Heartfelt Thanks

Hi readers! Happy Sunday! Please join me in welcoming first time guest designer Heather Telford! I hope you will join me in giving her a BIG & warm Simon welcome, by commenting on this post and thanking her for this fabulous inspiration today!

I’m so fortunate to have such wonderful people in my life that I find myself frequently needing a thank you card. I love this design and technique by Heather and might just have to give it a go!

Read on to learn the technique & enjoy!

_DSC3733 Fronds card

I started by inking the “Fronds” background stamp with distress stains, spritzed it lightly with water then lay my white panel on top of the stamp. Once the panel was dry I added some text using a stamp from the “Love Chapter” set. I sponged some soft color onto the panel with distress ink. Finally I flicked some distress stains over the panel for a splatter effect.
_DSC3732 Fronds panel
I cut the “Perched” die from the panel (splitting it in two) then attached the two sections to the white card base to reveal a negative bird on a branch. I then attached the die cut bird and branch lower down the panel with foam tape and a stamped a sentiment.
_DSC3734 Fronds card detail 1


Thanks for reading today and thanks to Heather for being our guest!

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  1. What an amazing card. There is so much depth. It looks like light is coming through the branches. Amazing technique. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Love the colors you used and taking the die and using it twice is ingenious. I think I will case this card.

  3. I like what you did with the “Fronds” stamp. And I love how you took the bird/branch and moved it. So cool.

  4. I love everything sbout this card!! The colors combined with the stamp and dies reminds me of the islands. Love love love it!!

  5. Love the card. The colors are fantastic. The background is very unexpected from just looking at the stamp.

  6. Welcome Heather your card is stunning I appreciate the step by step instruction on how you created this card hope to see more of your creations soon tfs!

  7. What a cool card! I especially like the addition of the die-cut bird lower on the card. It kind of blends into the background, so you might not see it immediately. But then, when you do, it’s like a nice, extra surprise. Thanks so much for sharing this card & the how-to!

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