Thursday, 11 January 2018

A Good Day with Berry Burst

Hello, Crafters.

My Stampin' Up! delivery yesterday included the two new scalloped circle punches, and I wanted to play with them straight away!

They co-ordinate with the Good Day Stamp Set brilliantly so it was easy to decide what I was going to base today's card on!

After a lot of fun stamping and punching images, using different inks, and different cardstocks, I knew which direction I wanted to go in. 

The scalloped circles produced by these punches are 1 1/8" and 1 3/8", and a lot of the images in the Good Day Stamp Set can be punched out with a 1" Circle Punch. 
When these stamped images are layered on to the larger scalloped circles, they leave a good 3/8" scalloped edge visible. 

I'm really taken with the border on the Just Because Stamp, because it's something different, and with the inner circle being just 1", it will take one of the little images. 

I stamped three Just Because stamps using Basic Black Archival Ink, on Berry Burst Cardstock (CS), and rather foolishly punched them out before colouring them!

It made painting the little "raindrops" that were decorating the outside rim, that more difficult, but I persevered with my Berry Burst Marker Pen. 

Normally I would have gone for my white gel pen, but I do try to be unpredictable, and I do think on this occasion it was a good decision to bypass it in favour of my Marker Pen!

Using Whisper White CS, and Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the rabbit, the tree with the swing and the sunshine stamp.

Using my Marker Pens, I coloured the images, and then punched them out using the 1" Circle Punch.

The first two fitted in the punch beautifully, but the last one had a sentiment going in a half circle over the top of the image, rather like a rainbow; I was careful as I did it and succeeded!

I took a Whisper White CS card base, and adhered a Berry Burst CS layer on the front and on the inside. I dry-embossed the front Whisper White CS layer with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder, before adhering it onto the Berry Burst CS layer. 

Next I added Dimensionals to the three Berry Burst Scalloped Circles, and then adhered the three images to them, again using Dimensionals.

Finally, I adhered them in a horizontal line across the top of the card. 

I chose the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sorthern Serenade Stamp Set, and stamped it on a piece of Whisper White CS, using Basic Black Archival Ink. 

I used one of the the Stitched Shapes Oval Framelits dies to die cut the sentiment, and adhered it to a scalloped oval in Berry Burst CS which I'd die cut using the Layering Oval Framelits Dies.
I folded a piece of the Berry Burst Metallic Ribbon like a breast cancer ribbon, and put a Glue Dot where the two pieces crossed over each other, and then I added some Tombow, to make sure the ribbon didn't go walkabouts.

Using Berry Burst Ink, I stamped two little flowers from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set onto a scrap of Berry Burst CS, and punched them out using the Tree Builder Punch.

Using more Dimensionals, I adhered them onto the sentiment oval, and added a Basic Pearl to the centre of each.

To complete the card, I stamped the Bring on the Sunshne image on the Whisper White CS layer inside the card using Basic Black Archival Ink.

I coloured  the image in the same way I did on the front of the card. The only question mark I have over this card is, should I have cut the ribbon both ends instead of having a loop at one end?

I think it would look better, but if I try it and I'm wrong, I'm snookered! What do you think?

I've thoroughly enjoyed creating the last two cards......can I make it a hat trick today? Time will tell! Until tomorrow, Happy crafting,



  1. Another very cute card, Jan and I can tell that you had fun colouring it all and putting all the different elements together! The colouring in of the scalloped circles makes them look crimped in the photograph! Love it! TFS

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I think I allowed myself yto get carried away a bit with this card but I'm pleased with the result. I wasn't sure about the ribbon - but I'm glad I left it as it is! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Love this card and the berry burst color! I thought the same thing as Geraldine did, that those were crimped circles. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi, Sheron. I didn't realise what it looked like until I'd uploaded the photographs onto my laptop! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  3. Jan
    I didn’t know where to send this message as it applies to the Lady with reflection tutorial. I have just watched the video and learned so much! Just fantastic. How inspiring. Had to tell you how amazing it was and how it has increased my knowledge regarding the dauber work, covering the image and using water pencils. Wonderful. Thanks again. Lucille

  4. Hi, Lucille. It's one of my favourite techniques. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the video. Many thanks for your feedback. I've had pleasure adding your name to my January 2018 prize draw! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.