52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 6 April 2024

Lavinia Stamps Snailcap Mushrooms Card


In recent weeks, I have seen many ink pad cards inspired by Sarah Anderson, so I decided to make one myself.

I used Distress Oxide "Antique Linen as the background ink of choice for my central square, pulling the colour from the edge towards the middle of the square.

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Snailcap Mushrooms" in the new Versafine Clair colour called "Sand Dune".  I created masks for the mushrooms, then lay the Lavinia Stamps "Laurel Stencil" over the top, applying another new Versafine Clair coloured ink "Avocado" through the stencil to give a subtle pattern.

While the masks were in position, I stamped the foliage using the Lavinia Stamps "Thimbleweed" stamp with Versafine Clair "Avocado" green ink.

I used another new Versafine Clair ink colour, called "Portobello" to stamp the tiny bits of script, using the Lavinia stamp set called "Psychic Signs".  I used the same ink to stamp the word "Hope" which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Blessings" stamp set.

I used Derwent Inktense pencils, a 2B pencil and a white gel pen to colour the mushrooms and to add highlights to various areas.


  1. Sam oh gosh this is so admirable love the whole design and the sand dune stamp pad is now one I need ... xx

  2. I love the fun shape of the toadstools like wonderful snail shells and the new ink colours are so pretty..a terrific spring card. x