Thank you flowers

Thank you flowers Heather Telford

June is my last month as a member of the Dirty Dozen at Splitcoaststampers. I joined the team in January for my six month term. I have really enjoyed being part of the group and have been stretched by the monthly themes. Some of the themes saw me creating cards I would never have chosen to make otherwise which was a great exercise for me. It was also wonderful to see all the projects created by the rest of the ‘Dirty Girls‘. For the June theme I created a friendship card using the ‘poppy pattern’ background stamp. I turned a left over scrap into the card above.

As you might have gathered I love to ink my stamps with distress stains because the print I get is usually fluid and easy to blend. To stamp the panel above I used the misti and inked the stamp one stain at a time which enable the stains to blend on the paper as each colour was added. I have been enjoying pairing pinks with oranges lately, something I would never do if choosing what to wear, but a combination which I love on paper. I used a pink, a yellow and an orange stain on the flowers, one green for the leaves then added black to the flower centres once the yellow was almost dry. I don’t use my misti all the time but it is so very helpful with large background stamps which I rarely manage to stamp well the first time.


Stamps: Poppy Pattern, Heartfelt (PB)
Inks:  Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint distress stains & black soot distress marker (Ranger) Versafine Onyx Black (ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100%  cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

8 Comments on “Thank you flowers”

  1. every card you make is stunning! This one is so bright and happy – love it!

  2. cherylquilts says:

    Oh, Heather, it’s wonderful when you have a “leftover” as beautiful as this one! I loved your Dirty Dozen card (and just revisited it), and what a simply lovely thank-you note you’ve made! These colors are truly gorgeous together (I agree, I don’t wear them either), and it’s wonderful that the MISTI helps even with these style cards. I still can’t believe six months have passed already, but you’ve really delighted us each month with your amazing work! Thank you. Hugs, sweet friend!

  3. Jan Castle says:

    Beautifully done! I must give this a try….such a luscious look! Thanks for sharing Heather!
    Paper Hugs,

  4. Maria says:

    Hi Heather,
    a wonderful card. Lovely colours together! with red hair ,
    never worn pink,yellow or orange 🙂 Love all your work
    they always so lovely made, tfs

  5. swanlady21 says:

    This is gorgeous.

  6. Paulette S says:

    I might invest in the misit, if I could get results like this! It’s so beautiful, the way the inks blended. Heather, your card art is always Amazing!

  7. Lindsey says:

    This colour palette looks so light and fresh on the card! A beauty.

  8. djkardkreations says:

    This is magnificent, Heather, and what a brilliant tip to use the MISTI to color over in various hues! Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

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