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!
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.
Thanks for reading today and thanks to Heather for being our guest!
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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.
Wow! Great card! Would love to see a video on this
Great card Heather! I never think to use my die cuts like that. Thanks for the inspiration!
What an awesome background!
Love the colors you used and taking the die and using it twice is ingenious. I think I will case this card.
Love how the negative cut stands out against that lovely inky background. Gorgeous
What wonderful layering and color choices… beautiful.
This card is so stunning. I love the watercolour style and the use of both the negative and positive of the die.
Really cute card. Love getting ideas from the blog. Thank you!!
Heather works magic with ink and water! This is amazing.
I love the colors you used and the beautiful layers you created.
Stunning card! I love Heather’s work, she always inspires me.
I love how the background turned out. The colors work together so well.
I like what you did with the “Fronds” stamp. And I love how you took the bird/branch and moved it. So cool.
Amazing color layering!
Love the colors you chose. Super card!
I love the color combination and how soft it looks.
What a beautiful, artistic card!!
Your card is amazing!
I love this technique!
Love the colors and the clever use of the the die and it’s negative.
Beautiful. Great technique post. Love the colours. Tfs
That’s gorgeous! Definitely going to try this!
Love the background, and the way you used the bird & branch twice-lovely result!
Very interesting card. I too would like to see a video!
Nice technique and great background!
Gorgeous card. Love how you made those leaves.
Hi Heather – welcome! Love your card – and thank you for the inspiration :)
beautiful card. can’t wait to use that background stamp!
I love everything sbout this card!! The colors combined with the stamp and dies reminds me of the islands. Love love love it!!
This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE IT!!! :D
Wowzer! Another Heather masterpiece!
Forgot to say, I didn’t know the Distress Stains could be used to ink a stamp. Now maybe I’ll use mine!
Very unique use of ink.
Beautiful blend of Distress inks on this card!
I am always inspired by Heather’s gorgeous cards, and am thrilled that you spotlighted her work on your blog!
What a beautiful card! I love the blues and greens.
Love the card. The colors are fantastic. The background is very unexpected from just looking at the stamp.
Beautiful card by Heather–she takes water-colouring to a whole ‘nother level. She also lives in the same city as me and gives classes! Woot!
Great technique, I specially love the texture gives to the card
Beautiful card. These colors together go so well together. Thanx for the idea!
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!
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!
I love all of your cards – your artistry is amazing! Thank you for the new idea.
I love the earthy look to this card. Beautifully done.
Love this technique, simple but looks sophisticated!