52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday, 20 June 2022

Bucket Hat for sunny weather



When I knew that the weather was going to be hot last week, I planned to sit out and enjoy it.  However, I burn easily and wanted a hat.  As I had Covid I wasn't able to shop for a hat so made a bucket hat following an Youtube tutorial by Love Crafts,  Here's the link if you want to have a go yourself.

I think if I were to make it again, I would make it a little smaller, but the instructions are really easy and clear to follow. I used some fabric I had purchased from Aldi to make the hat.

Unfortunately, my hat must have jinxed the weather as the next day was overcast with rain.  At least I have it for another sunny day,

Continuation of The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt



Back in 2015, I started a hand sewn patchwork project with lots of fussy cutting, consisting of making interlocking rosettes made of hexagons.  After a while, I went right off it and the quilt got stuffed in the back of a cupboard.




Roll on seven long years I got to thinking about the project and decided I could do some hand sewing in the caravan.  It was hard to pick up where I had left off, after such a long time, but I did and I am slowing making progress with it.  I've been sewing while I have had Covid, I've not fancied and paper crafting since being poorly.  Fortunately, I am now on the mend.

This is where I am up to on the patchwork quilt.  The rosette at the top of the screen needs another round of hexagons on it and will then be attached to the piece below.



Thursday, 16 June 2022

Covid apologies

Just a quick post to apologise for not posting recently.  I have been away but now have Covid. At the moment I can not think about crafting, I just want to sleep.

Hopefully, I'll be back to normal soon x

Monday, 6 June 2022

Sweet Poppy Stencil Belated Birthday Card



I've used a couple of Sweet Poppy Stencils (SP6-122 and SP1-269) to create this card using Ranger Archival Inks. 


I used the following Archival Inks through the "Plaid" background stencil:  Buttercup, Chrome Yellow, Sunflower, Tiger Lily and Bright Tangelo, using "Plum" Archival Ink through the floral stencil.

I've used a gel pen to add some golden shimmer, unfortunately the photograph doesn't pick any of it up.  As it is not sunny outside, I've not been able to take a video clip of it either.

For the sentiment I have used a stamp by Simon Says Stamp from their "Tiny Words - Birthday" set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Chianti" dark red ink.

Sunday, 5 June 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Fantasea" New Baby Card



This evening I had a play, making this baby card.

I masked a circle area off in the middle of the card blank, then used the stars, part of the Lavinia Stamps "Words 2 Stencil", using three shades of Ranger Archival Inks (Chrome Yellow, Vivid Chartreuse and Garden Patina).

Removing the circle mask, I shaded the white circle using "Sky Blue" Ranger Archival Ink. I then stamped the Lavinia "Fantasea" boat using Versaifne Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the sentiment, which is part of a Personal Impressions stamp set.  I used one of the hares from the "Wild Hare Set", setting him in the boat, using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I coloured the central image using Van Goch Pastel Pencils.  I used a white gel pen to add highlights.

Lavinia Stamps "Dancing Till Dawn" Card



Today I've opted to make a card with white space.

I've used two shades of Ranger Archival Ink (Vivid Chartreuse and Sky Blue) through the Lavinia Stamps "Ambiance" stencil fading the colour out towards the edges to create the background.

Using Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Dancing Till Dawn" fairies. I created a landscape for them to stand on using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, using the same ink to stamp the "Heartfelt Verse" sentiment.


Saturday, 4 June 2022

Tag Book Cover for "24 Days of Tags 2021" Challenge with Karen Telfer



I am trying to tick off things on my list that need to be done/completed.  One of the items was to make a cover for the 2021 "24 Days of Tags" challenge with Karen Telfer.  I had made all the tags, mounted them on to black card, but never got round to making a cover for them.  So I decided to address that today. 



I used the Lavinia Stamps "Confetti" Elements Inks with their "Splendour" stencil to create the background design.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Bell Flower Vine" stamp, colouring with Distress Oxide inks applied with a brush.

I die cut the 24 and printed the text on the computer before mounting and adhering on to the tag.


