52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 30 June 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils Christmas Botanicals "Snowberries" Card

The weather here seems to have reverted to a more Autumnal feel with it being blustery and raining.  I think this has swung me into Christamas mode!

I started with a 6x6" piece of white card.  Using Versafine Clair "Cheerful", I stamped the sentiment, which is part of the Sweet Poppy Stencils "Festive Phrases" stamp set.

Using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink, I multi stamped the Sweet Poppy "Snowberries" around the "Merry Christmas" sentiment.

I used "Fern Green" Archival Ink to blend the edges of the card, then edged it with Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.

To colour the leaves, I used Derwent Inktense pencils, using "Fern" as the base layer then adding highlights using "Beech Green".  For the branches I used "Baked Earth".

At this stage, I decided I wanted the sentiment to be golden, so went over the stamped image with a metallic gold pen.

I then coloured the berries using "Antique Linen" Distress Oxide Ink, applied with a brush.

Finally, I went around the majority of the leaves using a gold shimmer gel pen.


  1. Absolutely amazing Sam love the gorgeous colours you used, most stunning card x

  2. The frame of leaves and berries is fabulous Sam and I love the creamy colour you have given the berries using Antique Linen DOx ink, and a great sized sentiment to finish, and a wonderful idea to change the colour using a gold pen. x