Thanksgiving mini cards

leaf mini cards Heather Telford

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians; chances are you are enjoying leaves in pretty colours like I am these days. I keep reaching for the filigree leaves set at the moment because it has six lovely leaves which can be stamped simply to feature the pretty filigree patterns or used as I have here to stamp an outline which can be painted for a more realistic leaf look.

brown leaf Heather Telford

My process for creating these three mini cards was as follows. I masked a square on cold pressed watercolour paper then inked the leaf stamps with two or three distress stains. I stamped then used a paintbrush to blend the colour and fill the leaf. Where necessary I added water but I worked quickly enough to mainly just move the stain. When the leaf dried I splattered some stain over the top and once that dried sponged a little ink around the perimeter to frame the leaf. (I did film myself on periscope using this technique and these stamps. Please be aware that the quality on periscope is not like youtube but you can get the idea of this process at the beginning of the broadcast)

green leaf Heather T

Each card is 4″x4.5″ and the squares have 2 7/8″ sides and are popped up on fun foam.

Red Leaf Heather Telford

I stamped the sentiment with versafine inks rather than distress because they do such a good job with fine lines.

I hope you are having a wonderful day; thanks for visiting.


9 Comments on “Thanksgiving mini cards”

  1. Pat says:

    Such pretty watercoloured leaves and blended backgrounds Heather and love the way you have masked the square and raised them up on the base card. Really elegant ‘thank you’ cards.

  2. They are beautifully done, Heather! I always love seeing your cards and how artistic they are. Thank you for sharing the video how of how to create these leaves 🙂

  3. Bonnie says:

    These are so pretty, Heather! I love the smaller size and of course your beautiful painted leaves. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Beverly Robinson says:

    I meant to say that she has a periscope video of her technique. B

    Sent from my iPad


  5. Lindsey says:

    So creative the way you’ve taken detailed stamps and used them to create such natural-looking fall leaves. Surprisingly, our leaves are still largely green with some yellow starting. I’m waiting for the red maple leaves!

  6. Roxy says:

    Beautiful fall color leaves

  7. tami says:

    I love the leaf watercolor cards Heather! I love the freehand watercolor look & the colors from the stains, just amazing! I finally purchased a few bottles of the distress stains altering watching you all these months, your cards are stunning! I always steered away from the stains but to see how gorgeous your projects are with the stains I had to purchase a few, well 9! so far….. 🙂 I’m sure I will totally enjoy them! Thanks so much for the periscope as well!! Please do more videos!!!

  8. […] its shape not its pattern. To see cards I’ve made in the past with this set click over here, here and […]

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