Still using my mountain of distress oxide rainbow backgrounds, I decided to create a set of cards using some of my Lavinia Stamps that I bought last year.

lavinia stamps

Here’s a small part of my stash!

I decided to use some of my rainbow backgrounds which you can see more of in this Distress Oxide Background post.

distress oxide baby wipe backgrounds

I had such fun making these and now I have A TON of backgrounds at my fingertips!

lavinia stamps and distress rainbow backgrounds

For the first card, I chose this horizonal background that felt kind of sunset-y to me, and I stamped this tree on the sides – there’s a left facing and right facing version so you could actually line them up together to make one full tree if you wanted.

lavinia stamps and distress rainbow backgrounds
Moonlit Cat

 

I used the cat stamp, the small fairy and dragonfly stamps and stamped them in black like the trees.  Then I painted a circle with versamark ink and a paintbrush and then covered it with White Glitter embossing powder and melted it with my trusty heat gun.  I used Nuvo drops to add some little drops around the sky section.  Oh and I also decided that I needed some ground, so I stamped a mask for the cat, and then swiped a grass green ink pad across the bottom using a homemade stencil made from cardboard.  Then I took a fine paintbrush and drew blades of grass using the same ink pad.

 

lavinia stamps and distress rainbow backgrounds

For the second card, I used yet another rainbow background and started stamping these thistle-y looking plants at the top and bottom of the card.  I used an acrylic block for this so I could bend the stalks and make them look more organic.  I stamped them in Wild Lilac ink by Gina K.

lavinia stamps and distress rainbow backgrounds
Fairy Dance

Then I stamped the big fairy with the lantern, the little dancing fairies and the small individual fairies in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then I highlighted them with Wink of Stella.

lavinia stamps and distress rainbow backgrounds
Crouching Fairy Hidden Danger

My third card has a different orientation, since I just wanted to use the one crouching fairy in the centre.  Stamped this time in Gina K In the Navy dark blue ink, along with the curly plants and dandelion-like stamps.

lavinia stamps and distress rainbow backgrounds
Midas Touch

The fourth and final card is this one, using another of those backgrounds but this time, the background is only blue and green.  I wanted to use this text background stamp in the middle and I had this idea of trying it with Midas embossing powder to see how it would look.  Then I added the fairy with the wand on the left and the fairy with the horn on the right, but the middle felt so empty, so I decided to stamp the cat again and then finished it off with the cherry blossom, all in Onyx Black.

SUPPLIES USED FYI:
Various Lavinia stamps
Versamark Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black
Midas Touch embossing powder – Wow
Nuvo drops
Wink of Stella
Acrylic blocks
Watercoloured backgrounds from stash
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

UPDATED: I submitted these cards to Lavinia’s monthly challenge that I discovered accidentally – isn’t it amazing how serendipitous the internet can be? – and decided I would try it out as I bought quite a few Lavinia Stamps last year (see Spring Cards 2018) and it sounds like fun!  This challenge is a little different in that you just have to upload the photos on their website before the 25th of the month, so I finally uploaded the finished images on 22nd.

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