52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 29 October 2023

Lavinia Stamps "Winter Whispers" Snowflake Aperture Card


Still playing with the new Lavinia Stamps, this time using a gel plate background.

I started off with a gel plate background, where I had used Distress Inks, spritzed with water then took the press.  By memory, I think I used Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles shades of Distress Ink.

I ran an anti-static pad over the inked surface, then using a Wow! ink pad I stamped the new Lavinia Stamps large and small "Snowflakes" and then coated the inked images with Wow! Bright White super fine embossing powders and heat set.

I cut a circle aperture in to a piece of white card and the exposed circle shape over the inked and embossed background, sticking in position with sticky tape.  I then mounted it on to a piece of dark red card and then on to a white card blank.

I stamped the sentiment using one of the new Lavinia Stamps "Christmas Greetings" stamp.  I first stamped it in Versafine Clair "Chianti" but I wasn't happy with the colour match, so added some Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink over the top.

Finally, I added some dots of white gel pen between the snowflakes and added some silver sticky backed gems to the middle of each snowflake for extra dimension.


  1. A beautiful CAS style card Sam

  2. Those pretty delicate snowflakes look great over that bright gelli plate background Sam, and love the added dots and little gems in the middle of each of the snowflakes and a lovely sentiment too. x

  3. Another very pretty card Sam - love the colours ont he background. I never seem to get on very well with my gel press, I must keep practising!!
    Pauline xx

    1. Thank you. The best results I've found are to put the ink direct on to the gel press, with colours in the areas you want them, then spritz with water and take the impression (put the paper on top of the gel plate rather than turning the plate upside down, doing it this way keeps the colours from rolling about too much).