52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 5 August 2023

Visible Image Stamps "Daisy Grunge" Smile Card

The heavens have opened and it is bucketing it down this morning, so I decided to make a bright card.

For the very base of this card, I spritzed two shades of Distress Inks (Old Paper and Weathered Wood) on my glass mat and then dragged the piece of white card through the inks.  I ran my heat gun over the surface to dry it before moving on to the next stage.

I secured the Visible Image "Distressed Brick Stencil" with low tack tape over the inky background card.  I then applied three shades of Ranger "Archival Inks", through the stencil with a blending brush, using "Prickly Pear", "Fern Green" and "Monarch Orange" colours.

Lifting the stencil, I then positioned the Visible Image "Honeycomb Hex" stencil and applied some "Monarch Orange" and "Shadow Grey" Ranger Archival Inks, just to give a hint of a pattern.

I then moved on to the stamping, using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green in, I stamped the "Smile" sentiment and the stems for the flowers, using the Visible Image "Daisy Grunge" stamp set.  I then stamped the flower heads using Versafine Clair "Summertime" orange ink.

To colour the flower heads, I used the following Derwent Inktense pencils :Tangerine, Scarlet Pink, Persian Red and Lemon shades applied straight to the card wit the pencil.  Finally, I added some touches of white gel pen and dots of white Ranger "Enamel Accents".


  1. Sam love this stunning design, the beautiful colours and background just gorgeous xx

  2. Beautiful vibrant sunny colours in the image and background

  3. I love your pretty bright daisies Sam and the brick wall and honeycomb hex stencils work so well together and make a great background..this is definitely a 'smiley' card. x