Golden Blooms

Three colour blooms Heather Telford


After years of avoiding yellow and orange tones in clothes and fabrics I am really enjoying using their bright warmth in stamping these days. I especially like the combination of yellow, orange and navy. I know leaves are rarely navy but orange and navy are opposite on the colour wheel so they create a contrasting stable colour scheme. I chose three colours to participate in this week’s Less is More challenge and the layout is inspired by the CAS(E) this sketch for the week. I just realized I can link up with our current One Layer Simplicity Challenge also to use flowers on a one layer card.

I cut a curved mask to cover the lower two thirds of the card base then chose three stamps from the transparent set Petal Power. I inked the solid petal stamp with mustard seed distress stain and added spiced marmalade along the petal edges. I then inked the co-ordinating outline stamp with just spiced marmalade on the top edge and stamped over the blooms. I stamped a few leaves in chipped sapphire distress stain and added the sentiment in Memento Paris Dusk.


Stamps: Petal Power, Sweet Wishes (PB)
Inks: Memento Paris Dusk (Tsukineko) Chipped Sapphire, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seeds  Distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb smooth

19 Comments on “Golden Blooms”

  1. Linda Beeson says:

    That is so neat, I love your flowers!

  2. swanlady21 says:

    Love your design here with the sentiment overlapping the flowers.

  3. Anne Ray says:

    Heather what gorgeous, vibrant colours!
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  4. I love this! I would never have thought of this colour combo. I always really like oranges and yellows but have not thought to use with blue. Wonderful! xx

  5. mich3ll3w says:

    Oh, so beautiful, Heather! I love yellow, and I love yellow flowers! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  6. Maureen Merritt says:

    Love this! I knew this was your before I even got to your blog. Your style is so stunning and unique. Thanks for playing along!

  7. Sarah says:

    Wow this pops of the page and love those colours. A really classy card and the ‘swoop’ is just divine. x

  8. Rahmat says:

    A true CAS beauty! the bold colors standout against the white…Thank you for stopping by my blog and the comment 🙂

  9. djkardkreations says:

    Oh, Heather, your golden delight of a card stands out a mile in the galleries at CTS and OLS!! A winner in my eyes!! Happy Mother’s Day to you!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. donna mikasa says:

    Such a beautiful take on the sketch! You could also link this up to CASual Friday Three Thirds since you used three colors on one third of your card!

  11. Linda W says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous …. I love the colours and how you’ve used the masking. xx

  12. chrissieann says:

    I’m sorry that I’m so late in visiting this time, but a new laptop has taken a little time to set up and get to know!!
    This is as stunning as ever Heather, the stamping is magnificent!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  13. Gorgeous design Heather! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  14. lesliekmiller says:

    These colors are beautiful and I absoluely love them! The blue leaves and sentiment help them pop even more. I was looking at Penny Black on Pinterest a while ago and swooning all over myself. Gorgeous stamps!

  15. Gorgeous masking!
    thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  16. Tammy Fite says:

    This is beautiful!!!!

  17. this is stunning!

  18. Joan B says:

    another gorgeous card!

  19. Oooh, really gorgeous masking, especially with your curve! Thanks for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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