52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencil "Thistle Stem Stamp" Card

Last week, I entered an Instagram competition to "like, tag & share" their post regarding the release of their new stamps.  I was thrilled to receive a message to say that I was one of the winners.  Today I received my three stamps from the new collection.  I opted for the Foxglove, Poppy and the Thistle Stem. 

Today has been a bit busy, so I didn't get to play with the stamps till late evening.  I decided to use the "Thistle Stem" stamp first, stamping it in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, then colouring the image using Derwent Inktense pencils, sometimes applied with a paint brush and sometimes as a pencil.  I also used a gel pen, a 2B pencil and a Posca Pen.

In the background, I used a Sweet Poppy stencil called "Grid Plate" with "Weathered Wood" Distress Oxide Ink, blending tout he colour from right to left.

Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words - Birthday" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.


  1. How lucky to win these beautiful Sweet Poppy stamps Sam, and the resulting card with the thistle and small grid stencilling looks so elegant and pretty. x

  2. Your thistle and other stamps you won are beauties Sam, love this card and look forward to seeing the other stamps when you use them