Lavinia Stamps "Maka the wolf"" and the owl card



I don't usually make cards for other people.  I don't like the pressure it puts me under and there is obviously the fear of disappointment that I've not made what they wanted.

Last night I received a message asking if I could make a wolf card for a special occasion in a month.  I reluctantly agreed.  As I was up early this morning, I decided to make the card, so it was done and out of the way, instead of me spending time fretting about it.  This is the card I made.

I used a spray ink Dylusion spray ink background from my stash that I had made some months previously. I used my Van Goch Pastel Pencils to add a bit more colour to a few areas too.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink with an assortment of Lavinia Stamps, including "Maka the wolf", Woodland Fern, The Red Pines and Foliage Set. I also used Gel and Posca Pens for colour and highlights.

I used a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words Encouragement" also stamped in "Nocturne" black ink.


Friday, 3 June 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Seeing is believing" tag



I've had a few days off crafting recently as we have had family visiting.  Today I had a need to stamp, making this tag.

I used a background from my stash, which I'd created by mopping up surplus Distress Oxide inks from my craft mat.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the two Lavinia Stamps "Seeing is believing" fairy and the "Wild Poppies". I then used the Lavinia "Ambiance" stencil to add a subtle detail around the stamped area.

I used a mask to create the moon with archival inks around the edge and added a few touches of a white Van Goch Pastel Pencil to lighten one side.

I used a white gel pen to highlight areas and to add some white dots around the poppies. 

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Love &" Anniversary Card



Celebrating our anniversary today.  I used two stencils by Funky Fossil Designs and one of thier stamp sets to make this card.

I lay the aperture of the "Woodgrain Hearts" stencil over a piece of card, taping it into position.  I then lay the "Sweet Hearts" stencil over the top and applied Archival ink, using five different shades and moving the stencil with each colour so that the heart shape was almost filled with colour.

I used the Funky Fossil "Love &" stamp set to stamp the sentiments using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Foxes" Card



After the last card I made, I had an idea of how to use the new Lavinia Stamps "Replenish Stencil" in an alternative way, so of course I had to give it a try!

Using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown Ink, I multi stamped the Lavinia "Tree Branch".  I then loosely shaded the sky area around the branches using Distress Oxide inks.  I then created the landscape in the foreground using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink. 

Using the new Lavinia Stamps "Replenish Stencil" and various shades of green Archival inks I created the look of leaves around the tree branch.

I then started to stamp the foxes, using both "Fox Set 1 & 2", in three shades of Versafine Clair Inks.

I used various Lavinia foliage stamps in the foreground and then added detail to the foxes and tree branch using Van Goch Pastel Pencils, Posca Pens and Gel Pens.

Lavinia Stamps "Bron" on a Brusho Background



Before I went out this morning to visit a friend, I had just enough time to finish this card. 

I used a Brusho background from my stash that I had made some months ago.  I then used an Archival Ink through the new Lavinia Stamps stencil called "Replenish" which has a lovely elongated multi heart design.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" to stamp "Bron" the fairy, the "Tree Branch" and the foliage.  Using Van Goch Pastel pencils, Posca Pens and Gel Pens for colouring and highlighting areas.

Monday, 23 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Star" birthday card



Super talented "Eilleen Godwin" recently made a tutorial to make a Christmas card using the stars from the new Lavinia Stamps "Words 2" stencil.  I decided to put a spin on it and make a birthday card.

I masked off an area on the card, then I used three shades of Archival Inks:  Buttercup, Manganese Blue and Vibrant Fuschia through the stars on the new Lavinia Stamps "Words 2" stencil to fill the area between the two pieces of tape.

I stamped the birthday sentiment, which is part of the "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set, stamped in Versfine Clair "Nocturne" black ink. I used a Posca Pen to add white splatters across the surface of the stars. I covered the edges of the stamped area with a black pen and then added three dots of Ranger Enamel Accents.

Lavinia Stamps "Trinity" on a Lattice stencilled background



Another make using one of the new Lavinia Stamps stencils that were released last Friday.

