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Upsy Daisy

I love the simplicity of this stampset and the fact that you can use it for numerous techniques such as daubering, crayon direct to rubber, markering, popping pastels……..I’m sure there is more……let me know if I’ve left anything out!
The card above was inspired by Michelle Zindorf…… AKA “She of the Magic Brayer” and also a card I saw made by my friend Jayne Mercer.
I have only just discovered that my Brayer is useful for all sorts of things – this is, other than just making multi-coloured backgrounds! This technique uses a mask for the moon you see in the background (created with my 1 and 3/8 inch circle punch). I inked up my Brayer in Perfect Plum and starting at the bottom of the cardstock I rolled back and forwards across the entire width gradually making my way up to the top. To get a darker effect, just repeat the process. The result is a beautiful graduation of colour running up to the top edge of the cardstock. Peel away the mask and the result is quite stunning……not bad for such a simple technique hey?? The Zindorf style is all about layering and creating a scene on your card, so I have stamped the Daisy’s in Elegant Eggplant over the top to create the illusion of flowers swaying in the breeze in the forground.
I chose to stamp my greeting in the circle moon and , as I had run out of Elegant Eggplant ribbon I made my own, using a very thin strip of cardstock of the same colour cut with my Paper Trimmer. To make your own “ribbon” out of cardstock just run your strip gently backwards and forwards on the sharp edge of a table 2 or 3 times  and then go the other way to stretch it, tie a bow and then stick this onto the strip running across the card with a glue dot. You will never be without coordinating ribbon again using this little trick 😉
Here is the same stamp-set using the crayon direct to rubber technique…….which gives an awesome water-coloured effect without even having to pick up a brush………
If you’d like to learn this technique make sure you book in to one of the classes below!
Dates : Thursday 11th June 7.30pm
Thursday 2nd July 7.30pm
Place : Mine (details provided when booking)
Cost : $50 (incudes the Upsy Daisy stampset)
$ 20 class projects only (we will be making three different cards, using other sets including the one pictured)
Bookings are to be pre-paid the week before to secure your spot and so supplies can be bought ahead of time.
All materials, tuition and a light supper are included.
To reserve your spot contact me or phone 4271 8121.
Let me know if neither of these times suit and we’ll organise a time for me to come to you.

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3 thoughts on “Upsy Daisy”

  1. Hi Vanessa,
    Really love the Upsy Daisy cards. So glad that I can now take this stamp set off my wish list.
    Both these cards look just stunning, and yet you have made them sound so easy to create.
    Looking forward to the class. Can’t wait to try to create these cards myself.
    Thank you. Helen.xx

  2. Hi Ness,
    Your cards are both so gorgeous! I must try using my brayer more often!
    Oh and I have to say, my 11 year old daughter who is also a twilight fantatic just LOVES the swap card you gave me! It’s proudly being displayed up on my board as of yesterday! lol
    Her exact words were…………..Mum that lady rocks to make something like this! lol
    Have a great weekend m8!
    Luv Karen

  3. Congratulations Vanessa on your awards at Convention! They are very well deserved.
    This is a gorgous card with the elegant eggplant upsy daisy flowers.

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