Roses and wishes

Roses and best wishes Heather Telford

Today’s card is the one which produced the pretty coloured baby wipe that made the previous card possible. The watery rose panel above was initially much larger and there were red roses down below the orange ones. I used the wipe which ended up covered with orange, pink and green stain to clean off the rose stamp after each impression. I can’t really give you a play-by-play for this panel because I just kept on stamping, spritzing, painting and blotting until I ended up what you see above. There is a fine line between a soft blurred floral design and and a mess of washed out colour which some of you might think I have definitely stepped over (hehe) but I like the way the roses bleed into the background and the leaves bleed into the roses.

I cropped the red roses out because they were not so pretty then added a shaped border cut with one of the ‘stitched edge’ dies. I put ‘stick it’ adhesive on the back of the green cardstock before I cut the ‘best wishes’ sentiment which makes it very easy to attach to the card base.


Stamps: Efflorescence (PB)
Creative Dies: Stitched Edges, Wishes (PB)
Inks: Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Forest Moss, Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade distress stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Green paper, Neenah Avon Brilliant White 110lb cardstock

5 Comments on “Roses and wishes”

  1. konarose says:

    Aloha dear Heather, I always love what you create! When I saw this at first I thought it was a photo of a breakfast or brunch sweet lol. Then I read your description and began to understand a little more. Your watercolour techniques mesmerize me. Looking forward to endless projects from you to share with us!

  2. Pat says:

    The colours and the soft watercolour images are beautiful Heather and I love the stitched shaped edge and large sentiment which finishes it so prettily.

  3. Roxy says:

    Stunning love your art always

  4. Your designs are always so unique – a visual tutorial is a must – You achieve abstract watercolor looks through stamping and I don’t know of anyone else who does. Please consider more videos.

  5. Lindsey says:

    Since I can still see the structure of the roses, I think you’re just on this side of the line. 😉 The shaped border sets the watercolour off so nicely, too.

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