Glorious Thankful For You Leaves by Heather Telford

Glorious Thankful For You Leaves by Heather Telford

Hi Everyone,

This week is a very special one. We will be featuring Heather Telford‘s designs three times this week – what a wonderful treat! The theme for the week is “Gratitude – Thankful For You”.  It goes hand-in-hand with the Autumnal season and upcoming holidays. To start things off, Heather is sharing a beautiful background of multi-colored leaves made with the Concord & 9th Thankful Turnabout Leaves stamp set.

Then, to say “Thank You to you, our readers, we appreciate you all so much”, we will be giving away three – $25 gift certificates. Heather explains all the details below.

Hi, my card making friends,

I am very excited to be sharing cards on the Foiled Fox blog three times this week. And it is all in the name of ‘Gratitude’. I am so thankful for the friends I have made through cardmaking, blogging, and artsy activities. I am always happy to hear from you in comments or messages and I love to see what you are creating also. This week I am sharing three cards which express gratitude and the Foiled Fox is giving away a $25 gift certificate to three of our readers who leave a comment here on the Foiled Fox blog or mine telling us something they are grateful for. It does not have to be related to art and craft at all.  You have until the end of Friday, October 5th to add a comment to any of this week’s gratitude posts. We will randomly choose a winner from each gratitude post and announce them on Tuesday, October 9th.

Now onto today’s card. This card features the first ‘turnabout’ stamp I have worked with; it’s called ‘Thankful leaves’ and it’s from Concord & 9th. I worked in my MISTI; the stamp stays in place and the paper panel gets rotated. I was working on a rectangular panel whereas the stamp is designed to fill a square panel. To get around that requirement I just attached my rectangle of hot pressed watercolor paper to a 6″x6″ piece of scrap cardstock and turned that about to do my stamping.

A turnabout stamp has images spread over it sparsely. If you only stamp it once there will be plenty of empty space on your panel but if you stamp it once then rotate your (6″x6″) panel 90 degrees then stamp again the images will fill some more space. If you rotate three times and stamp four times your whole panel will be filled with an evenly arranged pattern.

I worked with four colors of distress inks and used one colour per rotation. Some of the leaves are outlined, others are solid; I blended the stamped ink into the outline images to fill them in. If I needed more ink to fill in the bigger leaves I just pressed the ink pad onto my glass mat which I often use as a palette these days. I also splattered some rusty hinge ink over the panel. I might have even stamped the splatter as the set includes a splatter stamp for those of you who like to control your splatter!

Once the panel was dry I trimmed it and embossed words from the same set in rose gold embossing powder. I know pink might seem an odd color to include in an autumn card but I am quite liking the combo of browns with pink. I matted the panel with pink cardstock and attached to a cream card base.

Thanks for dropping in today; I hope you will enter the give away by telling us something you are thankful for. 


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50 thoughts on “Glorious Thankful For You Leaves by Heather Telford

  1. Thank you for sharing your inspiration! I’m grateful to all those who willingly share their time and creativity so that others can learn and be inspired!

  2. I love Heather’s work and this card is lovely! Great tip about how to use the turnabout on a rectangle card. I am grateful for my family.

  3. WOW, This is GORGEOUS! I don’t have a turn about stamp yet, but this makes me want one! I am thankful for the health of family this fall.

  4. So thankful that, to date, there has been no loss of life caused by the tornado touchdown in Ottawa and Gatineau and that my family and friends are all safe.

  5. Who would’ve thought to add pink to a Fall card! Beautiful combo of colors! I’m thankful for my loving husband!

  6. I am thankful for your talent, Heather. This card is so pretty. I need to get this stamp because I love anything leafy.

  7. I am thankful for my friends and the ability to share my art with them as well as sharing the fun of art we can do together.

  8. Our leaves have not turned here in MN yet but the nights are cooler. Autumn is coming soon. This card is so beautiful. Heather is a master at watercolor and using the colors she did expands our creative experience. I am grateful for every day and the beauty God made in His creation. He is the true Master of Creation.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!! There is so much I am thankful for! The first & foremost though, is I am extremely grateful for my faith in Jesus Christ as my Saviour & Lord. Without it, I wonder how life would be… And, I have to add, I am grateful for you sharing the talent of wonderful card makers.

  10. Wonderful autumn card! I stick my panel on a 6×6 acetate sheet when using the turnabouts.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I’m grateful for my husband who is always so supportive and thoughtful.

  11. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the stamp. I’m very thankful for all my grand-children, who light up my life.

  12. Love the card!! I am thankful for my health. As I get older and watch those around me suffer from declining health, I am grateful that I am in good health and try to work to keep it that way. I am also thankful for those who share their talents with us to provide inspiration for our artistic/crafting endevours.

  13. After having family & friends displaced by Hurricane Florence, I am extremely thankful that they safely made it through the storm and were able to return to their homes.

  14. Love the pink & brown, Heather, & the glorious fall design! I am so thankful that my husband, who has cancer, is still here with me!

  15. Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful fall colors on those pretty leaves!
    I am grateful for my daughter, Melanie. She has been so supportive of me when I really needed her.

  16. you sure made this stamp set look good Heather. the leaves in NE Wisconsin are just starting to turn colors. I am grateful my cat Blue and I survived the apartment building fire we had May 1st. all the residents and pets got out safely. something to be very grateful for this year. thanks as always for sharing.

    1. Hi Theresa,
      Thank you for your kind words about my card. I just tried the stamp again with four different greens. We have a bit of colour around Ottawa but there is still a lot of green. So glad you,all the residents and pets were safe in that fire; how scary!

  17. What a lovely autumn card. I am thankful for all the wonderful ideas you come up with. I am grateful for my wonderful family and friends, as they bring such joy and comfort to my life.

  18. Each day, I have learned, has little joys and blessings…and one is the joy of discovering ‘Creativity’. I particularly appreciate those who share their creativity with me and inspire me to exercise my newly discovered creative side! So, thank you Heather and Foiled Fox!

  19. Fabulous card. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to create and enjoy the creations of others. It always makes me smile.

  20. This is such a beautiful card. Wish I could make one right now. Love the autumn colors. I am thankful for God who is always with me.

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