52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 25 January 2020

Funky Fossil Designs January 2020 New Stamp Release - Blooming Birthday

It's Saturday 25th January which is lauch day for five fabulous new clear stamp sets from Funky Fossil Designs.  For this card, I have used the new "Blooming Birthday" set.

I started by creating the background using the Funky Fossil "Petal Burst" stencil in a different way to how I would usually use it.

Petal Burst Stencil

I lay the stencil on a piece of plain copy paper and lightly ran an assortement of Distress Ink colours over the surface of the stencil.  I then spritzed the inks and lay a piece of card over the inked stencil.  The soft fragmented image transfers to the card.

I stamped half of the "Blooming Birthday" flower garland in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  I then stamped the flower heads in a purple colour on plain white card, coloured with felt pens then fussy cut and adhered into position.

I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Clair "Fantasia" purple ink.


  1. the soft background colours are fabulous against the vibrant flowers and leaves

  2. Love the background of this card but unfortunately cannot see the stencil. But I am sure it is gorgeous..

    1. I've not used the stencil in the normal way. I've inked the stencil up, then placed the paper on top of the stencil so that the image you see is the negative of the stencil. You would normally just fill in the gaps of a stencil. (The white areas in the background are usually the ones that would show the colour). Sam x

  3. Your background is just fantastic, I'll have to give this technique a try! The colours are so bold and vivid, and mix beautifully, perfect with these pretty florals! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous card with the stencils and stamps!

  5. A beautiful design that lets the stamps speak for themselves. That stencil is gorgeous too. Think that will be going on my wish list.

  6. What a unique way to use that stencil! This is such a beautiful, colorful card and lovely combination of techniques.