Using a Stencil Two Ways | Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes Stencil

Hey guys! I am back with a really quick card today using the Snowflakes stencil from Simon Says Stamp.

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I used the stencil on a piece of Neenah white cardstock and blended over it with Fog ink from Simon Says Stamp. I then turned the stencil and blended over it again with Gina K Designs Barely There ink.

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I used some post-it tape to mask off one of the snowflakes on the stencil and placed in on the panel. I then went over that one snowflake with Black Diamond glimmer paste. Once the paste was dry I picked out a sentiment from the Tiny Words Christmas set and stamped in with VersaFine Onyx Black ink on the panel.

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I used foam tape to pop the panel up onto an A2 size card base. I then took the Joyful die from CZ Design and cut the word out of black cardstock and the outline out of white cardstock. I popped that up on the card with foam tape.

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For the finishing touches on the card I added Moonshine sequins and went over the letters on the word Joyful with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Crazy Little Think Called Love | Simon's New Release

Today I made another card using the Ornate Love stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

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I stamped the letters from the stamp set onto some Bristol Smooth paper with embossing ink and embossed with Alabaster white embossing powder. I then blended over each of the letters with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks. I used my Scan N Cut to cut each of the letters out.

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I taped the Mod Stripe stencil over some Neenah Solar white card stock and went over it with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste.

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I stamped the “crazy little thing called” sentiment on some Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed with Alabaster embossing powder. I fussy cut the sentiment out with scissors.

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I popped the texture paste panel up with foam tape onto a card base. I then adhered each of the letters to spell the work LOVE with foam tape to the middle of the card. I popped up the sentiment right on top of the letters. Finally I added Wink of Stella glitter to the sentiment.


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Creating a Scene with Masking | Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Hey everyone! Today I created a scene using masking and Distress Oxide inks. The only stamping that I did for this card was on the sentiment!

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To create the scene I used the Simple Blend Oval stencil from Brutus Monroe. The cool thing about this stencil is it comes with two pieces, the oval and the frame the oval was cut from. First I used the frame. I taped it down on a piece of Neenah Solar white cardstock so that the oval opening was in the center of the paper. I cut four pieces of masking paper to make them into curvy hills and placed them along the bottom half of the oval.

I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a sky on the uncovered part of my cardstock. I used the colors Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, and Black Soot. Once the sky was done I removed the first hill mask. I blended some Tumbled Glass and Faded Jeans very lightly on the lower part of the hill to create the shadow on my snow. I then removed the rest of the hill masks one at a time and blended a shadow on each of them.

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Once all of the hills were created I removed the frame stencil. Next I placed the oval shaped stencil piece over the top of my blended area. It fit perfectly over the blending because of the way these two stencils work. I then taped the Snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the top of the cardstock with the oval stencil in place. I used a palette knife to spread some Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the snowflakes. Once I finished smoothing out the paste, filling up the openings on the stencil, I carefully removed the stencil. You always want to wash paste off of your stencil, palette knife, and work surface right away with warm water. After the Glimmer Paste dried I had a really pretty snowflake stencil all around my oval scene.

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Next I used a white gel pen to add stars to the sky. To create the pine trees on my scene I used some Copic markers. It is pretty easy to draw pine trees. All I did was draw a line for the trunk and then some curved lines down each side. Check out the video see how the drawing was done!

For the sentiment I used the Holiday Helpers stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I stamped the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment on Gina K In the Navy cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip into two pieces and popped up each with some foam tape onto my card.

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To finish my card I took my scene panel and popped it up onto a white card base. I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush to add some sparkle to the sentiment strip and the tops of my snow covered hills.


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Snowy Card with Aqua Pigments | Brutus Monroe

Hey everyone! I am guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog today! I created a sparkly Christmas card featuring some of their products!

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I started by taping a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board. I blended together three colors of Aqua Pigment watercolors to make a vibrant background. This is my very first time using a liquid watercolor and I loved it! I used the colors Turquoise, Blue, and Blue Violet. Once the paint was completely dry I taped a snowflake stencil from Brutus Monroe over the background. I went over the stencil with some Nuvo Moonstone glimmer paste. I removed the stencil while the paste was still wet and cleaned it immediately. I set aside the background to dry while I worked on the next part.

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Next I stamped a snowman from the Snow Friends stamp set. I stamped it using my MISTI tool on some Bristol Smooth paper with Raven ink from Brutus Monroe. I painted the snowman with Aqua Pigment paints and then cut it out with a circle die.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Snow Friends stamp set on some Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock with Versmark ink. I embossed it with Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder and then cut the paper into a strip.

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To put the card together I took an A2 size card base and popped up my background panel with foam tape. Next I popped up the sentiment and the snowman circle. To finish up the card I added some highlights and details to the snowman with a white gel pen. I also added some snow to the background of the circle with the gel pen. Finally, I went over the snowman and the snow with a Wink of Stella glitter pen.


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Distress Oxide Winter Sky - Mama Elephant's New Release

For today’s card I used some Distress Oxide ink to blend a winter sky as well as a few different stamp sets from Mama Elephant’s newest release.

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I started out by blending a few different colors of Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth paper. I used the colors Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, and Black Soot. Once the blending was done I used my heat tool to make sure the ink was completely dry. I prepped the paper with my powder tool and stamped a sentiment with Versamark ink. I then embossed it with a white embossing powder.

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I picked out a circle die that was slightly bigger than the sentiment and cut some masking paper with it. I placed that circle of masking paper over the sentiment and then taped down my paper to a board. Next I used a stencil with a bunch of circles on it and placed it over the panel. I went over the stencil with Nuvo Moonstone Glitter Paste.

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While the glitter paste was drying I stamped the cute little kitty snowman from the Mama Elephant stamp set “Yappy Woofmas” on some Neenah Solar White card stock. I colored the snowman in with my Copic markers. Check out the video for all of the coloring details! I cut out the kitty snowmans with my Scan N Cut 2.

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Using some scissors I cut a curvy line across an A2 size piece of card stock. This created a nice snowy ground for my card. I took my Distess Oxide panel and adhered it to a card base with my ATG gun. Next I popped up my snow covered ground along the bottom of the card base with foam tape. I glued the kitty snowman onto the ground. I used a light blue Copic marker to add a drop shadow for the snowman. To finish up the card I added a few highlights to the snowman with a white gel pen. I also added some shimmer to him with my Wink of Stella glitter brush.


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