52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 3 September 2023

Sweet Poppy Stencils "Floral Friend" Card


Another card using a selection of stencils from Sweet Poppy Stencils.

I've used four stencils by Sweet Poppy, starting with the "Leaf Aperture Stencil" paired with the "Harmony Backplate Stencil". I used four shades of Ranger Archival Inks:  Vivid Chartreuse, Prickly Pear, Forget-Me-Not and Paradise Teal).

I then used the Sweet Poppy "Chain Mail Stencil" with "Shadow Grey" Archival Ink, just around the edge of the leaf, fading it away towards the edge.

Next I used the Sweet Poppy "Floral Friend Stencil" with Versafine Clair "Blue Belle" ink.  I used the same ink to edge the white card with too.

Over the green "Harmony Backplate" swirls, I brushed on "A Wink of Stella" to give a lovely subtle golden shimmer.

I decided I wasn't happy with the empty space past the chain mail design, so used a Clarity Stamps stencil, which is part of the "Birds Decorative Panel stencil" using the stripes section with Ranger "Shadow Grey" Archival Ink.

Finally, I mounted the card on to dark blue card and then on to a white card blank, before using Ranger white "Enamel Accents" to add dots across the surface to break up the colour a little.


  1. Beautiful composition and colours

  2. Gorgeous Sam …your cards are stunning xx Sylvie xx

  3. Love the leaf shape Sam and the interesting stencilling in those pretty colours within it, and the chain mail edging it, and I think it looks perfect with the added stripes, and the eyecatching Floral Friend really stands out in that dark blue. A wonderful mix of stencils. x