Gathering Together

Gathering together Heather Telford

I used the emboss resist technique to add my warm tones to this collage image from Penny Black. After embossing the image in clear e.p. I stamped the same image over the top with Wild Honey distress ink to give a slight shadow.  I sponged Wild Honey over the top two-thirds of the image and walnut stain distress ink over the lower third. I then  used watercolour pencils to add some details to the butterflies’ wings. To create the background on the card base I inked the Letter Background stamp with the same two distress inks then stamped it several times to one side of the card base.  On the other side I stamped the flourish from “Twirls”  also in two colours. Before sponging over the background I positioned a mask which was slightly larger than the matted panel to be added later. This way I ended up with a pale border around the popped up matted panel.

Enjoy your day.


Stamps:   Gathering Together, Letter Background, Twirls (PB)
Inks: Memento  Espresso Truffle & Versamark (Tsukineko)  Distress Wild Honey & Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Sepia & Venetian Red(Faber-Castell)
Also: Clear Embossing Powder

17 Comments on “Gathering Together”

  1. Pitchoune57 says:

    lovely card,
    bye from France,

  2. Jan McD says:

    Loved this card, Heather.

  3. Absolutely stunning, Heather – this is a work of art!

  4. Ginny says:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your techniques! It’s so helpful.

  5. Absolutely exquisite!
    You never cease to amaze me with your creative genius….;-)

  6. Ingrid says:

    Heather, I’ve been following your blog for about two years now, and I have to say I love just about everything you do. This card is just stunning! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent. I truly get inspired seeing your works and it makes me want to create right away. 🙂

  7. bonnielynnh says:

    Beautiful elegant card

  8. ar0se4u2 says:

    Wow, that is gorgeous! I don’t have Wild Honey, yet. Thank you for keeping me inspired 🙂

  9. Doris Hubbard says:


    Sent from my iPad


  10. Janet Castle says:

    GORGEOUS card Heather!!!

  11. Catherine says:

    gorgeous card. I never think to do this technique but you have inspired me to give it a go soon!

  12. I really like the colour combinations and the pale border is a stroke of genius…..well, we wouldn’t really expect anything less from you!….(no pressure!) Super card, TFS!

  13. Lindsey says:

    Oh, gorgeous. 🙂

  14. This is gorgeous, Heather. I particularly love how you added details with watercolor pencils. Such a great idea to combine media, and you rocked it!

  15. lesliekmiller says:

    Amazing what you can do with clear embossing powder! Love the warm tones of your shading. Beautiful collage image.

  16. Nancy L. says:

    Another beauty Heather!!!

  17. Marianne C says:

    Great inspiration in this gorgeous card (arrived via Pinterest)

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