Berry speckled Christmas


I am happy to be sharing this card over on The Foiled Fox blog today. I used a combination of distress markers to colour the berry branches first then, once they were dry, I clear embossed over the top so they would resist the masking fluid I splattered and the sky I painted next. The process is described in detail over on the Foiled Fox blog so pop over and check it out.

This was definitely a project where a stamp positioner came in handy to do all the colouring first and embossing after.



Stamps: berry speckled, sweetest moments

Inks: forest moss distress ink, versamark

Distress Markers: festive berries,  frayed burlapgathered twigbarn door, forest moss

Paper:  Neenah solar white cardstock, hot pressed watercolour paper

Also: stamping platformmasking fluid, WOW clear gloss superfine embossing powder

11 Comments on “Berry speckled Christmas”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    Love the classic look of this card. Your colors are beautiful.

  2. Liz in NH says:

    Just wonderful! Of note, maybe your heat embossing was just fine. A while back, read of a technique, (maybe yours!) of embossing over distress inks, and using water to have the colors bleed out from underneath. Nice effect, anyway. Thanks for tutorial, as usual.

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    This is just so lovely Heather. It’s beginning to feel Christmassy here now as the temperatures plummet. This card reminds me that there is so much beauty to be found in Winter. Thanks.

  4. Maria Zanin says:

    Such a pretty card! Thank you ! Mari

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Janet L. says:

    Love this card!! Thanks for sharing it and your methods!

  6. Pat says:

    I adore these beautifully coloured berry filled branches Heather, a gorgeous wintry card and what a great idea to colour and then emboss to give a resist before finishing the background. x

  7. Norman McDonald says:

    Another very lovely card!

    Are you going to present an Australian Christmas card?

    I received my first Christmas greeting yesterday and now getting mine organized in batches.

    Your cards now have Christmas postage on them. They will go in the post next week.

    Another hot and humid day today.

    Stephen’s birthday tomorrow.

    Love to all.


  8. Ooh this is beautiful! xxx

  9. memalagene says:

    Gorgeous! I love your stamping and masking techniques!

  10. lollthompson says:

    Gorgeous card Heather!! Love this stamp and the techniques you’ve used with it!

  11. […] this was a practice panel I changed my order of operations when I made the next card, stamping and embossing first then splattering masking fluid second. I hope your 2018 is off to a […]

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