The card we are presenting today is done by the extremely talented, Heather Telford of Bits and Pieces blog (www.cards.heathertelford.com). Heather is renowned for exquisite watercolor projects and this Thanksgiving card is no exception. She has created a vision of beauty using the Penny Black Grateful Stamp Set and Peerless Watercolors. She has even created a video on how she created her watercolor paletted and used her Peerless Watercolors. It is simply brilliant. Be sure you don’t miss it. It is featured after her card below.
I chose to stamp on hot pressed watercolor paper as I often do so the detail of the leaves would be complete. Hot pressed watercolor paper is very smooth. I stamped the leafy stamp from the Penny Black ‘Grateful’ set in Versamark and embossed with WOW! metallic gold rich embossing powder. I used yellows, oranges and some warm brown tones of peerless watercolors and a small brush to paint the leaves. I chose the neutral peerless gray paint to fill the background, keeping it darker around the leaves and varying the intensity elsewhere.
I chose to stamp the sentiment from the same set in gray ink and used my MISTI to repeat the stamping until the color was dark enough. I chose cardstock in a coordinating color to mat the panel before attaching it to a cream card base.
6 thoughts on “Golden Leaves by Heather Telford”
Heather always has such beautiful work to share! I have had my eye on those peerless watercolors for a while. After this post, I may have to dive in! Thanks for sharing
I absolutely love the gold embossing! The perfect fall card!
I just love the look of the Peerless watercolors in combination with the gold embossing! Gorgeous card!
Gorgeous fall colors on this beautiful card! I love the detail in the embossed leaves! I have not used the Peerless Watercolors before but I’m anxious to get some and try them out! Also thanks for Heather’s tip about using the hot press paper!
Such an elegant, beautiful card!!
Stunning card!!! I am new to Peerless Watercolors, but would love to try them now. Thank you very much.
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