Berry Thankful

Berry Thankful Heather Telford

These berries are from the new Magic of the Season release but the season does not necessarily have to be winter. I have given a autumn feel to my card today to link in with the Canadian Thanksgiving season in October. I paired the ‘berry kissed’ stamp with the ‘script’ background stamp and stuck with green, orange and brown colour choices.

Berry Thankful Heather Telford

I began with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper splattered with masking fluid. (The white dots on the leaves are a result of the masking fluid) I inked the stamp with crushed olive, mowed lawn and barn door distress stains then stamped it with the misti. I let that layer dry then inked the stamp again this time with markers so I could be more selective about where I put the colours. After stamping I blended the dark and lights with a wet paintbrush creating some shadow and dimension on the image. I painted around the image using a watercolour pencil as my ‘paint’. Once the panel was dry I splattered some dark brown stain and and swiped the edges with stain also.

Berry Thankful close-up Heather Telford

I stamped the script stamp onto the card base in vintage photo ink and blended some areas with water.

Supplies:

Stamps: Berry kissed, Grateful, Script(PB)
Inks:  Versafine Vintage Sepia ink (Tsukineko) mowed lawn, crushed olive, barn door, gathered twigs distress stains, vintage photo, spiced marmalade, barn door, peeled paint distress markers (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: masking fluid

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11 Comments on “Berry Thankful”

  1. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Beautiful and meaningful card. One of your best. Thanks.

  2. So beautifully done Heather. Love the look of your watercolouring and the script background

  3. Liz in NH says:

    So pretty. It may be for Thanksgiving, but ‘its beginning to look a lot like Christmas’- cards. Getting inspired. Thanks!

  4. Pat says:

    Your berries and leaves are gorgeous Heather and the script is the perfect background. Love the pretty colours too, they certainly look Autumnal. x

  5. Lindsey says:

    The script background is perfect with this beautiful berry panel. Wow!

  6. Chris Rickel says:

    I cannot find hot pressed cardstock…only cold pressed and it is not as smooth. Where can I get the hot pressed kind? I live in mid Michigan. Love your cards.

  7. Just gorgeous. I’ve had fun with this stamp too and I LOVE what you’ve done with it.

  8. Clelie says:

    So very beautiful…in every way!

  9. I LOVE Your water color stamping….SO Much, Heather!! It just makes my heart sing every time I see it. I love this berry image and really need it in my stash. LOL.

  10. Karen Baker says:

    Such a striking and lovely design!


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