Stamping the stories: Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Heather Telford

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. You recognise this lady of course! I read many of the Mary Poppins books not just the original with the Banks family and enjoyed the movie as well. As a child I had Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane and Michael paper dolls, actually I still have them in the doll box with all their outfits.

This card was fairly straight forward to make. I brayered the sky with pink and yellow from one end of the panel and dark blue from the other. I dotted the sky with a gel pen then stamped outline stamps along the bottom and coloured them in with a black sharpie to change them to silhouettes. I made a stencil of Mary Poppins by printing her picture then cutting her out with a craft knife. Then I sponged through the stencil with black and added a sentiment.

Yesterday a few of you added your favourite imaginative or magical stories in the comments. Winnie the Pooh got a mention as did Harry Potter and Mother Goose. I have one more left to share and it is a huge favourite of mine and has been read or listened to numerous times in our family. It is definitely a classic.


Stamps:  Uptown, Sweet Home, Yuletide Greetings (PB)
Inks: Paris Dusk, Angel Pink, Cantaloupe, Tuxedo Black(ImagineCrafts/Tsukineko)
Cardstock:  Neenah Classic Crest solar White 110lb smooth, Neenah epic black
Also: white gel pen

12 Comments on “Stamping the stories: Mary Poppins”

  1. Ooh, Mary Poppins! I love that film – it’s magical and I still love watching it now! Your card is fabulous and how cool to make your own stencil! xxx

  2. barbcccc says:

    Heather, I’ve really loved your storybook series. Just wonderful!

  3. Cheryl Kreis says:

    Love this! You make us all smile. Thanks Heather!

  4. Pat says:

    A really clever card with the brayered background and rooftops Heather and then your wonderfully stencilled Mary Poppins. I have never read the book but have seen and enjoyed the film many times and with a choir I belonged to we did a medley of some of the songs from the show which was great fun! x

  5. Carol / creatingincolors says:

    Oh my Heather, you are so creative. Another beauty.

  6. canadiancaroline says:

    You are having such fun with this series of cards, Heather! My fave so far has been the Peter Pan pirate ship. One of my favorite series/books as a kid was “the Wolves of Willoughby Chase” by Joan Aiken. An obscure series, but magical, nonetheless. I can picture some black silhouettes wolves scampering over snowy hills with pines in the background…

  7. Marg says:

    What a creative person you are. I love that you made the silhouettes using the star outline first then altering. I loved Mary Poppins and am so enjoying this series of cards,

  8. Sandy Dehon says:

    Wonderful – I think we all love Mary Poppins!
    sandy xx

  9. Lindsey says:

    This is a very creative way to recreate Mary Poppins! And it’s so nice to know a *professional* used a sharpie occasionally, too. 😉

  10. Paulette S says:

    She’s absolutely delightful, Heather! The background really makes her pop, no pun intended. LOL

  11. bethholt4 says:

    I really enjoyed your stamping the stories series. I would love to see more! You are very creative and I love how you were able to incorporate your love for these stories into beautiful cards!

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