52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 7 February 2023

Funky Fossil "Shellebrate" postage stamp card

I've had a few days of no crafting but lots of reading, which has been lovely, but this afternoon I had the urge to make something, so created this card using a selection of Funky Fossil Design goodies.

I started by die cutting the inner and outer edge of the postage shape stamp, using the Funky Fossil "Happy Mail Die Set" with white card.

Using the inner piece (the one with the straight edges), I stamped the snail from the Funky Fossil "Shellebrate" stamp set, using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. I then stamped the same image on a post-it note, fussy cutting the shape to create a mask for the snail, which I lay over the stamped image on the white card.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink I stamped the Funky Fossil "Wonky Candles".  I then lifted started to colour in the background, using a mix of "Tumbled Glass" and "Twisted Citron" Distress Oxide inks.  

Next, I lifted the mask and started colouring in the snail, using a mix of Distress Oxide inks (Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Mowed Lawn and Blueprint Sketch) and an assortment of Posca Pens.

I coloured the candles using various colours of Posca Pens, then outlined the snail using a fine point marker pen.  I grounded the snail using a pastel pencil and added some white highlights to various areas.

I used "Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide Ink to edge both the inner and outer areas of the two die cut pieces of card.  I then mounted the coloured image on to the perforated edge and stuck it on to a white card blank.  

The sentiment is part of the Funky Fossil "Small Print" stamp set, which was stamped in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink. 

Finally, I added Ranger "Glossy Accents" to the eyes and the shell of the snail and set aside to dry.  This created a more three dimensional look to the card.


  1. Your card made me smile,a brilliant layout,stamps and colouring

  2. The snail is so cute Sam, and the wonky candles make a great background, and all so prettily coloured, and layered on the postage stamp die cuts, and the Blueprint Sketch is such a lovely colour to use to ink blend around the edges...a brilliant fun card. x

  3. Sam this is so cute, what a fabulous stamp with the wonky candles and most adorable snail x sorry had to remove a comment I pasted a link by error...x