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Love you still

Yellow rose Heather Telford

Today I am featuring another new stamp from the ‘Follow your Heart’ release, this rose stamp is called ‘red blush’ something I did not realise when I designed my yellow and orange card!

I used a stamp positioner for this card so I could create a watery image initially but still be able to add some definition over the top once the first stamping had dried. I began by spritzing water down the left hand side of the panel. I inked the rose with wild honey, peeled paint and forest moss distress stain then stamped it and let the colour blend into damp area of paper. Where the stamp had hit dry paper I used a paint brush to blend colour into the petals, stem and leaves. I let the panel dry before inking and stamping the right hand side of the rose again to add definition. I stamped the sentiment next in vintage sepia ink.

Yellow rose close up

At this point in my creative process I decided to add script background around the rose and sentiment so I masked both with post-it notes and stamped the stamped in wild honey distress ink and lightly spritzed a couple of places. I also sponged wild honey distress ink around the edges then matted the panel in olive green and added some cotton thread wrapped around the bottom of the panel and secured with a bow.

Thank you for stopping by to see my ‘Follow your heart‘ projects. You might have noticed that my projects this week were not strictly Valentine cards more cards that could be given to loved ones any time. Do you make and give Valentine cards?

Supplies

Stamps: Red blush, Forever & Always , Script(PB)
Ink: forest moss, wild honey, peeled paint distress stains, wild honey distress ink (Ranger) versafine vintage sepia ink (Tsukineko)
Also: cotton thread
Paper: hotpressed 100% cotton watercolour paper, olive green cardstock

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4 Comments on “Love you still”

  1. Great technique with the stains, that is Gorgeous!!

  2. Liz in NH says:

    So pretty, lots to learn from, thank you. Yes, I makeand send Valentines, and I love the idea of skipping the red and pink hearts and going for the love. That will be freeing this year. Like the little bit of white thread, too. Very subtle. Nice inspiration, as usual, Heather.

  3. Pat says:

    I love the loose watery look of this rose Heather and the colour combination is really pretty and the script in the background and the sentiment finish it beautifully. x

  4. Bonnie says:

    Beautiful blending of colors!


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