Vintage Birthday

Vintage birthday Heather Telford

This is one of those designs that grew out of a vague idea not a definite plan. The popped up panel is watercolour paper which I taped down to my work surface. I spritzed water onto it before I stamped. I inked the stamp from “Delicate Florals” with Memento Dandelion, Tangelo and Olive Grove markers then spritzed generously before stamping. I restamped without re-inking a couple of times. Next I inked just the flower heads with the markers and stamped them a couple of times. Finally I stamped a little extra foliage. To highlight the flowers a little more I added more colour with the Potter’s Clay marker and the Venetian red watercolour pencil. The background colour is a combination of watercolour pencil splatter and Memento ink mixed with water. While the panel was still taped down I ran an olive watercolour pencil around the edge of the tape then blended it into the panel with a waterbrush.  I added a little extra texture and pattern with the text stamp from the new “Footnotes” transparent set. Once I removed the tape the panel reminded me a little of old postcards so I chose the sentiment from “Sentimental set” because of the vintage style font.


Stamps: Delicate Florals, Sentimental, Footnotes  (PB)
Inks: Memento Dandelion, Tangelo, Potter’s Clay, Olive Grove Markers, Olive Grove & Pistachio ink (Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Watercolour pencils Olive Green 173, Venetian Red 190 (Faber Castell)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Natural White 110lb cardstock

18 Comments on “Vintage Birthday”

  1. Beverly says:

    Beautiful! You do vintage so well. Thank you.

  2. So so so beautiful! Love!

  3. Gabby says:

    Wonderful card, Heather! LOVE the bkgrd, colors and what a beautiful floral stamp. 🙂

  4. stonevab says:

    Oh my ! This is gorgeous !

  5. lindseymp says:

    Wow, Heather, this is gorgeous.

  6. bettijo519 says:

    just such a lovely card and love how you blended the edges for a fantastic touch – thanks for explaining your method of doing this card

  7. You are just the best at watercoloring! This is gorgeous.

  8. Betsy Wilson says:

    Very nice. Looks 3d where you had the tape.

  9. Pitchoune57 says:

    gorgeous card, I love vintage

  10. Laurie says:

    That is really lovely, very inspiring for me. Thanks

  11. LaVon says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!

  12. shirley-bee says:

    Love the depth you’ve achieved, Heather, and it’s still so soft and delicate. Gorgeous!

  13. Chris R. says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  14. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Heather, what a stunning card! I LOVE the vintage feel to this card and how you’ve colored these blooms! Gorgeous! Hugs!

  15. This is stunning! I love it and the sentiment is fabulous! xx

  16. Joyce M. says:

    This is so pretty-love the vintage look and feel.

  17. karrenj says:

    Gorgeous! I love the depth you’ve created.

  18. jillianfoster82 says:

    Love this beautiful vintage look! Congrats on the tweet from Penny Black!

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