With love, my friend

Delicate blooms Heather Telford

I made this for a close friend of mine who unexpectedly ended up in hospital this week. I am pleased to say she should be home by now. I began by painting a background with blue and red watercolour paints which I left to dry completely. During the whole painting and and stamping process I had the panel turned vertically but when it came to make the card I preferred it in landscape orientation. I inked the brambles stamp in mustard seed distress stain, spritzed it then stamped. The flower heads of the ‘delicate florals’ stamp, I inked in barn door distress stain and the stems in memento espresso truffle marker, spritzed and stamped. The flower heads were quite watery so I let them dry and stamped again over the top to add some details. I ended up keeping the frame made by the tape placed around the panel and popping it up on a card base made from watercolour paper. I have mentioned before how the whole matchy-matchy thing is very important to me so sometimes the card base has to be exactly the same not just close which is what it would be if I used a different card stock.


Stamps: Delicate Florals, Gratitude, Bramble (PB)
Inks: Mustard Seed, Barn Door distress stains, Black Soot distress marker(Ranger) Expresso Truffle memento marker, Versafine Majestic Blue & Vintage Sepia (Imagine Craft/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

17 Comments on “With love, my friend”

  1. Cheryl Kreis says:

    Wow! Another beautiful card. You are such an inspiration.

  2. Pam B says:

    You’ve done it again. Another beautiful card!

  3. LaVon Hall says:

    This one is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Joan B says:

    absolutely gorgeous. again!!!

  5. Pat says:

    This is beautiful Heather and the colours are really lovely. I know what you mean about the mismatch when using different cardstocks, and it can spoil the look of an otherwise beautiful card. Yours looks perfect. x

  6. Micheline Jourdain says:

    This stamp is one of my favorite! Love that card!!! Beautiful!

  7. jmhave44 says:

    Another one of your beautiful soft florals. Just the thing to cheer up a friend, and let her know your thoughts & prayers are with her. Love the way you’ve kept the bright colors of the flowers on that branch – and kept the pretty blue background peeking through as it does. Lovely. TFS

  8. Julie Blake says:

    A beautiful card.

  9. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is so beautiful, and I know your friend will love it (so glad she should be home now). I have this stamp and need to try this technique! I love the effect and the beautiful watercoloring! You are amazing! Hugs, sweet friend!

  10. Love your style and this gorgeous card. TFS . . .

  11. Carol S says:

    What a beautiful, soft and dreamy work of art Heather. I love the little frame on the panel where the tape used to be and I so agree with you about the basecard matching the panel – it’s one of my little bugbears too!

  12. How beautiful, Heather … the different layers of watercolouring add so much dimension … it’s just lovely! I’m so with you on the matchy-matchy thing … just has to be done! Anita 🙂

  13. Sally H says:

    So Beautiful, Heather. Love the colours you used

  14. Neha Bhatt says:

    Jaw dropping gorgeous card, Heather. Love it!

  15. BeverlyBL says:

    So pretty.

  16. Lindsey says:

    I can see this in a vertical orientation, but especially with the sentiment, it looks great this way. Very pretty! I am sure it was appreciated.

  17. Mary stevenson says:

    Love your work.it has made me return to my paint brushes and water. So good.

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