Stamp & Doodle


Stamp & Doodle Heather Telford

I created this card from a stamped panel that was sitting around on my work table waiting for inspiration. I stamped the “Floral Tapestry” background stamp in Distress stains on watercolour paper. After stamping once I spritzed the stamp and stamped again on another piece of paper, then did it again so I had several panels sitting around, each one a little paler than the previous one.  I think this one was the palest panel but it still had plenty of colour and the negative images of the flowers and leaves were clear enough to doodle around. If you watch the video you will see my doodling process. I did not have a plan; I just defined the flower shapes and added leaves, twirls and squiggles in and around them.  When I was almost finished I decided a few gold highlights would be nice so I added them with a Wink of Stella pen.

I trimmed the floral panel and criss-crossed some gold cord over it. I added two gold half pearls in each place where the cord crossed and stuck the cord down with glossy accents. The cord did not want to stay in place but with a little pressure on top it finally did!  After die-cutting the banner I decided to trim the dark brown mat and cardbase to co-ordinate.


Stamp & Doodle detail Heather Telford



Stamps: Floral Tapestry, Amazing! (PB)
Dies: Triple Banner (PB)
Inks: Versafine Vintage Sepia (Tsukineko) Vintage Photo, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seeds  Distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Avon Brilliant White 110lb smooth Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper


16 Comments on “Stamp & Doodle”

  1. Judy C says:

    Really pretty card, but looks like lots of work.

  2. Wow! This is gorgeous, Heather! And thanks SO much for these wonderful tutorials! When I create a card and post one I always leave a link to it! You can’t imagine how many people thanked me for leading them here!

  3. Cath T says:

    Neat effect. Looks like a fun, relaxing way to wile away the hours.

  4. konarose says:

    I love the added beauty you doodled around – it’s stunning!!!

  5. Pitchoune57 says:

    gorgeous card, thank you for this step by step, bye from France

  6. Lynette says:

    Oh my gosh – this is amazing! I so enjoyed watching you “doodle.” Your card is awesome.

  7. Elaine says:

    That was a lot of fun!

  8. stonevab says:

    Wow you are an artist for sure . I’m lucky to get the stamp down right .

  9. Saloni says:

    Heather You are a genious in doodling and such a great inspiration always!

  10. Mary H. says:

    Great video and thanks so much for showing how you did this. Certainly made into a most impressive card, and something I would never have thought to do. You’re a true artist! Hugs & TFS

  11. Karen says:

    Wonderful card, Heather! The doodling really makes it a one-of-a-kind. I will have to try this – it looks like lots of fun.

  12. MelanieR says:

    Fabulous card… thought most of it was stamped until I watched the video. Not sure I can even doodle so beautifully. You have such an eye for color!

  13. bowbates says:

    So beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Joan B says:

    Unbelievable. this is gorgeous!!!!!

  15. Parker O says:

    I tremendously appreciate the video. Previous to viewing your exciting card and video tutorial, I never have done anything like this before, but it isn’t difficult at all, and shouldn’t take much time. I mean, lol, look how quick YOU got done. Seriously, I know, from previous art projects, this doodling a card wouldn’t take much time. You’re a doll for helping me with this. Thanks a ton.

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