52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 4 March 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Winged Heart" Steampunk card

Today, I received delivery of my new Lavinia Stamps goodies.  A few days ago, they released eleven new stencils and twenty-three new stamp sets.  The stamps are on a steampunk theme.  The stencil designs are fabulous and I'm sure they will be appearing in lots of my future makes.

Here's a short video clip of the card, as the photograph doesn't really show the clear embossing of the cogs to the side of the wings.

On a gel plate, I brayered Lime Punch and Bermuda Elements Inks.  Using a fan paint brush, I splattered some water on to the plate.  I then added some "Confetti" elements inks to my glass mat, added a little water then used the fan paint brush to splatter coloured droplets of water on to the plate.  I popped a piece of white card on to the gel plate, smoothing the surface of the card so that it had full contact with the gel plate, then lifted the card to reveal the image.

I used the heat gun to dry the surface of the card, then cut the piece of card down to size as it was an odd shape.

I stamped the text in the middle of the card using the Lavinia Stamps "Steampunk Script" stamp with Versafine Clair "Charming Pink' ink.

I used the new Lavinia Stamps "Honeycomb Stencil" with "Pink Peony" Archival Ink in a few areas around the text. I then used another new stencil called "Waffle" with "Vibrant Fuchsia" and "Plum" Archival Ink in other areas.

Next I stamped the central "Small Heart" over the text using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, to get my placement for the wings.  I then coated an off-cut of card in "Peat Moss" Archival ink, ran an antistatic bag across the surface, then stamped the heart using Wow! Clear Embossing Ink Pad, I then coated the image with "Wow! Rich Gold Super Fine" embossing powder and heat set.  Once cooled, I fussy cut the heart, edging the heart with Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink and set to one side.

Returning to the card itself, I used Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink to stamp the "Angel Wings Large", I quickly coated the stamped wings with Wow! Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

I dusted the surface of the card with an anti-static bag again then usine Wow! Clear Embossing Ink and Wow! Clear Embossing Powder I stamped and heat set the cogs, from the "Cog Set 2" stamp set.

Using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink, I stamped the numer 4, which is part of the Lavinia "Numbers" stamp set.

I edged the card with Versafine Clair "Charming Pink" ink then a very thin edge of Versafine Clair "Glarmorous" pink ink.  I then adhered on to pink card and then on to a white card blank.

I added some touches of metallic gold to the wings using a gel pen. then added a few dots of glue to stick the chain in to position.  Returning to the heat embossed heart, I added some foam pads to the background and adhered over the grey stamped image of the heart.


  1. This is beautiful Sam and thanks for the extra photos showing the background and the added stencilling and text, and the heart, wings and chain topper is fabulous over the top. x