52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 29 November 2020

Lavinia Stamps "Rue" Birthday Card

This morning I have been in Lavinia mode, making this birthday card.  It has lots of sparkle, which unfortunately the photograph doesn't really pick up very well, so I've made a little video clip of it too.

To start this card, I used "Picked Raspberry" and "Seedless Preserve" Distress Oxide inks through a Lavinia Stamps stencil, called "Pods".  Making it darker at the base and fading out at the top.

I repeat stamped Lavinia "Words of Spring" stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink around the edges.  I deliberately made it light, by second generation stamping, as I didn't want it to be too bold, wanting it to remain in the background, but filling a space all the same.

I used Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink to stamp the Lavinia "Luna Lights" suspended from the top of the card.

Next I stamped the Lavinina fairy called "Rue" and the "Spanish Moss" dangling from the top of the card, in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight".  Using the same ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Vine" at the bottom left of the card.

The sentiment is also stamped in "Purple Delight" and is part of a Personal Impressions stamp set called "Double Sayings".

I then moved on to adding extra detail using a white and a silver glitter Signo Pen and a gold Sakura gel pen.  I used assorted shades of liquid pearls and added some "Crystal" stickles for extra glitter.


  1. This is an absolutely stunning card Sam,the stamping, colours and layout are perfect