Saturday 3 December 2016

Festive Berries

Meet today's card.
 Not very traditional but I think still looks Christmasy.

 Playing with my Penny Black stamps today.  
I began by masking off the edges of my card front with Painter's Tape then using my MISTI, I stamped the Berry Merry Christmas image that I coloured using my Memento markers.  I always start by colouring the lightest shade onto my stamp, spray with water, stamp and repeat that process using darker shades of colour. 
I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Cheer set with Memento black then went back in and watercolored the background using Broken China Distress Stain.
To add more interest, I added a bit of stenciling using drywall tape and splattered with white acrylic paint to give a snowy effect.

 Adding my card to these challenges:


Crafty Creations- CHRISTMAS


City Crafter- GARDEN BLISS

Holly Jolly Christmas- ANYTHING CHRISTMAS

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Have a great weekend.

Supplies:  stamps- PB, The Darkroom Door/ ink- Memento/ Memento markers/ Distress stain/ Painters Tape/ wh acrylic paint/ drywall tape/ paint brush/ MISTI


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Karen, as always!

Love and hugs

Diane Jaquay said...

This is beautiful, Karen, I love those berries!!

Loll said...

You are the master of this technique Karen. Gorgeous watercolouring. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous and beautifully Misti Stamped Wintery berry image, Karen. I think it is perfect for the holidays. TFS my friend. hugs, nancy

Susan said...

Great use of that berry stamp, Karen. It's a lovely Christmas card, even if in non-traditional colours - and we need some of those for sure.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful! Wonderfully done like you always do!

maria f. said...

Oh so pretty! Love the touches of white.

Bonnie said...

Love these berries and the cedar! It looks Christmasy to me!

Lin said...

Such a lovely mix of elements, Karen, and I love the red mixed in with your signature blues! Thanks for joining us once again at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeutiful card Karen. Love the soft background. That berry stamp is coloured perfectly.

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, I just love the berries they look amazing

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely lovely card. Thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...


Bobby said...

I love this stamp and you make it look so fabulous, Karen.

Ros Crawford said...

So beautifully done Karen! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That drywall tape makes such a nifty background. Very cool!

Cazro said...

Amazing and so clever with this technique. A wonderful card. Thanks for joining in the fun ata Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. DT.

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Jasmina said...

What a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge. Good luck!