Golden tones

Golden Tones Heather Telford

Perhaps the extremely cold weather we’re having at present is making me reach for warmer colours. The last three cards I’ve posted have featured warm golden tones. This card was stamped with two stamps from the new transparent set ‘flower sparks’. It is the first time I have used the set and I discovered it’s a clever little set. There are ten flowers in the set and each one is on a long thin stem which you can bend this way or that before you stick it on your acrylic block. With that kind of flexibility you end up with way more than ten stamps! Cool huh?

I used the same two stamps over and over but bent the stems different ways each time. I began with a piece of white cardstock flecked with masking fluid. Over that I stamped several flowers in antique linen distress ink. I chose a position for my light source and sponged antique linen, wild honey and vintage photo distress inks over the panel. When the sponging was done I added more flowers with the two darker inks. I grabbed a couple of watercolour pencils to flick spots of brown and honey colour in a few places before removing the masking fluid. It is matted in a textured brown cardstock then popped up on a natural card base.

Hope you’re staying warm.


Stamps:  Flower Sparks, Heartfelt, Footnotes (PB)
Inks:  Antique Linen, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo distress inks(Ranger)
Cardstock: Neenah Natural White 110lb cardstock, Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock, Brown textured cardstock
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

16 Comments on “Golden tones”

  1. naylogan says:


  2. Shirley says:

    Heather, I absolutely love this card. I love all of them, but this is special.

  3. Pat says:

    I love the golden tones Heather and the little white flecks with the masking fluid really add interest to the background. The layering of the colours is just perfect! x

  4. Bobby says:

    You make it look/sound so simple, Heather, but the results are stunning.

  5. Maria says:

    Beautiful card Heather, gorgeous colours togerher

  6. Gorgeous. Love your cards. I always learn something new from your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Anja says:

    Amazing designed card.
    HUgs Anja

  8. Lindsey says:

    What a lovely, serene-looking sympathy card.

  9. Beautiful card. It’s amazing what you can do with just one stamp.

  10. Kristine Vencel says:

    What a clever way to make a card that really pops!

  11. Angela says:

    You are just amazing, Heather. I wish you made video’s of your beautiful work!!!

  12. Karen says:

    So pretty! Thanks for the tip about bending the stems. I was drawn to the set, but thought it looked a bit to “stalky” to be useful. I now see just how wrong I was. I see this set in my collection in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. fabiola says:

    Heather, c’est une merveille, tu me donnes del ‘inspiration, biz

  14. […] release. These flowers are from the ‘Flower Sparks’ set which I had dipped into to make this card but had not used the other eight flower stamps.  I used markers to ink the stamps and stamped on […]

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