52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Lavinia Stamps Indra and Honeysuckle Card

I had an urge to play with some Lavinia Stamps, so with no agenda I made this card using two of the fewer used Lavinia Stamps I have.

I started by creating the base using two shades of Distress Oxide Inks - Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade covering the surface.  Using a wet fan brush from approximately 10" above the surface I gently tapped the brush to create splatters.  I left them on the surface for about a minute then blotted with a piece of kitchen roll.  This created the bleached droplet effect.

Using the Lavinia Stamps "Honeysuckle" stamp, I multi stamped the image over the prepared background, using a Wow! Clear Embossing Pad.  I then covered the stamped images with Papermania "Enchanted Gold" embossing Powder and heat set.  This resulted in a very subtle stamped image with a little bit of glitter which adds a lovely quiet sparkle to the background.

On a separate piece of card, I prepared a background using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Picked Rasberry, Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Indra" moth/butterfly in Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink on this new background.  I then coated the stamped image with clear embossing powder and heat set.  

I then cut the image using the Brother Scan n Cut SDX1200.  The machine scuffed a little section of the image, I think it was user error as the inked background may not have been totally dry, but I was able to rescue the situation buy cutting off the fine antenna.

To rectify the problem.  I stamped the "Indra" image over the heat embossed honeysuckle and adhered the cut image on the top.

I have deliberately left this card sentiment free, so that I can use it for a suitable occasion at a later date.


  1. stunning combination of colours stamping and that wonderful butterfly

    1. Thank you Meg. I've had both stamps for a long time, but they rarely see the light of day, so thought I'd challenge myself x