ9AQUUJ

If you need assistance please feel free to email your order to me or phone me and I'll help you.

So now you need time to check out the savings.
Only available until Friday 22 November,

Best Wishes

 Free As A Bird

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop - Brayering

Hello and welcome to another Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. 
Today we are hopping with the Brayer Technique - so many great techniques can be achieved with the brayer, but as we are talking "simple", I'm going to show you a technique that is creative and simple to do.
You simply need  Sponge Brayers , an Embossing Folder of your choice and of course inks and paper. 

I started by inking up a couple of brayers in a variety of colours and rolling them randomly onto the embossing folder.
Hint: start with your lightest colour first and lay down most of this colour. Then go ahead and brayer 2 or more other colours to create an interesting background. Remember that the colours are somewhat transparent so they will show through each other a little.


I used the Stampin' Up! inks Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay for the background before running the embossing folder through the Big Shot. I then brayered Highland Heather to pick up the texture high points.

I finished the card with images from Rooted In Nature by Stampin' Up! The images are placed over a melon Mambo circle that has been die cut with a Stitched Circle die.
The card front is matted onto Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo card.

I hope you will give the Sponge Brayer from Stampin' Up! a try. It gives you a variety of finishes and you can see more ideas by following along with the blog hop. 

-        Libby Dyson – Australia

Below you can see a list of the products used and if you'd like to purchase any of them you can do so by going to my on-line store 
Best Wishes and Happy Stamping
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Monday, 28 October 2019

Let It Ride Friendship Card

One of my favourite techniques is the Stamped Embossing Folder Technique that I described in a previous post and today I'm revisiting that technique using a different stamp set. 

Let It Ride is versatile for a variety of cards. I chose to place the smaller stamp of 2 horses grazing behind the Woodland Embossing folder.

I'm always amazed at how much depth can be achieved using this method, and while I like to keep things really fresh by swiping the inkpad onto the folder, other crafters create a different effect by using a brayer. 

The detail photos shows how I add more details using my Aqua Painter to paint additional colour onto the horse images, and to define the ground area so the horses are not floating in the background.
Don't forget to see details of how to do this technique on my Woodland Cars: Embossing folder male card post and if you have any queries, feel free to contact me.
A list of the products I used can be found below and all you have to do to get the products is click on the image of the product you would like. (Australian residents only) Everyone else contact your local demonstrator in your country.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Beautiful Day Inked Mosaic Technique

The Beautiful Day stamp set by Stampin' Up! is perfect for colouring, not only because of it's lovely large areas and thick outlines, but also because it gives you the option to be realistic or graphic with your style.
Today I have a fun technique for you called Inked Mosaic. You'll need to have some of your leftover cling rubber from stamp surrounds. I always throw mine out, but from now on I'll be keeping them to create lots of different "mosaic" stamps. Just cut the rubber into shapes and create your own mosaic on a clear block. Because of the cling the shapes will stay for as long as you want to keep that design.

 I like the vibrant colours of the Stampin' Up! Blends, so that meant I needed to stamp with a water based ink. Memento Black was my choice so the outlines would work well with mosaic outlines.

This sample shows the Butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set, coloured with Blends then stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

The other image from the Beautiful Day stamp set also works well for this technique, and here you can see the mosaic effect once Memento Black ink is applied and then wiped back to display the image. 
I cut the image and a black border out with the Layering Circles dies, being selective with the cutting near the leaf edge. 

And the final card just had to have some more "stained glass" characteristics, so I added some Graceful Glass Vellum (Clearance Rack) and strips of Basic Black card stock. The greeting is from Band Together stamp set and has script that matches a stained glass theme perfectly.

You can find all the products I used in my On-Line Store or simply click on the images below.  I'm sure you'll enjoy this simple but fun technique.

Until Next Time
Happy Crafting

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