52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 4 September 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Pumpkin Lodge" Card

I wasn't exactly stalking postie, but I was keeping a little eye out for him this morning, having received an email to say that my order of the new Lavinia Stamps collection would be arriving today.

I wasn't disappointed either.  They arrived, I repackaged them, logged them on my spreadsheet and then got to play with some of them to make this card.  

I made this card totally from scratch, so often these days I go to my folder of backgrounds I have already made, so all I need to do is create the image, but today I did the whole lot of gel printing and then stamping - inbetween coughing and spluttering, the cold is still with me unfortunately, but crafting is a good distraction. 

To create the background, I pulled out a selection of Lavinia Elements Inks and put them directly on to the gel plate.  These are the colours I used:  Greensleeves, Olive, Bermuda, Della Blue, Violet Chalk and Dark Denim.  I then spritzed the gel plate with water and placed the blank card on to the gel plate, leaving for a few seconds and smoothing the surface to ensure that the surface was covered.  I lifted the card and set aside to dry while I tidied the desk.

I stamped the new Lavinia Stamps "Pumpkin Lodge on to the dry gel print and then on to an off-cut of white card using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I stamped the new Lavinia Stamps "Fairy Crook" in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.  I then stamped two of the new "Ickle Pumpkins" in Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink and then stamped them again on a white piece of card using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.

I coloured the three pumpkins on the white card using a selection of Derwent Inktense Pencils, then fussy cut them and stuck them over the stamped images on the gel print background.

Using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink, I stamped the Lavinia "Path".  Then the "Pixy Houses" in the distance using Versafine Clair "Twilight" ink.

I used Versafine Clair "Falling Leaves" brown ink to stampe the"Wild Berries" to look like they were climbing up the "Fairy Crook". I used red and orange Posca pens to colour the berries.

Using Versafine Clair "Shady Lane" green ink, I stamped the "Small Branch" in first and second generation stamping, then used one of the "Foliage Set" and the same ink.

I used Posca Pens, Gel Pens and Pastel Pencils to add extra detail to the scene.


  1. An enchanted scene,the background and stamping are beautiful

  2. What a very detailed card using the gelli print you made which makes a brilliant background and then the added pumpkin house and lamp, and the added foliage and berries and sweet pathway up to the house, plus the little houses in the distance all lend to the scene..fabulous. x

    1. Sorry, I should have said lend atmosphere to the scene. x

    2. Yes, the white swirly mist makes it quite atmospheric I think x

  3. Amazing stamping and card Sam, can't wait for my few stamps to arrive.. love your card.. xx