Holly heartfelt

 Holly heartfelt thanks Heather Telford

“Holly Heartfelt” sounds like a cartoon character to me! I have paired a Christmas image with a thank you sentiment for today’s card. The PB design team are creating thank you cards this week and next on the PB blog.

I began by splattering some masking fluid on watercolour paper then stamped the ‘holly tweet’ stamp with a combination of  distress stain and markers (the leaves were inked with stain). While the ink was still wet I blended it with a brush to fill the outlines and blend the colours. I used tumbled glass distress stain to paint a soft background around the image. Once it was totally dry I removed the masking fluid dots and added some gold splatter and a sentiment. I thought the gold mat and red card base tied in with the berries, bird and gold dots.

Our tree is lit now awaiting some adornment…it’s beginning to look a little more like Christmas.


Stamps:  Holly Tweet, Heartfelt (PB)
Inks:  festive berries distress marker, distress gathered twigs marker, mowed lawn stain, tumbled glass distress stain, (Ranger) Versafine onyx black ink, memento tuxedo black marker,london fog marker(Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, gold and red cardstock
Also: masking fluid, gold wink of luna pen

4 Comments on “Holly heartfelt”

  1. Gorgeous watercolour Christmas thank you card! I love the cute robin and the flecks of gold with the white spots on the pretty background look fabulous! xxx

  2. Pat says:

    A beautiful watery interpretation Heather and love the colours and such a pretty PB image. x

  3. Bonnie says:

    That does sound like a cartoon, Heather, but it doesn’t look like one! Another beautiful masterpiece!

  4. craftytreen says:

    I love this card. I have tried again to do this and just haven’t mastered it. lol after Christmas, I will try again. right now i’m die cutting like a lunatic. lol soon i’ll be stamping and coloring. i’m having fun. i’m way behind so i’m not trying anything i’m not sure I can do. soon i’m going to go back and watch every video that you have done with this technique. thanks for sharing it with us. its so lovely and sweet
    hugs, treen

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