52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 26 June 2024

Lavinia Stamps Greyboard & Stencilled Birthday Card

My Hubby celebrates his 60th birthday in a week or so and I have been absolutely stumped on what card to make him.  Time was running out as I knew he would be around the house for the next few days, so I had to make it while he was out.  I ended up with this card which I really like.

With no real idea in mind, I used a Brusho background from my stash, which dictated the colour scheme I have used.

Over the top of the Brusho background I applied three shades of Ranger Archival Ink through the Lavinia Stamps "Honeycomb Stencil".  The shades of ink I used were Sunflower, Tiger Lily and Paradise Teal.

I then used "Watering Can" grey Ranger Archival ink through the Lavinia Stamps "Dynamic" stencil.  I inked the edges of the card in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink and then mounted it on to grey card and then on to an 8x8" white card blank.

Using Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, I stamped the two sentiments.  Both are part of the Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words - Birthday".

I put the card aside and then concentrated on the central section.  I used "Cobalt" Ranger Archival Ink to colour the Lavinia Stamps "Greyboard Clocks 1" and "Greyboard Cogs 2" and set aside to dry.

I then used Dr PH Martin's bleed proof white paint on the Lavinia Stamps "Greyboard Number Embellishments" and set aside to fully dry.

As the greyboard is quite a fussy shape to glue, I used spray adhesive to stick the embellishments on to the card.


  1. A wonderful Brusho background and the added stencilling works brilliantly, and the inked cobalt colour used for the clock and cogs gives great contrast, and also the bright white number too..I'm sure Hubby will love it. x