Three square layout

Three square layout in green

Quite some time ago I stamped the spray of round blooms from the Delicate Florals set on water colour paper. I stamped it three times in different colours and with different amounts of water added each time. The panel has been sitting around waiting for further inspiration. I sliced off the green section of the panel yesterday because I was inspired by this card of Sarah’s. I really like the squares lined up on the extreme right and the sideways sentiment. I didn’t cut my squares quite as small as Sarah because I wanted as much of the image as I could fit.

It’s been a while since I stamped the panel but I think it might have gone something like this:

1. paint a green wash on the watercolour paper
2. ink stamp in green and stamp onto the green wash while it is still damp
3. add letter background in grey
4. when dry stamp the branch in grey slightly offset from the green image.


Stamps: Delicate Florals,  Letter BackgroundThanks, thanks (PB)
Inks: Memento Bamboo leaves, Pear Tart, London Fog & Versafine Smoky Grey (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

13 Comments on “Three square layout”

  1. Jan Castle says:

    Very pretty…so happy that I have this stamp and can try something like this….TFS

  2. Gabby says:

    Like the squared flower image. Stamping in green on green, then black is a nice technique. TFS 🙂 Like how you used Ali’s stamps, too.

  3. Beverly Railey Robinson says:

    Once again, a beautiful card. I can’t wait to give it a try. Signed, A Heather Telford groupie.

  4. Betty says:

    so pretty – as are all your cards!

  5. Terri says:

    Another amazing card! Love your blog and your cards.

  6. Sara Mac says:

    Simply gorgeous Heather. I love those stamped panels on watercolor paper. Thanks for detailing the stamping process. Imagine my delight when this post popped into my email this morning. I’m so flattered that you were inspired by my card! Made my day for sure:)

  7. Beverly Lausen says:

    You explained this so even a novice stamper is willing to attempt it….thank you!!!!

  8. Vicki B says:

    I have that stamp set and love how you used it! Thank you for sharing the way you did it.

  9. Lindsey says:

    The layout is perfect for this image and sentiment, Heather — very pretty.

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