Monday, 13 June 2016

Distressed Berries and Scored Borders (and a Sweet Puppy)

I've done another card for the great CAS Mix Up challenge "Stamping, Die-cuts, and Your Choice".


I stamped both the berries and the sentiment, die cut the berries, and for my choice, I used scoring and sequins.


The Penny Black "Berry Merry Christmas" stamp was inked up using a few shades of red Distress markers for the berries and browns for the stem.  I then lightly spritzed with water and stamped on watercolour paper.  It was die cut with the "Berry Cluster" die.  I glued the stem to the shimmery cream card base and popped the berries up on foam tape.

I used a "thank you" sentiment as I thought it would make a good Christmas thank you card.  It is stamped and then heat embossed.  Once it was in place, I scored the borders.

I don't have any red sequins so coloured some clear ones with a couple of drops of red alcohol ink in a small plastic bag.


On another note, I just found out which of the puppies is going to be mine.  It will be this sweet girl:


Here are the four puppies at 8 weeks old.  Mine is the one on the far left.


I get to bring her home on Saturday so expect some more photos next week!





Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black Berry Merry Christmas, Savvy Stamps sentiment
Ink - Versamark
Paper - shimmery cream cs, watercolour paper
Size - 4.25" square
Accessories - Penny Black Berry Cluster die, reds and browns Distress markers, Scor Buddy, sequins, red alcohol ink, red embossing powder



5 comments:

  1. Your berries look great! Of course your little pup looks really sweet.

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  2. Your berries look great! Of course your little pup looks really sweet.

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  3. Your soon to be new pup is adorable Susan. Can't wait for more pictures. I really, really love your watercolored on watercolor paper and then die cut berries. I must add to my wishlist. It is great for all year round. TFS your card and your tip to color sequins with alcohol inks. Hugs, Nancy

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  4. Your new "baby" is adorable, Susan! She is the prettiest of the lot and it is a good looking family! Love, love, love your berries! The scored border and red sequins finish them off beautifully!

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  5. She is so adorable Susan! I bet you can't wait to hold her next weekend and then bring her home. :) Congrats!!

    LOVE the card. Those watercoloured berries and branch are so pretty. Great scoring detail. xx

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