52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 5 July 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Leaf Aperture Stencil" Life Is A Journey Card

Today, I received my order from Sweet Poppy Stencils, which included their new "Rose Leaf Aperture Stencil".  I obviously wasted no time in trying it out, making this quick card.

I used a page from an old road atlas as the base for this card.  Laying the "Rose Aperture Stencil" over the top.  I applied three shades of Versafine Clair green inks to the leaf shape, starting with "Verdant", the lightest, then "Shady Lane" and finally "Rain Forest".

I then stamped the "Life is a journey" sentiment over the top using Versafine Clair "Rain Forest" ink.  At this stage, I realised that the atlas page was behaving a little differently to the card that I normally stamp on.  The ink was sitting on top rather than being absorbed and drying.  I wafted my heat gun over the surface then set it aside for a couple of hours.

Returning to the leaf, I used a fine tip black pen to outline the leaf.  I then mounted it on to a piece of green card and then on to a white card.


  1. What a great idea to use the map page as a background to this pretty leaf stencil and I love the sentiment you used too, and looking closer I was absolutely amazed to see that this is a map of the area I live in...what are the chances of that...lol. x