52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Pipin" Congratulations Card


I've gone for a "CAS" look for this card. I rummaged through my box of dies, which I rarely use and really should make more use of them, settling on the Memory Box "Small Circle Burst - 98480" running it through my "Big Shot".  I then ran it though with another piece of card so that I had two central circles.

I mounted the white die cut card on to a piece of navy blue coloured card and then mounted it on to a white card blank.  I adhered one of the white circles the middle of the design.

I then stamped the "Congratulations" sentiment, which is part of the Simon Says Stamp "Tiny Words - Birthday" stamp set, which I stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.

I then moved on to the spare white circle, using a pale blue and pale green Derwent Inktense pencil and applying a wash across the circle using a paint brush.

I used one of the Lavinia Stamps hares from their "Wild Hares" stamp set with "Pipin", both stamped in second generation stamping using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I then topped up the colour of the stamping using Van Gogh Pastel Pencil.  I used white, yellow and orange Posca Pens to create the impression of flowers.

Finally, I edged the circle with Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink and adhered it on to the card using foam pads to elevate the central area.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Sam simply beauitful CAS design and love the cute image xx