Hi everyone. Today I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge #192 - Berries. My good friend Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) is hosting this fun challenge. Great job picking the theme, Bonnie!! :)
I used my Twigs & Berries die from Memory box to make the card above. The sand colour tag was heat embossed with white, using a Christmas word background. The twig, leaves and berries were die-cut and sponged with the coordinating colour of ink to add depth. The leaves where shaped with a stylus and mat, and the berries were coated in glossy accents. Once everything was dry, snow texture was added all along the branch, leaves and berries.
While I was waiting for things to dry, I decided to make a second card with the same die-cuts. :)
The second card has an embossing folder stamped background and then the same twigs and berries over top.
Tip: When I stamp with early espresso (dark brown ink) onto Neenah card stock, it ends up looking black. So by accident, I found a great way to get brown. Using complementary colours (opposites on the colour wheel), you can make your own brown ink. I first stamped the sentiment below in red ink, then again in green and I ended up with a reddish brown sentiment. A couple more stampings on top with green, and I ended up with this lovely shade of brown. :) You need to use a Misti to get the stampings to be lined up perfectly, but I was really surprised that the inks would blend so nicely. :)
These two cards are both examples of CAS Mix Up cards (stamping, heat embossing, die-cutting, embossing folder stamping). First challenge starts on March 1st!
I'm also going to enter this into the Snippets Playground. I used a lot of snippets for my branch, leaves and berries. :)
Thanks for coming by for a visit! I always appreciate you stopping by. :)
Stamps: Tag card: Christmas Story (Penny Black); Woodgrain card: Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper: White (Neenah)
Ink: Versamark; Early Espresso, Real Red, Olive Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Tag Die (Lil' Inkers), white embossing powder, heat tool, Twigs & Berries Die (Memory Box), glossy accents, Sparkle Texture Effects (Martha Stewart), white-stitched red ribbon, thin red satin ribbon, Woodgrain embossing folder (Sizzix)
Merry Monday #192 - Berries
Snippets Playground - Week 216