52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 18 December 2022

Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous "Pressed Foliage CMS376" Card

I feel like it's ages since I made a card, as I've been making the tags, so I addressed that this morning making this card using a handful of Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz products. 

Using Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink, I stamped the leaf, (Part of the Stampers Anonymous "Pressed Foliage CMS376" stamp set), I then stamped the leaf again on a Post-It note, cut around the leaf and used that as a mask to cover the leaf on the card.

I used three Archival Inks (Pink Peony, Violet and Forget-me-not) through the Stampers Anonymous "String Layering Stencil THS103".  I thought the colour looked too vibrant, so I dulled it down by using "Watering Can" Archival Ink through a section of another Stampers Anonymous stencil (THMM101, sorry I don't know what it's called).  This produced the more muted look I was after.

Removing the paper mask, I coloured the leaf using three shades of Derwent Inktense Water Colour pencils (two blues and one green), applied with a brush.  I went around some of the edges of the leaf using a 2B pencil as I wanted it to stand out a little more. I then splattered fine dots of white paint across the surface of the card and added a few dots of black Posca Pen too.

Finally, using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, I stamped the "Just for you" sentiment, which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set. 


  1. Love the colours you used in the pencilled background and the beautiful stamped leaf

  2. Stunning Sam amazing colours and love the derwent inktense pencils. I have the TH ones too but prefer the derwent more x

    1. Hi Annie, I also have the TH ones but the Derwent ones are my go to, even though I love the colours that match the range of the TH ones x

  3. What a fabulous stamped leaf Sam, and the shading with a pencil really makes it pop...I love the background too. x