52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Forest Leaf" gift tag

Over at Lavinia Stamps this weekend, Tracey Dutton, Jo Rice and Sarah Anderson had a craft off, making a tag using the new Lavinia Stamps "Forest Leaf" stamp, so that prompted me to have a play too, making this tag.

I used a manila coloured tag for the base then used two shades of green and two shades of orange Ranger Archival Inks.  The colours I used are:  Prickly Pear, Fern Green, Monarch Orange and Bright Tangello.

Using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink, I stamped the "Forest Leaf" stamp in the top left corner and then again in the bottom right corner.  While the "Twilight" ink was out, I inked the edges of the tag.

I used Versafine Clair  "Warm Breeze" turquoise ink to stamp the "Winter Spice" verse over the peachy/orange coloured areas.

I then used Versafine Clair "Twilight" to stamp the sentiment, which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set.

I then started to colour the leaves using Derwent Inktense pencils, applied with a paint brush.  I gave the lighter areas of the leaves a few brush strokes of "A Wink of Stella" to give some shimmer to the leaves.

I then used some copper coloured metallic paint and a fan shaped paint brush, tapped to produce tiny splatters of colour across the tag.  I gave the surface a waft of the heat gun to ensure it was fully dry, before mounting the tag on to some dark blue card.


  1. A gorgeous autumnal background for the leaf stamp

  2. Gorgeous use of this stunning new stamp, which I bought on Sunday but haven't had chance to play with yet. I love your colouring on the leaves and background inking.
    Pauline xx

  3. Sam you know I just adore your designs and this is stunning x

  4. I love the forest leaves with the script and such super colours Sam..a really pretty gift tag. x