I have used two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Saltwater Taffy and Weathered Wood) through the new "Lattice" stencil for the background.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp "Trinity" the fairy, Free Your Creativity sentiment and the Flutterbies.

I stamped the flowers from the "Flora" stamp set in Versfine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I added highlights of colour using gel pens.

Lavinia Stamps "Wild Poppies" on a Devine Stencilled background



Continuing my play wih the new Lavinia Stamps stencils, I made this card. 

Using the "Divine" stencil I partially heat embossed a section of the card using Wow! Embossing ink and their "Mistletoe Magic" embossing powder.  

I then used three shades of "Elements Inks" Pine, Blue Lagoon and Russet Orange for the area that wasn't heat embossed.

Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink to stamp the "Wild Poppies" and the sentiment, which is part of the "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set.

Lavinia Stamps "Eden" on an "Ambiance" stencilled background



I was stalking the Postman this morning, waiting for the delivery of my Lavinia Stamps order of the new stencils, released last Friday.  Fortunately, I didn't have too long to wait and made this card.

I used the Lavinia "Lime Punch" Elements ink through their new "Ambiance" stencil for the background.

I stamped the Lavinia "Eden" the fairy, Pipin and the "Heartfelt Verse" sentiment in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.

I used Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink to stamp the flowers using the "Foliage Set" and the "Mini Stars" around the fairy.  Finally, adding touches of colour using Posca and Gel pens.


 

Lavinia Stamps "Fip" and "Brodwyn" Card



I was awake stupidly early this morning, so decided to get up and craft, making this card using Lavinia Stamps.

I used Distress Oxide Inks through the Lavinia Stamps "Tall Leaf Mask/Stenci" in the background.  I stamped "Fip" and "Brodwyn" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink and the "Birch Tree" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Bella" Tag



I've used my Lavinia Stamps this morning to make this tag. 

For the base, I used a background made from mopping up pink and yellow inks from previous projects.  I used Versafine Clair "Monarch" purple ink to stamp the following Lavinia stamps". Bella, Floral Wreath, Meadow Mushrooms and "Mini Stars". 

I used Van Goch Pastel Pencils, Posca Pens and Gel Pens to colour the image.  I then used two shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve) through the Lavinia Stamps "Flourish" stencil.

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Funky Fossil "Mini Daschunds" stencil Card



I've used a Brusho off-cut from a previous project for the central area of this card.  I used the Funky Fossil Designs "Mini Daschunds" stencil with Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.  I used the same ink to stamp the sentiments, which are part of the Funky Fossil "Happy Words" stamp set.

Funky Fossil Design "Fern" on a polka dot background



For this card, I've used "Bundled Sage" and "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide Ink through the Funky Fossil Designs "Large Polka Dot" stencil.

I've used the Funky Fossil "Ferns" and the "Small Print 2" sentiment stamp set, both stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.  Finally, adding splatters of "Vintage Photo" Distress Oxide ink over the surface.

Friday, 20 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Stag" in the mist card



I've been playing with my Lavinia Stamps again today, making this card featuring the very majestic looking stag.

I used two pieces of masking tape to protect the edges of the area I would be working on.  First I created the background using three shades of Distress Oxide Inks:  Weathered Wood, Bundled Sage and Speckled Egg. 

I've used two shades of Versafine Clair (Nocturne and Morning Mist) for stamping the following Lavinia Stamps:  Stag, Foliage Set, Red Pine, Small Branch and Woodland Fern.

To create the misty look, I used a finger dabber with Hero Arts "Unicorn" white ink.

 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Funky Fossil "Stripey Meadow Silhouette" Card



This afternoon, I pulled a couple more Funky Fossil Designs stencils from my stash to play with making this simple card.

I masked off the edges of the card and used Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" through the "Simply Stripes" stencil.  Using Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink through the Funky Fossil "Meadow Flower Silhouette" stencil.  I used the same ink for the sentiment, which is part of the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set.

Lavinia Stamps "Floral Spray" Card (credit to Eileen Godwin for her tutorial)



I was at a loose end this evening, so watched one of Eileen Godwin's tutorials, called "Abstract Circles".  I have used different inks and different stamps but the idea is all Eileens.

