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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A Sassy Birthday Card | Embossing with a Stencil

Hey guys! Today I am sharing a sassy birthday card using the Big Birthday Greetings stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I love this card, I think it is hilarious!

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First I stamped a whole bunch of candles from the set onto Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock with Versamark ink. I embossed them with Alabaster white embossing powder and then cut them all out with my Scan N Cut 2. For some extra detail I shaded the flames on the candles with a white Prismacolor pencil.

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For the background I taped the Abstract Triangles stencil from Simon Says Stamp over a piece of Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock. I smooshed my Versamark ink pad over the stencil and then embossed the design with clear embossing powder. I cut the background down to 5 x 5 and blended some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink along the edges.

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I popped up the background onto a 5.5 x 5.5 card base with foam tape. I then glued down a layer of the candles along the bottom of the card with Gina K Designs Connect Glue. I popped up a second layer of candles over the first with foam tape. Using some scissors I cut the bottoms of the candles to be flush to the bottom of the stenciled background.

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I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink onto Bazzil Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed it in white. I then fussy cut the sentiment out and glued it to some vellum. I cut that out so that the sentiment would have a vellum border and then popped it up on the card. To finish up I went over the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Interactive Mermaid Spinner Card | Mama Elephant

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a really fun interactive card using the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant. First I stamped all of the images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in using my Arteza watercolor markers and then I cut them all out with my Scan N Cut.

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On a large piece of Bristol Smooth paper I blended a background with Distress Oxide inks. I used the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. I then placed the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and blended over it with white pigment ink. Once that was dry I went over it once more with the Distress Oxide ink to darken it up a little.

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I cut down my background panel to be 5.75 x 5.75. I then cut two different size rings out of Bristol Smooth paper with the Hero Arts nested circle dies. I blended over these circles trying to match the same blending on my background panel. I also cut a ring out of some thick, durable plastic which I cut from some packaging. I took the smaller of the two blended rings and glued it to the middle of the background.

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Using the ring on the background as a guide I very carefully placed a long piece of doubled up foam tape around the inner circle to make a shaker area. Next I placed the plastic ring around the foam tape ring. I glued a piece of acetate to the second blended ring to make a window. I filled up the shaker area with clear Micro Pearls from Brutus Monroe and Sea Glass sequins from Simon Says Stamp. I then closed up the shaker with the window piece.

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I glued the little mermaid images that I colored all the way around the plastic ring. This ring is able to spin around because of the way it is put together. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the sentiment on the bottom of the shaker and glued one of the mermaids on the shaker window.

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For the finishing touches I first took a white gel pen and added highlights to all the mermaids. I also added some dots on the shaker ring to look like small bubbles. I glued three of the little fish images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda set across the shaker. Lastly, I added a few Raindrops embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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Creating a Glitter Texture Paste | Simon Says Stamp

Hello crafty friends! Today I revisited a card design from a few weeks ago to see if I could improve on a technique that didn’t quite go as planned. I am really happy with the way things turned out this time!

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I taped down a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board and then taped down the Triangle Blast stencil on top of it. I blended over the stencil with a few different colors of Distress Oxide ink. I used the colors Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass, and Black Soot.

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Next I took transparent gloss texture paste from Ranger and mixed it together with some Unicorn Dust glitter from Simon Says Stamp to create my own glitter texture paste. I spread that over the stencil. Once it was smoothed out I removed the stencil and set the background aside to dry.

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For the sentiment I picked out some stamps from the Great Things stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped them with Versamark ink on Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and embossed them with Alabaster white embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. I cut the two smaller sentiments into strips and fussy cut the larger one. I arranged the sentiments on a strip of vellum and adhered them with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.

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I wrapped the vellum strip around my background and adhered the flaps to the back. I then mounted that panel onto a piece of Fog cardstock and then popped up the whole thing onto an A2 size card base. For the finishing touches I first added some sequins and went over them with Glossy Accents. Finally I went over the different parts of the sentiment with Wink of Stella glitter.


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Watercolor Galaxy and Triangle Stencil | Simon Says Stamp

Hello friends! Today I created a card using the Gansai Tambi watercolors and some products from Simon Says Stamp.

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I taped a piece of Canson watercolor paper to a board and I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to create a galaxy background. I also used Raven ink from Brutus Monroe to blend along the edges to create a vignette. I added white watercolor paint to an acrylic block and flicked it onto my paper to make the stars.

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I taped down the Triangle Blast stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and went over it with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. Once it was dry I trimmed it to 4 x 5.25 and popped it up on an A2 size card base with foam tape.

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For the sentiment I picked out the Lucky to Know You die set from Simon Says Stamp and I cut it out of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock three times. I glued the three sentiments together using Gina K Connect glue to create a dimentional sentiment. I then glued that to the center of my card.

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For the finishing touches I added a few Raindrop embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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