stillness Heather Telford

After a week of balmy temperatures hovering around zero, we are back to real winter weather again and bright scenes like this one. Winter here is often prettiest when it’s the coldest.

stillness Heather Telford

I stamped and embossed this scene using ‘winter ledge’ and a stamp positioner so I could get the thin layer of snow on the branches. The trick to this is to stamp first in versamark then move the cardstock up ever so slightly then stamp in pigment ink, in this case versafine onyx black. Once the panel is stamped twice you can emboss both images at once. The embossing resists ink once you sponge or paint over the top. I sponged this scene in memento Danube blue ink creating snowy hills behind the branches with post-it note masks.

stillness close up Heather Telford

I hesitate to say that I hope you are all staying warm as I know our family in Australia have been wishing for a little respite from the heat. I hope you are enjoying the weather, whatever the weather, whether you like it or not!


Stamps: winter ledge, snippets (PB)
Inks: versamark, versafine onyx black, memento danube blue (Tsukineko)
Papers: Neenah solar white
Also: clear embossing powder

12 Comments on “Stillness”

  1. desperatehousewifecraft says:

    Thats so beautiful. I would like to try that. So you stamp both at the same time, and then add clear embossing powder on both? Must you use a sparkly clear embossing powder to get the snowy effect?

  2. ahappyscramper says:

    Stunning and love how you achieved the frosty branches. So true about the heat here in Australia – it can go now thanks very much – that’s enough phew!

  3. This is so beautiful! I must try that technique, thank you! xxx

  4. creatingincolors says:

    How beautiful! I love being in the snow when you can “hear” the stillness, and this card makes me think of that. I know my results won’t be anywhere near yours, but I’ve got to try that technique.

  5. Heidi says:

    Beautiful! We haven’t had much winter here yet, but the groundhog just predicted 6 more weeks of it. Not sure what that means! Lol

  6. Ingrid says:

    Absolutely gorgeous my friend! I so love these scenes by you. Can never get enough. 🙂

  7. Pat says:

    These wintry scenes you make are always fabulous Heather and the vivid deep blue looks great and the double stamping so that it looks like snow on the branches stands out beautifully against it. x

  8. Anne Sweeney says:

    Wait what you embossed with clean ? Black ? I’m confessed … Anne

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Heather says:

      Hi Anne,
      I stamped first with versamark then slightly lower with black versafine ink then embossed in clear which covered both the versamark and the black ink.

  9. Lindsey says:

    Another Heather technique I keep meaning to try. (I did try powders on embossing paste today, and except for smearing it in the stencil removal process, ugh, it looked awesome.) Beautiful winter card!

    • Heather says:

      I’m so glad you tried the embossing + powders, it really is a nice technique. Smearing is of course optional! I picked up one bottle of Nuvo crystal drops bottles this week to try. I think I might like them; stay tuned for the occasional dimensional element on future cards!

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