I used three shades of Archival Inks for this card: Cornflower Blue, Sunflower and Poppy.

I used a retired Lavinia Stamp called "Floral Spray" and a sentiment from their "Heartfelt Verse" sentiment stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I have used "Victorian Velvet" Distress Oxide Ink to colour in the flower. also using a black and a white pen and Enamel Accents for the large black dots.


Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Rotated Blockade Stencil" card



I decided to have a play with the Funky Fossil Designs "Blockade" stencil to see how I could use it other than filling the gaps with one colour. 

I picked four shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple). 

I used tape to hold the stencil in place, then used the lightest ink to fill in all the stencil gaps.  I then lifter the stencil, rotated it by a quarter and used the next shade of ink.  I did this four times till I had used the darkest shade.  

To top the card, I used the Funky Fossil "Hello Sentiment" die and adhered over the top of the stencilled background.

Lavinia Stamps "Stag in the moonlight" card


 

This morning, I received a small order from Lavinia Stamps, as I needed a few bits and bobs, which included the "Stag" stamp, which I thought I had, but could not locate.  I wasted no time in having a play session with the stamp making this card.

I've used a Brusho background from my stash as the base, adding areas of ink through the Lavinia Stamps "Posy Stencil".

I have stamped in various shades of Versafine Clair ink (Monarch, Nocturne and Acorn), using the following stamps:

  • Stag
  • Small Branch
  • Foliage Set
  • Woodland Fern
  • Red Pine
  • Small Fairy Fir
I also used Posca Pens, Gel Pens and Van Goch Pastel Pencils to highlight areas.

Lavinia Stamps "Rory and Darcy" Card



I've used the Lavinia Stamps "Charming Stencil" with four shades of Distress Oxide Inks for the background colour (Antique Linen, Victorial Velvet, Tea Dye and Wild Honey).

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" and "Morning Mist" to stamp the details, using the following Lavinia Stamps:

Rory & Darcy Set

Elm

Birch

Fairy Hive Set

Mini Stars Pound Stamp

Heartfelt Verse Sentiment


 

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Funky Fossil Designs "Love &" Water Colour Lines Card



This morning I have played with a Funky Fossil Designs stamp set and stencil to create this CAS card. 

I used eight shades of Distress Oxide Inks( Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Festive Berries and Candied Apple), through the Funky Fossil Designs "Watercolour Lines" stencil.

I then used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink with the Funky Fossil Designs "Love &" stamp set to stamp the words and heart.

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Phoenix" SP1-136 Card



For the background of this card I have used a background made from mopping up Distress Inks from previous projects.  A real mish-mash of colours that I felt would likely only work with something black on it.

I decided to use the Sweet Poppy Stencil "Phoenix" (SP1-136) stencil with Versafine Clair 'Nocturne" black ink through the stencil, applied with a blending brush.  

I used the same ink to stamp the Lavinia Stamps "Dream" sentiment, which is part of the "Inspire Me" stamp set.  Finally adding a few splatters of black and white Posca Pen paint.

Monday, 16 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Zelith" underwater scene card



I've used the beautiful Lavinia Stamps "Zelith" stamp as the main feature of this card, along with an assortment of others at the base (Urchins, Marine Kelp, Foliage Set and Twisted Vine Set) stamped in Versafine Clair Inks.

In the background, I have used the "Lime Punch" and "Graphite" Elements Inks through the Lavinia "Coral" stencil.  I have also used Posca and Gel Pens for extra detail.

Sunday, 15 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Snails" card



Thumbing through some of my backgrounds I have made previously, I came across one that caught my eye.  I'd used Dylusion Spray Inks and as the sheet was quite large, I decided to cut it in half before I started this project.  This is the half that I used, I then cut it down further to create a 4" square.



The colours of the sheet made me think of a night scene, so I went in that direction.  Masking off a moon and filling the circle with white and light yellow Pan Pastels and then used Van Goch Pastel Pencils to add shading to the moon.

I then stamped part of the Lavinia Stamps "Creeping Vine" and then both the snails from the "Snail Set" in Versafine Clair 'Nocturne" black ink.

