Berry Kissed


This pretty new berry stamp doesn’t have to be saved for winter cards; I’ve already used it in fall colours and could see it popping up in a spring bouquet also. Even today’s card, which I will use at Christmas time, is not in traditional red and green.


I began with a watercolour panel splattered with masking fluid. If you are wondering how I splatter masking fluid I have a video on my youtube channel showing my method. I taped the panel to a firm surface and painted water over the whole area. I inked the stamp with milled lavender and bundled sage  distress stains then stamped onto the wet paper. The colours immediately diluted and once dry I was left with pale shadowy background images. I inked the stamp again, this time with ground espresso, seedless preserves and forest moss distress markers. I stamped over the shadowy background then painted extra forest moss distress stain onto the leaves to create dimension. Once the ink dried I removed the masking fluid, added a partial sentiment in brown and a dark green mat.



Stamps: Berry kissed, Festive Cheer (PB)
Inks:  Versafine Vintage Sepia ink (Tsukineko) milled lavender, bundled sage, forest moss distress stains, seedless preserves, forest moss, ground espresso distress markers (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, olive green cardstock
Also: masking fluid

11 Comments on “Berry Kissed”

  1. Rosie says:

    Thanks for the masking fluid video, Heather. It’s a great tutorial.

  2. Great video on how you get the splatter effect, but can you tell me where I can purchase a splatter brush?

  3. The colours on this are gorgeous and the whole thing is just beautiful! xxx

  4. Shauna says:

    Another beautiful card! I love it!

  5. Mary Miller says:

    Heather, you have an amazing talent. I always look at your cards in awe. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Pat says:

    This is so beautiful Heather and I love the idea of stamping on to a wet surface to get a nice soft shadowy image, and then stamping again with darker colours for a more definite image. The colours are so pretty too. x

  7. Janine B says:

    Love the colours and the shadowy background – another pretty card

  8. Clelie says:

    Oh, this is beautiful! Love the soft shadows.

  9. Sylvia D. says:

    Heather, This is a lovely card. I have been checking out your watercolor technique in card making. Absolutely wonderful. Sylvia

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