Monday, February 22, 2021

Monday Morning Live with Berry Blessings and Many Messages

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 When I first saw the Berry Delightkful Designer Series Paper and the Berry Blessings stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, I reacted the way I usually do when I see something that consists of mostly primary colours - I turned up my nose in disdain!  Then I used it for a class project and I saw the paper in action a bit more and realized how beautiful some of the background sheets were. Then I saw several projects on line made with the Berry Blessings stamp set and I was sold.

So today's project is the subject of my Monday Morning Live Video and features some watercolouring techniques and how to use the Many Messages Bundle for the sentiment!


I used the layout from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge for this week:

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Here's a closer look at the elements:

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The materials and measurements are as follows: 
Berry Blessings and Many Messages stamp sets

Thick Basic White cardbase: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4" on the long side.
Blueberry design from Berry Delightful DSP: 5 1/4" x 4"
Pacific Point cardstock: 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Shimmery White cardstock: 4 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Night of Navy cardstock: 6 1/2" x 5"

Inks: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Versamark, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

Tools & Accessories: Water Painter, Metallic Mesh Ribbon - 2 pieces - 5" and 6", Heat Tool, Messages Dies, Stamparatus, Stampin' Cut 'n Emboss Machine

  • The background on the image panel was watercoloured with Pacific Point ink on the Shimmery White cardstock, then dried.
  • The leaf outline was stamped in Garden Green and the center was stamped next using Granny Apple Green, stamped off once.
  • The blueberries outline was stamped in Pacific Point ink, but each individual berry was watercoloured using Pacific Point, Night of Navy and Garden Green.
  • The sentiment was embossed on Night of Navy cardstock using the Stamparatus to stamp it in Versamark using the Many Messages stamp set. They were embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat set.
  • The Messages die die cuts all the sentiments at once and the extras can be stored for future use.
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Something beautiful is on the way for all you butterfly lovers! On Mar. 2 you will be able to purchase the Butterfly Bouquet Bundle, an early release from the new, upcoming 2021/22 Annual Catalogue, with a few exclusive items that will only be available until May 3. Take a look:

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That paper is amazing, isn't it? And you can do amazing things with the stamps and dies! You won't want to miss this one!

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And just a reminder that Sale-a-bration is over at the end of this month, so you only have a WEEK left! Don't Miss Out!

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  1. I love your use of the netting as the stripe - such a beautiful soft look! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. These berries look fantastic. I love the fresh color scheme and the amazing texture your used for the strip. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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