I then stamped the "Spring Trees" in Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink.  Next I stamped the foliage in the foreground, using the "Foliage Set" and the Woodland Fern" stamps.

I used a white Signo Pen, a gold shimmer gel pen and some Posca Pens for extra detail.

Lavina Stamps "Maple Leaf" Card



I made a quick and simple card this morning using two sizes of the Lavinia Stamps "Maple Leaf" stamps and one of the "Heartfelt Verse" sentiments.

Stamping is in Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink in first and second generation stamping on a "Chrome Yellow" Archival Ink background.

I have used touches of a white and a metallic gold pen to highlight areas of the card.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Sweet Poppy "Blissful" Stencil three ways



Today I have made three items using the same Sweet Poppy "Blissful" stencil. They are all quite different so I decided to show them all together.

The top left has a folk art feel where I've used a gel plate background.

The bottom left has a fresh clean and simple look to it, with stamping in Archival Inks.

For the tag on the right I have heat embossed both the stencil image and the sentiment.

Sweet Poppy "Blissful" Stencil heat embossed gift tag



Well I didn't tidy my desk away and after dinner, decided to use the Sweet Polly "Blissful" stencil again, this time heat embossing using Wow! Jealous Guy embossing powder.

I used the same embossing powder for the Waffle Flower "Happy Birthday" stamp from thier "Essential Sentiments" stamp set.

Sweet Poppy "Blissful Stencil" CAS Card



As the Sweet Poppy "Blissful" stencil was still out on my desk from the earlier project, I decided to use it again, this time making a CAS card - a total contrast from the previous one! 

I used two shades of Archival Ink:  "Prickly Pear" for the lighter shade and "Leaf Green" for the darker. I then used the remaining ink on the blending brush to give background colour on the leaf corner.

I used Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink for the "thinking of you" sentiment, which is part of the Waffle Flower "Essential Sentiments" stamp set.

Finally, I used "White Opal" Liquid Pearls to add extra detail to the foliage.

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Blissful" on a Pan Pastel background



Up early this morning as I couldn't sleep, so had a play with Sweet Poppy Stencils making this card. 

I found a gel plate background in my stash that I had made months ago, using Pan Pastels.  I thought it had quite a rustic look to it, so I paired it with the Sweet Poppy Stencil called "Blissful" using Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze' Ink to give it a more folk art look.

Around the edge of the card, I used another Sweet Poppy Stencil called "Grid Plate" with the same ink.

I added splatters of white and black Posca Pens and then highlighted areas using a gold gel pen.

Friday, 13 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Gaggle of Geese" on a Brusho background



I've had a few days away in the caravan, so while the third load of washing is in the machine, doing its thing, I thought I would have a play with my Lavinia Stamps.

I found a small off cut of a Brusho background from a previous project.  I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Gaggle of Geese" and the "Just for you" sentiment (part of the Heartfelt Verse stamp set) in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

I used "Warm Breeze" Versafine Clair ink around a moon mask and also around the edge of the inner area.  Using a black pastel pencil, I created a reflection of the bank the geese stand on.

For the border, I used "Spiced Marmalade" Distress Oxide Inks through the Lavinia Stamps "Abstract" stencil/mask, then added splatters of the same ink.

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Tree of Dreams" on a Brusho background



Today, in total contrast to the black and white card I made yesterday, I have used a background from my stash with a whole rainbow of colours courtesy of Brushos. 

I used the Lavinia Stamps "Tree of dreams" stamp as the main focal point, stamped in Versafine Clair 'Nocturne" black ink.  While the ink was out, I stamped the sentiment "Once upon a dream" in the same ink.

I added a landscape and then foliage using "Purple Delight" and "Monarch" Versafine Clair Inks.  I used the following Lavinia Stamps fro the foliage area:  

  • Berry Leaves
  • Spanish Moss
  • Foliage Set
  • Silhouette Grass
I added highlights of colour using Posca Pens, Gel Pens, Pastel Pencils and Liquid Pearls

Monday, 2 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Finn" and the "Cherry Blossom" in monochrome



I decided to create a monochrome scene using Versafine Clair "Noturne" black ink and "Morning Mist" grey ink.  I also used pencils and a white gel pen.  

