Berry ThankfulPosted: September 12, 2016 Filed under: Berry kissed | Tags: Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress stains 11 Comments
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.
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.
I stamped the script stamp onto the card base in vintage photo ink and blended some areas with water.
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
Beautiful and meaningful card. One of your best. Thanks.
So beautifully done Heather. Love the look of your watercolouring and the script background
So pretty. It may be for Thanksgiving, but ‘its beginning to look a lot like Christmas’- cards. Getting inspired. Thanks!
Your berries and leaves are gorgeous Heather and the script is the perfect background. Love the pretty colours too, they certainly look Autumnal. x
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The script background is perfect with this beautiful berry panel. Wow!
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.
Just gorgeous. I’ve had fun with this stamp too and I LOVE what you’ve done with it.
So very beautiful…in every way!
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.
Such a striking and lovely design!