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!

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


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

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

  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

  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!

  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


Thanks for leaving me a message! I love hearing from you.