How to Create a Card Using Stamps by Lisa Horton

by Angela Drummond

Use pixie powders by Creative Expressions to create shimmering backgrounds, then use Lisa's stamps to create a scene. Add a sentiment by John Lockwood and you have a great little card.


  • 2 Cosmic Simmer Pixie Powders
  • Black and white cardstock
  • Lisa Horton Stamps - Rustic birds and Wild flowers
  • John Lockwood Stamps - Daisy Everyday Sentiments
  • Water Spray
  • Watering Can Archival Ink
  • Paintbrush
  • Perfect Medium Ink Pad
  • Clear Embossing powder
  • Just Rite Rose Garden Background stamp
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Ink up a background stamp with perfect medium and stamp onto a piece of paper. Sprinkle 2 colours of pixie powder onto the paper. Use your finger to make sure the stamped image has dust on all of it.

    Step 2

    Spray some water onto your image to bring the powder to life. Dry off using a heat gun or leave to dry naturally.

    Step 3

    Take your focal point stamp and place it where you want on your background. I used Watering Can archival ink.

    Step 4

    Stamp the branch under your bird. I turned the branch around to extend it out to the edge of the card.

    Step 5

    Add the different leaves to the branch in various places.

    Step 6

    Using one of the flower sets, stamp various flowers along the bottom of your background. Ensure the stamp goes off the page and remember to put a scrap piece under where you are stamping.

    Step 7

    Stamp your sentiment onto a seperate piece of card and heat emboss the stamped image. Colour using the same pixie powders that were used for the background.

    Step 8

    Matt and layer your background onto some black card and then onto a card blank. Matt the sentiment onto black and then attach to card with mounting foam.