52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Saturday 9 December 2023

Lavina Stamps "Robin" card

I came across a tag I had made last year, which was inspired by a tutorial by Emma-Jo of Lavinia Stamps, so decided to make a card loosely based on that.

I masked off the edges of the card using a low tack tape, then used five shades of Elements Inks for the background colours:  Sundance, Confetti, Violet Chalk, Della Blue and Dark Denim.

I used the "Dark Denim" Elements Ink through the Lavinia Stamps "Ivy Stencil. Then splattered water droplets from a fan shaped paint brush to give a more textured background. I blotted then wafted my heat gun over the surface to ensure it was dry before stamping.

Retaining the masked edges, I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Fern Branches" off the edge of the card using Versfine Clair "Nocturne" black ink.

Using Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" ink, I stmaped the Lavinia Stamps "Holly" leaves around the base of the card.

I then used Versafine Clair "Pinecone" dark brown ink to stamp the birds, which are part of the Lavinia Stamps "Bird Collection set", adding red Posca Pen to the breast area.

I used a white Unibal Signo Pen to draw on the snow on the branches,  A gold shimmer gel pen around the holly leaves.  A red Posca Pen for the holly berries and a yellow sparkle Posca pen for little glimmery sparkly dots across the surface of the card, which sadly don't really show up too well in the photograph.


  1. wow Sam this is truely stunning including beautiful Robin.. great colours x

  2. Stunning Sam... love your work xx

  3. Beautiful background,looks as though the light is so ing through the branches

  4. Gorgeous stencilling and stamping Sam - fabulous card!
    Pauline x

  5. I love the holly and ivy in the background of this pretty card Sam, and love the shades of blue and purple with the yellow area in the centre where you have placed the robins, and framed perfectly by the fern branches with added bits of snow using a white pen, and also some other pen work to look like background snow, which you can see...a beautiful card. x