52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 18 July 2023

Visible Image "Creative Chaos" Birthday Card

I have been away at the caravan for over a week.  I didn't take any crafting things with me and boy have I missed it.  So of course, as soon as the first load of washing was in the machine, I sat down at my craft desk! 

I needed to make a birthday card, so decided to do that first to get it out of the way, then I feel I can create without any pressure.

I stamped the flower from the Visible Image "Creative Chaos" stamp set using Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.  I then stamped the flower head on a Post-it note, fussy cut around the edge and stuck the post-it over the flower head on the card.

I then used Ranger "Prickly Pear" Archival Ink through a section of the Visible Image "Seeing Stars" stencil, fading out around the edges.

I removed the stencil and the mask and then stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, part of the Visilbe Image "Go To Words" stamp set, using Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink.

To colour the flower head, I used a Derwent Inktense pencil called "Pink Flamingo 0405" applied with a paint brush, diluting the colour initially and then building the colour up in areas.  I then added some white gel pen to lighten a few areas.


  1. Love your delicate colour and colouring on the beautiful flower,the stencilled background shows it off perfectly

  2. I have always admired this VI flower which you have coloured so prettily Sam, and the stencilled background just faded out works really well. It is good to have a break from things sometimes, and we have just returned from two weeks away and I am finding it difficult to get going again for some reason. x

    1. Thank you. I hope you have had a good time. Hope you get back to your crafting soon x