Friday, 6 May 2016

Shiny Berries

This month's Mixed Media challenge at Happy Little Stampers is "Shine".

I'm falling behind on my goal of getting lots of Christmas cards made ahead of time so decided "Shine" was a perfect challenge for a Christmas card.

My mixed media are ink, glossy accents, die cuts, watercolour paints, a stamp, and translucent embossing paste.

I die cut the berry cluster out of watercolour paper and painted it with watercolour paints.  I then went over the berries with Glossy Accents.  The background was made using a brick wall stencil.  I sponged Distress Brushed Corduroy and Fired Brick over it, then cleaned the stencil, let the ink dry, and then replaced the stencil and added translucent embossing paste over the top.  Both the Glossy Accents and embossing paste add shine.

I chose a textured cream cs for the card base and top layer.  I die cut a square opening out of the top layer, added the sentiment, and assembled.  The berries are popped up on foam tape.

Come and join us at Happy Little Stampers.  The winner will receive a $15 discount from the Happy Little Stampers shop.

Stamps - Penny Black
Ink - Distress Fired Brick and Brushed Corduroy
Paper - watercolour paper, mixed media cs, textured cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - My Favorite Things Brick Wall stencil, Penny Black Berry Cluster die, Spellbinders square die, Glossy Accents, Dreamweaver translucent embossing paste, Gansai watercolour paints


  1. LOVE your design Susan. The translucent paste on the brick and the GA on the berries really does make everything shine. So pretty! xx

  2. Wonderful shine, Susan! I love the framed brick wall withe the shiny berries! A gorgeous mixed media Christmas card!

  3. Love the layers of shine on your design Susan and the aperture frames it beautifully.
    Carol x

  4. Lovely. Susan. Really gorgeous. I love it! :)

  5. Wow Stunning Christmas card Susan. I love your design and shine elements. I must add translucent embossing paste to my wish list! TFS my friend and including your detailed instructions. Hugs, Nancy


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