Celebrating Berry Burst
Today I am celebrating another In Colour that will be retiring soon, Berry Burst. I had the perfect opportunity to really showcase this colour for the Global Design Project challenge this week.
This week is a colour challenge, and the organizers left is wide open for us, by selecting ANY colour, used in a monochromatic card! Here is the banner for the challenge.
Berry Burst is a bright, rich pink colour, so is perfect for flowers. I stamped the large flower from the Graceful Garden stamp set with Berry Burst ink on Very Vanilla card stock, and then used an Aqua Painter to spread some of the outline colour into the flower is it is all pink.
For the back drop of my card, I used a 5 1/4 x 4 inch piece of Very Vanilla, and the smaller flower image to create and interesting background. I stamped off for some of the images, to give the background a little more interest.
Have you ever used the stamping off technique? The what? you ask. Stamping off is an easy technique that allows you to showcase different colours of stamping, with just one ink pad. Simply ink your stamp as usual and stamp on your card stock. Then without inking your stamp, stamp again, creating a lighter image. On my cardstock I now have some bright pink flowers, and some soft rose colour flowers, and I only used Berry Burst ink!
My sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I cut banner ends on it, and sponged the edges.
I like to sponge the edges of my card stock to give it more depth and definition. This is perfect when you don’t want to take up more space on your card with another layer.
To finish off the card, I added some Gold and Very Vanilla Metallic Edge Ribbon, and I stamped the smaller flower in the corner of a Very Vanilla layer for the inside of my card.
I hope you like this card, and I hope you give monochromatic stamping a try.