Poppy gems 1

Poppy gems browns Heather Telford

Over the next week or so you are likely to see the new ‘Poppy gems’ stamp a few times. I have already stamped it in four different colour schemes and varied the mediums and styles. This one is by far the ‘busiest’ and is quite the contrast to the clean and simple stamping I have been sharing lately.

I created this earth toned panel initially with just brown and black but after doing most of the blending with water I decided to add a bit of red to the petals over the brown. I stamped with distress stain and pulled it into the petals and leaves with a paint brush. I added black with the elegant writer pen which bleeds pink and green tones when wet. I decided to add the text details after the flowers were finished keeping it loose and watery with the addition of water to both the stamp and panel. I stamped the text upside down the first time so I had to make it blurred so my error would not be less noticeable!

I die cut a few flourishes with the new ‘flourish and butterflies’ die and attached them to the base for a tone on tone detail; you can just make it out in the photo below. The sentiment is stamped on a tag from the new ‘ gift card pocket’ die.

poppy gems die cut detail Heather Telford

Thanks for dropping by; I hope you are enjoying a relaxing weekend.


Stamps: Poppy gems, footnotes, snippets (PB)
Dies: flourish & butterflies, gift card pocket
Inks:  festive berries, mustard seed, vintage photo distress stains & ink (Ranger) black elegant writer pen (Speedball)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, brown cardstock

28 Comments on “Poppy gems 1”

  1. creatingincolors says:

    This card is a beauty! I love the earth tones, the color of the flowers, the blurry background – it all works together so well. Beautiful work, as always.

  2. Stunning! Always enjoy your work!

  3. ednamburgess says:

    Such a pretty card. Love the way you did the poppies and the background also. Edna

  4. Darlene L says:

    Outstanding. This card really speaks to me.

  5. donna says:

    i love this! Wow, stunning card

  6. Clelie says:

    This is over-the-top exquisite!!! You are amazing and I love your talent! 🙂

  7. craftytreen says:

    such a gorgeous card. i love it!

  8. Anne Sweeney says:

    HEATHER : D Wowzers .. Are you joking .. This is unreal .. It’s like the most perfect card .. This has just blown me away .. Right when I think I’ve seen your best.. Bam ,you sent this out .. Hats off .. I can’t even stop looking at it ..yours in Christ and ink Anne

    Sent from my iPhone


  9. Joan B says:

    Pick me up off the floor. oh, to have your talent!!

  10. Ingrid says:

    What a gorgeous creation! Don’t you just love it when the unexpected turns into something so special! You really turned it into something beautiful. Love all the little details. 🙂

  11. Très belle création, de très belles couleurs différents qui donnent un résultat époustouflant. Bravo

  12. Pat says:

    Beautiful as usual Heather and the browns give it a vintage feel, but that touch of red just warms it up perfectly. x

  13. Micheline Jourdain says:

    Perfectly… just perfectly. !!! Love that card so much!

  14. Heidi says:

    Gorgeous! Who would have thought they would look so good in brown tones! Very nice!

  15. memalagene says:

    OH my goodness! This is GORGEOUS!

  16. Char says:

    This is stunning; you really should frame it and keep it, Heather. I would love to have just a little bit of your talent. 🙂

  17. suemcrae says:

    Love these earthy tones!

  18. Sherry Rose says:

    Heather, this is just beautiful. I just love your work!

  19. Stunning! Such beautiful colours xxx

  20. Claire Lapierre says:

    WOW! this is just awesome! if you give a class on this card I am willing to travel from Quebec to your place for sure. Count me in.
    regards, Claire Lapierre St-Bruno Quebec

  21. Sandy Dehon says:

    Why say more than Beautiful! BEAUTIFUL!!
    Sandy xx

  22. Ellie Knol says:

    WOW, what a beauty… LOVE the coloring, in conjuction with the earth tones!

  23. Lieve says:

    Great background for the warm-coloured poppies ! Your card is a real beauty, a piece of art !

  24. […] Poppy Gems return today but in a more traditional colour scheme than last week’s card. I stamped with liquid watercolour paint on this panel, a technique not unlike what I often do with […]

  25. love everything about this card! Awesome!

  26. dannylion says:

    I can’t imagine the feeling of the person who received this card! This is spectacular! What a beautiful image – and the overall look is stunning! If you are i invited to the white house for the Presidents birthday (gift mandatory) — the card alone is gift enough!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

  27. […] I added some lines using the ‘library card’ stamp then splattered and blurred the stamping in a few places. I was happy to find some blue ribbon in just the right tone and some linen twine for a little accent on the side. You can find my earlier ‘vintage watercolour’ cards here:birdhouse, butterflies, tulips, jubilance, poppies. […]

  28. Daria says:

    I agree with all the other comments. This is a fabulous card, and I love the way you do your vintage coloring. Incredibly beautiful.

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