52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 28 October 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Winter Whispers" Fairy Catkins wreath card

This is project number six using the new release "Winter Whispers" stamp set from Lavinia Stamps, I think this shows how much I like this collection.  It just works so well with the existing Lavinia range.

For this card, I used the Lavinia aperture circle from the "Sticker Stencils - Set 5" with "Lost Shadow" Distress Ink to give a quiet background circle for the wreath.

I then moved on to the stamping, starting with the stamp from the new release called "Fairy Catkins" stamped in Versafine Clair "Acorn" a mid warm brown ink.

Next, I moved on to stamping the leaves using the Lavinia Stamps "Oak Leaves" stamp, stamped in two shades of Versafine Clair Ink:  "Summertime" an orange coloured ink and "Acorn" the brown ink.

I coloured the leaves with a selection of Derwent Inktense pencils and a gold gel pen.

I moved on to stamping the berries, I think this berry stamp came with another Lavinia Stamp, but I don't recall which one.  I stamped the berries in Versafine Clair "Chianti" dark red ink.  Once dry, I then coated the berries in red Posca Pen, adding dots of white gel pen, where I thought the light might hit the berries.

Using Versafine Clair "Summertime" orange coloured ink, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the wreath.  The verse is called "Winter Spice".

Finally, I added some dots of gold gel pen and added a few highlights to various areas of the wreath using a white gel pen.


  1. Absolutely stunning Sam I am inspired by your gorgeous stamping and design here xx

  2. You've been busy Sam,a stunning selection of cards using your New stamps,this autumnal wreath and sentiment is beautiful

    1. Thank you. I think the amount I have made reflects how much I like this release x

  3. I really love seasonal cards with winter foliage, and this is absolutely gorgeous Sam, and love the soft grey circle partially edged with the wonderful mix of foliage and berries, and perfect with the added verse within it. x

  4. Gorgeous wreath card, you have really got a 3D look to the berries.
    Pauline xx