Thursday, November 25, 2021

Berry Wreath

Hi everyone.  I have another new stamp set that I had fun playing with, Memory Box's Berry Wreath. :)  I started by stamping the wreath with Versamark and heat embossing with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  I watercoloured using Distress Re-inkers (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple), and shaded the berries with a bit of Aged Mahogany distress ink.  

To finish, I stamped the sentiment (also from the same set) onto a vellum banner and heat embossed with the same Liquid Platinum embossing powder used on the wreath.  I added a few white highlights with my Posca pen.

Close-up ...
This wreath comes with a matching die, so maybe next time I'll use that.  

I'm sending this over to NBUS Challenge #32.  Happy to be using some of my HUGE stash of new stamps! :)

I'm also playing along with the final challenge of the year for Rudolph Days.  I happy to say that I played along in every challenge this year!!  Thanks to Maureen and her Designers for all their wonderful inspirational cards!

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Jessie went for a sleepover with Violetta a couple of days ago
while I was resting to get over the flu.
Jer snapped this photo of her staring out the window, looking for squirrels. :)

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Stamps:  Berry Wreath (Memory Box)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Vellum (SU!)
Ink:   Versamark; Distress Reinkers:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple; Aged Mahogany distress ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, Watercolour Brushes (#4, #2, #1 round), white Posca pen



nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed and watercolored wreath, Lolly. So happy to hear you are feeling much better:-) I love how you used liquid refill Distress Inks. Your Posca acrylic ink highlights are wonderful too. Thank you for sharing dear friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy Sweet photo of Jessie too:-)

cebelica said...

So pretty! Love how elegant it looks.

Anne said...


Susan said...

Adorable photo of Jessie! Bet she enjoyed her sleepover! That's a beautiful wreath, Loll - love your colouring inside the platinum embossing. The vellum sentiment strip is the perfect way to do the sentiment without detracting from the wreath.

Kiwigirl said...

Another beautiful and inspiring card, thank you Loll. Your cards are so fresh and clean looking.
I hope you are feeling better and Jessie will be home soon.

Nstiz said...

Beautifully painted, Loll! And I think I have to have that gorgeous stamp too. Love the highlights with the white gel pen- making the berries look shiny. The photo of Jessie is adorable and I’m thinking you could print it and make a wonderful set of note cards with that adorable photo!

Papercraft Boutique said...

The berry wreath is so pretty, Loll! The shine of the heat-embossing, the highlights and shadows of the berries show very well in the close-up picture. Heat-embossing sentiment on the vellum strip is a wonderful way to make the sentiment stand out.
Jessie is so sweet! Her eyes are definitely looking for something far away.
Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

A lovely wreath stamp Loll, looking great with platinum embossing and beautifully watercoloured..., fabulous card, and gorgeous pic of Jessie too, hugs Robyn

Christine Alexander said...

Jessie looks so sweet taking in the squirrel view :)
love your berry wreath, that's one I think I need to borrow ♥

TK said...

Love the embossing, it really points out the delicate green, plus bold green and red - so pretty!

Julie B said...

Fabulous colouring Loll, those hi-lights make the berries looks as if you've added Glossy accents.
Jessie looks so cute, hope you are feeling much better. :)

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Fabulous card and such a sweet photo of your little Jessie... I do hope you are feeling better, sending hugs your way

Colleen said...

Loll, I am so happy to see that you are back at crafting, so you are getting over that awful flu that took you out! Jessie is so cute! But I LOVE that wreath! It is gorgeous with the liquid platinum and then your wonderful watercoloring! Stunning!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Loll,
Happy Rudolf Days.
I do so hope you are recovering well and feeling A1 again soon.
I love this wonderful wreath card.
That stamp is gorgeous and you have made a gorgeous card with it.
The berries really pop off the page as well.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll!! I love your colors with the platinum embossing and the font on your sentiment is so pretty too! Hope you're feeling better?!! Hugs. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

This wreath is absolutely gorgeous and it looks especially pretty with the Liquid Platinum and your watercoloring. I love seeing any part of your HUGE stash of new stamps as you have such a lovely collection. I hope you're feeling a little better. Jessie looks so adorable and sweet in the photo. She's the picture perfect puppy!

Linda said...

Such a pretty wreath, coloured beatifully, and I love the heat embossing. The sentiment looks perfect on the vellum, such a nice font.
Lovely to see Jessie too, she's so cute.
Hope you're feeling better xx

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous wreath, Lolly! I love these colors and the berries look 3D! The vellum with the sentiment is so elegant! Jessie is such a pretty girl!

Lisa Elton said...

This is extra pretty Loll! I like the elegance the gold adds. Sure hope you're feeling better!

Pat said...

What a fabulous berry wreath Loll and love the rich red berries and dark green leaves and then the large yellowy green ones, which give great contrast. I love the thoughtful expression on Jessie's face searching for squirrels, so sweet, and hope you are feeling much better after your bout of flu. x

Mac Mable said...

Dearest Loll I hope you are recovering from the horrible takes time x. I think the adorable jessie was looking for you Loll x. Your card is so pretty, so eye catching and so very contemporary looking and I love it Loll x.

HilaryJane said...

I am glad you are feeling better. You have definitely mastered the heat embossing before colouring technique. Your wreath looks fabulous and those berries look so juicy xx

Brenda said...

I am really loving this berry wreath and you have made it into such an elegant card Loll! I love how you watercolored it and the colors you used. The Platinum embossing is just gorgeous. Looks so pretty on the wreath and the sentiment. Little Jessie is a cutie pie and I think she is looking out the window for Mama to come and get her cause she is missing home! lol Hope the flu bug is gone and you are feeling better Loll. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

The wreath is gorgeous embossed in platinum, Loll. Your watercoloring gives it such life.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! such a lovely embossing powder colour, offset with the vivid red and green! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge and for the kind words about my DT cards.
Linda, DT

BożenA said...

WOW! This Christmas wreath looks so amazing. I love the bright green of the leaves and the deep red of the berries. This color scheme looks stunning