Butterfly Chapter

Butterfly chapter Heather Telford

Penny Black is revealing designs and projects from the new ‘Happy Everything’ catalog all week and I have another card featuring a new stamp and die cut today. Check out the  PB blog today to see Elizabeth’s wonderful creations and find out about the new contest also.

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To create the picture panel for today’s card I stamped on watercolour paper with Memento Teal Zeal ink. I then added all my colour with watercolour pencils. As the Memento ink is a water-based dye ink it blended with the watercolour pencils as I coloured. I used a waterbrush to pick up colour from the lead of the pencil then painted it onto the panel blending with more water when a paler colour was desired. The mat is Purple Mountain Mix & Match paper stamped with the letter background stamp. The word die is new from the ‘Wishes’ set. Gluing those little cut outs from inside the letter loops was downright finicky. Any suggestions will be gratefully received!

Butterfly chapter detail Heather Telford

I expect you will see more of this stamp from me; it is so delicate and pretty.


Stamps: Butterfly Chapter (PB)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils Night Green 155, Blue Violet 137, Ochre 184, Light Orange 113 (Faber-Castell)
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal  (Tsukineko)
Creative Dies:  Wishes (PB)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, PB Mix & match Purple Mountain 

9 Comments on “Butterfly Chapter”

  1. Paulette S says:

    Heather this is just beautiful! You need this tool by Quickutz to pick up those little bits. I can’t do small bits without mine. http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/pick-me-up-embellishment-tool-701607/

  2. lesliekmiller says:

    Both of your new Penny Black stamps are so beautiful in the colors and coloring techniques you’ve chosen. I love all the blue in this one and the soft colors of the previous card. I feel like making something pretty now!

  3. This is beautiful! I love your colouring. The stamp is gorgeous xx

  4. Gabby says:

    Outstanding stamping and coloring, Heather! Love these new PB products. I have trouble with adhering frilly or “skinny” die cut sentiments, too. I usually use a glue pen to “dot” as many areas as they can, erasing the excess glue, if any, once it’s adhered to my card. I also have used Alene’s Tacky Glue and a toothpick to apply the glue. I tried running it through my Xyron but when removing the backing, it ripped a couple letters. One friend of mine buys sticky back cardstock, from which she cuts all of her sentiment and/or letter dies. I bought some 6×6 Scor- Tape sheets that I intend to adhere to the back of my cardstock/paper before cutting out the next sentiment. Hope it works and the letters don’t tear when I peel it apart. I’ll let you know. Good luck! 🙂

  5. Pat says:

    Beautiful card Heather. I have tweezers that work in the opposite way to usual, ie when you squeeze, they are apart so can you pick up the item, then when you let go, theyare holding the item with no effort from you. I find it’s easier to hold the tiny pieces in position. Also, I put the die cut back into the aperture (no glue) then dot tiny dabs of tacky glue into the gaps and then place the small loopy pieces, then remove the die cut again. Does that make sense? I find it helps me put the right blob back into the right place!

  6. kraftyaunt says:

    This card is so stunning! I admire your talent.

    I use zig glue pen with the ‘pen’ point and am able to dot the glue on the back of these die cuts in addition to the ‘dots’ of the eyes. My one pair of tweezers happens to have a thin film of some old form of glue (either zip dry or crystal effects), but it actually serves a great purpose – it’s tacky enough to pick up the die cuts and dots and then with a gentle push from a toothpick, the paper comes off, and the glue from the zip pen is strong enough that it sticks to the base cardstock, and wa lah!

  7. Fran Lujan says:

    Thank you so much for your ideas! Admire your work and is so much of what I have been wanting to do-with the watercolor-so elated! Don’t stop!!!! Look forward to your e-mails! Fran Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:05:52 +0000 To: freestar48@msn.com

  8. Lindsey says:

    Blue and white, when well done, work so well together — your card being a beautiful example, Heather! I especially like the negative die-cut sentiment. And your watercolouring, of course.

  9. Lesley S. says:

    Love the colours and outline of the card. For glueing small items, definitely the “TweezerBee Offset Tweezers” are great. Either apply something like Scor-Tape or Sookwang Tape to the back of the paper before die-cutting, or use a permanent “dot” tape runner on the back of the die cut, and apply using the tweezers.

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