52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 21 January 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Just For You" Maple Leaf Gift Card

You know when you need to write a little bit more on a gift card, but you don't want a full size card and a standard gift card is too small?  That was the situation I was in, so I made this in-between size card which is ideal for the job. 

I started by lining up three rows of masking tape and then lifting the middle strip to reveal a line of white card.

I used three shades of archival inks, starting on the left hand side using "Shadow Grey".  In the middle I used "Sky Blue" and on the right hand side "Leaf Green", ensuring each colour blended seamlessly into the next.  I then removed the two remaining strips of masking tape.

Using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink in first and second generation stamping, I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Maple Leaf" and the "Mini Maple Leaf".

I used Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink to stamp the "Just For You" sentiment which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Heartfelt Verse" stamp set.

Finally, using a gold shimmer type gel pen  and a white gel pen, I added details to the leaves and dots around the foliage.


  1. Love your choice of colours,the greens are fresh against the panel

  2. I just adore these maple leaves as a frame on this card Sam, and the masked strip inked in those lovely soft ink blended colours is an ideal backdrop for the added words. x