Reflections Heather Telford

What started out as a brayering experiment turned into a simple peaceful scene, perfect for the sympathy card I needed this week. On top of some splattered masking fluid I brayered memento summer sky ink and memento London fog ink with overlap of the two colours in the middle.  I positioned a frisket film mask across the panel and stamped trees in both grey and black ink. Next I positioned the mask over the stamping so I could stamp in the reflecting water. Because the frisket film is transparent I was able to line up the trees when I stamped them as reflections. I also added a bit of sponging at the edge of the water.

When I came to finish the card I tried adding some cord and ribbon but nothing was quite right. I settled on some very thin strips of the same black cardstock I used to mat the panel.

Stamps: Prancers, Eloquence (PB)
Inks:  Memento Summer Sky, London Fog, Tuxedo Black(Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock, black cardstock
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid, Grafix frisket film

20 Comments on “Reflections”

  1. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Heather this is just stunning. Yes what a perfect sympathy card. I think the thin black stripes are a very elegant way to finish this off.

  2. Beautiful card and scene!

    • Mary Jensen says:

      So Amazingly Beautiful, I love it!! Thanks for sharing you talent! I’m always excited and grateful to get your emails! Take Care Heather 🙂

  3. Heather, once again, you knock me out of my socks!!! Stunning!

  4. KatieP says:

    Heather, beautiful and poignant card. Perfect for a sympathy card. And, yes those little strips are so right. My parents are in their 80’s and my mother remarked that most of the cards she sends out nowadays are Sympathy ones.

  5. Rob Keogh says:

    Heather, this is an absolutely perfect sympathy card. Beautifully done, the black strips are just the perfect finishing touch. I like that you don’t have words on it too. When I make such a card, I like to let the stamping say it all on the front of the card which you have done so well.

  6. jmhave44 says:

    Very serene & perfect as a comforting card of care & sympathy. TFS

  7. Rob Keogh says:

    Sorry, I meant to say that I like that you don’t have the word “Sympathy” on the front of the card.

  8. Lindsey says:

    This is a perfect sympathy card. Beautiful serene scene and lovely sentiment. Although unfortunate you had need to make one — I’ve needed a number myself recently.

  9. Liz in NH says:

    Seriously, I took one long look at this card and turned the computer off and walked away. Can something be TOO beautiful? Of course, I came back and spent much more time with it. The stars’ reflections in the water do me in. Thank you, Heather.

  10. Clelie says:

    Heather, I don’t know how you do it…it is just amazing! I bought a bottle of masking fluid this week…I am alittle scared but ready to play! 🙂

  11. Just love it! Thanks for sharing! >

  12. Lisa says:

    I love this card and the techniques that you have used. It is a beautiful card that could go some many ways. I am sure the recipient of the card took comfort in t

  13. Marjan says:

    Heather, I love your techniques with ink etc. I can really learn a lot from you! Thank you for that and for the inspiration.

  14. Angela says:

    always such stunning cards!!! I purchased some masking fluid yesterday and can not wait to try this technique!

  15. Heather, you make the most beautiful cards. I would love to watch you create this one.

  16. Christine Kosmak says:

    This is a beautiful, serene card. Perfect for the occasion!!! TFS!!!

  17. Bobby says:

    This is so beautiful. I can’t believe how adding those little strips of black really make the card complete.

  18. Tirpuunen says:

    This is, once again, marvellous! So very beautiful and serene.

  19. fran says:

    One of the prettiest handmade cards I have ever seen, wonderful job, thank you for sharing it and giving me inspiration to try something like this. Sorry you had to make a sympathy card.

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