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Designer Spotlight; Heather Telford

August 21, 2012

Heather Telford

How/when did you begin stamping? I started stamp as a teenager because I loved making my own cards. I got back into it as an adult about 10 years ago.

What is your favorite technique/style? My favourite technique is to mask an area on my cards and complete my stamping inside the mask, usually using sponging to define the edges.

What Penny Black product are you most drawn to? I am drawn to silhouette stamps, particularly nature ones because they are perfect for creating landscapes.

What do you do when you’re in a stamping ‘slump’? When I am in a stamping slump, I browse other people’s creations, on their blogs, in galleries and on Pinterest.

How would you describe your craft space in three words? My creative retreat.

What would be your advice to beginner stampers? Buy 1 set of sentiments, one set of images, white cardstock and a few colours in both ink and cardstock. It is amazing what you can do with limited supplies. As you start stamping you will work out what you want more of, and what doesn’t appeal at all. Also, browse the blogs for ideas.

Do you have any questions for our readers? Are there any techniques you would like to learn how to do?

SUPPLIES: Winter Berries, A Wish for Peace. Inks: Memento Bahama Blue, Rhubarb Stalk,Tuxedo Black Memento Marker, Versamark, Clear Embossing powder.

You can view more of Heather’s work at her BLOG.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Gibmiss permalink
    August 21, 2012 12:41 am

    Hello Heather
    Gorgeous work you are sooo Good at these cards … Love it…
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  2. August 21, 2012 2:23 am

    Striking landscape & I love the snow drifts & the pop of those berries. I’ve dabbled in so many techniques what I need most is to practise. Thanks for all your hard work Heather with tutorials etc……
    Paula (PEP)

  3. August 21, 2012 4:49 am

    Love your masked and inked cards. You make the scenes look so real. TFS

  4. janet Wilson permalink
    August 21, 2012 4:54 am

    Absolutely stunning 🙂

  5. Brenda permalink
    August 21, 2012 4:59 am

    This card is stunning… A WOW factor

  6. August 21, 2012 5:00 am

    Beautiful sponging and love Heather’s one layer design style displayed on this sample. The one layer makes quite a statement. Fun Q&A time with the PB designers 🙂

  7. August 21, 2012 10:22 am

    Oh yes, more video tutorials on this fantastic sponging technique…PLEASE. It is so awesome, and really enhances these PB images. Thanks.

  8. donna mikasa permalink
    August 22, 2012 12:32 pm

    Love Heather’s style–so classy!

  9. Susan permalink
    August 22, 2012 1:06 pm

    Wow Heather — that card is stunning! I would certainly love to learn how you did that! So nice to learn a little bit more about you.

  10. Linda C. permalink
    August 22, 2012 2:31 pm

    Heather you always blow me away! This card is art!

  11. Aundria B. permalink
    August 22, 2012 7:58 pm

    What a gorgeous card! Would love to learn how to make a card like this. the embossing and the masking I understand but how to apply color like this is what I’d like to learn most.

  12. Brenda permalink
    August 27, 2012 4:39 pm

    I wish I had had your suggestions when I first began! Maybe I wouldn’t have so much seldom touched stuff.

  13. Bahb permalink
    August 28, 2012 9:51 am

    It would seem easy to mask off an area where you will be sponging, but I begin with a grid and ruler, then fiddle with using scraps or post-its, and end up knowing the area I’m wanting to sponge has no landmarks for masking exactly right, and if the masking isn’t exactly right, might as well not even START the project.

    Would love a vidwo showing exactly how you decide on and place your masks..

    OR you could instead just keep producing more examples of your exquisite work because no matter my masking, I’m never going to approximate the gorgeousness you create anyway.


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