Saturdays with Lisa - Stamped and stenciled greeting cards

This past weekend on my webcast, I had so much fun playing with new stamps from Mark Montano for Craffiti Direct and new stencils from Rebekah Meier for Crafter's Workshop.

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 the full 30+ minute webcast or watch the highlights at the bottom of this post.


- White folded 6" square card
- Papers for matting - black, cranberry pattern, cranberry solid
- Blank white ATC  (2.5"x3.5" cardstock)
- Ink pads in 3 graduating colors
- Black paint marker
- Tape runner
- Embellishment

1.  Stamp the medium-size lion tamer image on the ATC three times - start with the lightest ink color on the left and graduate to the darkest on the right. Let dry.

2.  Trim the matting papers as desired and color the edges with the black marker.

3.  Layer and adhere the ATC with the matting papers on the front of the square card as shown. Add a decorative embellishment in the corner.


- Watercolor paper
- Cardstock - black, white
- Stamp pad inks - clear, rose
- Gold heat-embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Japanese screw punch
- Gold craft foil
- Tape runner
- Small adhesive foam pads
- Metallic gold paint marker
- Paint brush
-  Cutting mat

1.  Hold the stencil in place on top of the watercolor paper and dab the rose inkpad generously. Heat-set with heat gun and trim out to 6-1/2" square.

2.  Place stenciled design on a cutting mat and punch holes to accent the design as desired. Tape craft foil behind it so the gold peeks through the holes.

3.  Stamp the lion tamer in the lower right corner on top of the stencil design with clear ink. Quickly sprinkle embossing powder on top and tap off excess.

4.  Carefully brush away the powder from the shadow areas of the stamp, then heat-set the image. 

5.  Repeat steps 3-4 on white cardstock, then trim out the image. Adhere in front of the first image with foam pads.

6. Color the edges with the gold marker and adhere to a larger square of black cardstock.