I used the following Lavinia Stamps to create this scene:

  • Finn
  • Cherry Blossom
  • Cherry Blossom Tree
  • The Crow Set
  • Tree Scene
  • Small Trees
  • Woodland Fern
  • Small Branch
  • Foliage Set

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Fairy Dandelions" Birthday Card



A simple birthday card featuring Lavinia Stamps.

I've used Versafine Clair "Monarch" and "Charming Pink to stamp the following Lavinia Stamps:

  • Fairy Dandelions
  • Lunar Buds
  • Floral Set
  • Heartfelt Verse
There is a little bit of sparkle on the card, where I have used a glitter gel pen, sadly the photograph doesn't pick up that detail.

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Penny Black "Distinctive 40-831" Cling Stamp card



I've been out and about today, so not really had a proper crafting session, but did make this card using a Penny Black "Distinctive 40-831" cling stamp, stamped in various shades of Memento Inks (Spring Pansy, Lulu Lavender, New Sprout and Pistachio).

Around the edge of the card I have used "Shabby Shutters" Distress Oxide Ink to pull the eye into the card.

I have used the Penny Black clear stamp set for the sentiment called "Not older, better 308-96", stamped in Versafine Clair "Purple Delight" Ink

Friday, 29 April 2022

Lavinia Stamps "Ariel" and a dancing "Moo" Mouse



More Lavinia Stamps today, this time using "Ariel" and "Moo the mouse".

I've used a Brusho background I prepared a while back.  I have used three shades of Versafine Clair Inks:  Warm Breeze, Blue Bell and Twilight to stamp the following list of Lavinia Stamps:

  • Ariel (small)
  • Minnie & Moo
  • Red Pine (small)
  • Foliage Set
  • Fairy Wishes 
I have also used Posca Pens and Gel Pens for added highlights

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Sweet Poppy Stencil "Maple Leaf" with Lavinia Stamps "Bron" the fairy



Today I received an order from Sweet Poppy Stencils, as I could not resist some of their new release products! It would have been rude not to have an immediate play, so I made this card.

I have used two shades of green Lavinia Elements Inks (Lime Punch and Olive) for the background of the maple leaf which is a Sweet Poppy Stencil SP6-125ML.  Around the edge of the leaf, I have used "Confetti" Elements ink.  While I had the "confetti" ink out, I used another Sweet Poppy Stencil, which is a small maple leaf, adding the detail around the edge of the card.

I then turned to stamping the leaf area.  I used Lavinia Stamps "Bron" the fairy as the main feature.  I also used the following Lavinia Stamps: Small Branch, Gyp, Bubbles, Berry Leaves and Foliage Set.  All stamped in Verafine Clair Inks.

I further stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Maple Leaf" and their "Mini Maple Leaf" around the edge of the card in Versafine Clair "Chianti".  Finally using Liquid Pearls, Posca Pens and gel pens to add extra detail.


Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Lavinia Stamps heat embossed "Elegance" stencil card



I have continued to play with heat embossing on and off today.  Here's another card from the session.

It's a simple card using the Lavinia Stamps "Elegance" stencil with Wow! Embossing "Sea Mist" Embossing Powder which I've heat set. It has a lovely sheen.



I've used the "Heartfelt Verse" sentiment, staped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.

Lavinia Stamps "Heartfelt Verse" heat embossed birthday card



This morning, I have been heat embossing, creating this card. Unfortunately the sparkle doesn't really show very well in the photograph, so I took a little clip of it in the sunshine.



I've used three Lavinia Stamps for this card.  "Heartfelf Verse" for the central sentiment.  In the background I have used two Lavinia pound stamps, the "Mini Orbs" and the "Mini Dots".

I have used Wow! Embossin ink pad and "Rich Gold" embosing powder.  I have also used a Papermania "Enchanted Gold" embossing powder, which gave a little sparkle to the central area of embossing on the blue section.