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. I’ve never seen anyone with the surname Telford before, other than Thomas Telford of course, his namesake town being 20 miles away from here…!

  2. I really enjoy checking out the blog each day…there is always something new to inspire me to try out!

  3. I just love the pattern you have made with the fern stamp. The colours too. It would make awesome material for a dress or skirt. Love the card. The white bird really jumps out at you.

  4. Lovely card today. I always love new techniques to try out with my Distress products! Happy crafting!

  5. Heather makes the most interesting cards! Thank goodness her blog is still sending out posts to her email subscribers, or I would not know since your blog is no longer sending them.

  6. AWESOME!! CONGRATS!! LOVING your AMAZING Card for today!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Design!! I LOVE the Foliage and the Colors that you’ve used!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  7. Awesome Technique, love the idea of using negative and the die cut on the same card… very interesting. Also have to say that the background is very beautiful. Thanks for Sharing.


  8. Heather, gorgeous design and I love the colors you chose. Shows very clever use of elements. Love it!

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