These kind of cards are perfect for bold outline stamps such as the goddess one I have used in the 2 samples on this page. The cards are created by making stencils from your stamped image which is then used with stenciling techniques to create the background of colour, then once youve applied your colour you stamp over the top! Easy to create and the colourful backgrounds look really stunning! With a little experimenting you could offset the stenciling and the stamping to recreate true arty looking cards!

Try it yourself and see!

Supplies Used For Creating Stencil Stamps:

  • White Card
  • Rubber Cutting Mat
  • Craft Knife
  • Permanent Memories Inkpad: Black (Stewart Superior)
  • Cosmetic Sponges
  • Rainbow Dye Inkpad (I used Indian Summer Vivid)
  • Goddess Rubber Stamp Used By Era Graphics

General Card Making Supplies Needed

  • Card Blank
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Natural Mesh
  • Stamped Papers or Card Stock For Layering
  • Class A Peels Gold Letter Peel Off Border and Letter Tile Stickers


1. Stamp image onto white card stock with black inkpad. Place card onto rubber cutting mat and using the craft knife cut out the shape of the stamped image to create a stencil.

2. Take your homemade stencil and place it over a sheet of white card, hold in place securely with one hand (if you have problems doing this you may want to use repositional glue to help you).

3. Take the cosmetic sponges and rub colour from the dye inkpad within the exposed cut out stencil area. Continue until you have applied colour to the entire exposed surface area.

4. Remove the stencil, once ink has dried stamp over the top of the stencilled background using black inkpad. Dont worry about positioning the stamp exactly over the top of the stencilled area.

5. Trim off the area around your stamped stencilled image and mount onto card to finish

You can use both ordinary matt card and glossy card for this technique. I have used both in the 2 cards shown. The card at the top is stencilled on matt, and the one on the left is stencilled on gloss. The matt card has a softer colour blend where the gloss card creates a more striking colour burst.