52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Thursday 2 February 2023

A sparkly Lavinia Stamps "Darcy" card

I have made a super sparkly card and the photograph just doesn't do it justice, so I've made a little video clip to share its full beauty.

I started this card by heat embossing the Lavinia Stamps "Star Cluster" using Wow! clear embossing powder.

Using a clending brush and "Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide Ink, I gently blended the colour from the edges towards the middle, going very lightly over the heat embossed stars so that the colour was hardly visible.  I then gave the stars a light rub with a soft cloth to remove any ink that may have settled on the surface.

Using a fan shaped paint brush and a little bit of water, I added splatters to the area around the star cluster, then blotted with a piece of kitchen roll.  This gives a lovely delicate detail to the background, without it being too obvious.  I then gave it a quick blast with the heat gun to ensure the surface was dry.

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Darcy" figure in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.

I then used the Lavinia "See a fairy, make a wish" verse with Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink, stamped in second generation to add text to the area around Darcy and the Star Cluster.

I used a piece of torn copy paper and Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink with a finger dabber to ground Darcy and to create the impression of the landscape behind her.

I used a gold shimmer gel pen to outline Darcy.  I then used a silver glitter gel pen and a white Signo pento add a few dots of white and silver to the star cluster and to the wing area of Darcy.

I edged the card using "Chipped Sapphire" Distress Oxide Ink and then mounted on to a dark blue card then on to a white card blank.

Using a Quickie glue pen, I added a few dots of glue then added a very light sprinkle of Lavinia Holographic silver glitter.  Finally adding a few holographic silver stars I've had in my stash forever.


  1. A beautiful magical card Sam

  2. Sparkly Darcy Sam, brilliant card with the shiny stars x

  3. This is such a cute image and a really pretty sparkly look Sam and I love the subtle word stamping and spattering around the image, and the Blueprint Sketch looks great..a beautiful card! x