52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Wild Poppies" Sympathy Card

A quick sympathy card from me today.

Using low tack tape, I masked off a vertical striped area for me to work within, to ensure I didn't get any ink where I didn't want it.

I used "Chrome Yellow" Ranger Archival ink with a blending brush to fill the stripe.

I lay the Lavinia Stamps "Elegance" stencil over the top of the card, securing with a piece of tape.  I then used "Orange Blossom" Ranger Archival Ink through the stencil, again applied with a blending brush.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink, I stamped the tall Lavinia "Garden Poppies" and then the "Wild Poppies" below them.

While the black ink was out, I stamped the sentiment, which is part of a Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words".  

To ground the poppies, I used a black pastel pencil.  I then added a few touches of white gel pen to the poppies too.



  1. A CAS design,perfect for your sympathy message

  2. Beautiful CAS card Sam - simple is always best for these sad cards i find, and the 2 poppy stamps work so perfectly together.
    Pauline xx

  3. The poppies are beautiful Sam and perfect for a sympathy card, and love the stencilled background in that vertical masked off strip.. a great CAS look. x