Blessings

Blessed Heather Telford

The new leaf stamps and co-ordinating dies from Penny Black are such a treat to use. To create this card of cascading leaves I started by spritzing a 5″x 7″ watercolour block with water. I then inked several of the leaf stamps from the “Lush & Lavish” set with the autumn toned distress stains listed below. I stamped each stamp repeatedly working from one end of the paper to the other so all the intense coloured leaves were at one end and the paler ones at the other. I let the paper dry completely before die cutting three whole leaves and two partial leaves from the intensely coloured end of the paper. I trimmed the other end to be a background for the card. Using the distress inks I sponged the edges of the die-cut leaves to darken them. I arranged and attached the leaves on the background panel, some popped up and others just glued.

To finish the card I cut the word “Blessed” and a border strip from Penny Black fall festival paper. The leaves are just beginning to turn here in Ottawa, there is nothing as intense as the colours in this card but I am looking forward to seeing the gorgeous colours. We have several very large trees in our backyard so once the leaves start turning and falling it goes on for weeks and weeks and weeks.

Supplies

Stamps: Lush & Lavish (PB)
Creative Dies: Autumn Jewels,  Words of Gratitude (PB)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo distress stains & Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo distress inks(Ranger) 
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White 110lb, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper,  PB Mix & Match  Fall Festival paper
Also: Adhesive Sheet & Thin dimensional adhesive squares(Scrapbook Adhesives)

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10 Comments on “Blessings”

  1. Wonderful effects and the colours are gorgeous! I love autumnal colours so much! xxx

  2. Joan B says:

    simply gorgeous! love those colors

  3. Love autumn and to see leaves to fall down… and your card is like this. Gorgeous and wonderful!

  4. shilpa says:

    Gorgeous watercoloring, Stunning card, Heather, love it !!

  5. jmhave44 says:

    Am seeing this pretty set used on a lot of the PB DT blogs, and it is so lovely & versatile. I am really liking the way you’ve used it here with the glorious colors of fall. Truly works well with the Blessed sentiment. TFS & Happy wkend.

  6. jancastle says:

    Simply GORGEOUS Heather!

  7. Lindsey says:

    Perfect autumn card. It will be another week or two for our leaves as well, and then it’s just the long, inevitable slide into winter… 😉

  8. djkardkreations says:

    This is so breathtaking, Heather! The warm colors are perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Tea Troy says:

    Love this card. What did you do for the inside? I’m always at a loss on how to finish it!

    • Heather says:

      I’m not sure what I did inside? Often I just write my message inside without extra design or stamping. It would have been nice to add one stamped leaf inside…


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