Golden Leaves by Heather Telford

Golden Leaves by Heather Telford

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends,
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada (today) or in the U.S. (in November), it is a wonderful day to spend with family and friends.  And for all those that you can’t be with on that momentous day, it is a great time to send a special card to let them know you are thinking of them.

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.

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It is lovely to be posting on the Foiled Fox blog again and to be sharing a project made with Peerless watercolors. In the notes at the front of the Peerless watercolor booklet, they are described as ‘The World-Famous Self-Blending Water Colors. Self-blending? Really? After using them several times I have to admit the blending does seem to keep happening after I lift my brush and the results are soft rich color.
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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.

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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.

 

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As previously mentioned, Heather watercolored her card with the Peerless Watercolors.  Below is a fabulous video that she has created to show you just how she arranged and uses her watercolors.
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Supply List:

Penny Black Grateful Stamp Set
Penny
Black
Grateful
Stamp Set
Fabriano Hot Press Watercolor Paper
Fabriano
Hot Press
Watercolor
Paper
Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper
Arches
Hot Press
Watercolor
Paper
Cream Neenah Cardstock
Cream
Neenah
Cardstock
Peerless Water Colors
Peerless
Water
Colors
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaMark
Watermark
Ink Pad
Versafine Smokey Gray
Versafine
Smokey
Gray
WOW! Gold Rich Embossing Powder
WOW!
Gold Rich
Embossing
Powder
DCWV Textured Paper Pack
DCWV
Textured
Paper
Pack
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6 thoughts on “Golden Leaves by Heather Telford

  1. 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!

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