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Paper Piecing with a Stencil Design + Distress Oxide Ink Blending

Happy Saturday, all! I don’t often post on Saturdays so this is fun! Today I am taking part in a blog hop for Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, Encouraging Words. There are lots of fun new products that just came out, so be sure to check out the entire release here.

When I designed the new Marilyn stencil, I absolutely loved the leaf shapes within the design. I thought it would be fun to somehow isolate some of the leaves and create a paper pieced cluster.

First, I used the entire stencil and blended some Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink onto the white cardstock. Then on separate pieces of white cardstock, I blended Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks onto just the large leaf shapes that I wanted to use. For the flower shapes, I blended more Distress Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, and Wilted Violet. I blended all of the colors using a Ranger Mini Round Blending Tool and separate foams for each ink color.

I carefully cut the leaves and flower away from the stencil design using scissors. Then I used foam tape to mount the shapes to the blended background.

For more instruction and to see the entire process, check out the video below!


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Encouraging Words Blog Hop

Like I mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop for the Encouraging Words product release from Simon Says Stamp. My blog is just one of many stops! And Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to their shop at each stop! Just leave a comment below for your chance to win (and leave a comment at the other blog hop stops as well!). Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Now get hopping! Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Laura Bassen. :)

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  • Reply Mindy Eggen August 5, 2017 at 6:08 am

    super fabulous idea! can’t wait for mine to arrive !

  • Reply Colleen Howell August 5, 2017 at 6:09 am

    I love the card BUT more importantly I am in love with your stencil you designed. It is gorgeous, I am getting this one for sure, thanks for you creation!

  • Reply Laura August 5, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Great idea to use the stencil this way! The colors and design are beautiful!

  • Reply mary w August 5, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Lovely card and great idea to use the stencil that way. Good tip to clean a stencil between colors–I’ve ruined a card or two by not doing that.

  • Reply Sara Barron August 5, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Stunning! I love your stencil designs.

  • Reply sharon o August 5, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Your card is so lovely and relatively easy to make, especially with that gorgeous stencil you designed for SSS, one of my favorite companies!

  • Reply Stephanie August 5, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Love that stencil!

  • Reply Deborah Rusignuolo August 5, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Great Idea such a cute card thank you for sharing

  • Reply Sue LD August 5, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Great colors and design.

  • Reply Evelyn August 5, 2017 at 6:24 am

    What an amazing card!

  • Reply Nikki Winters August 5, 2017 at 6:24 am

    So creative, love this card!

  • Reply Mary Kay Ross August 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Beautiful card! I love the new distress oxides!

  • Reply Barb Chmura August 5, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Great idea, Kristina. Beautiful stencil!

  • Reply Liron Alush August 5, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Loved the stencil. And distress oxide do blend great. First time I managed to blend a background without harsh lines

  • Reply Marianne August 5, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Such a fun way to use this pretty stencil and a great way to stretch your supplies!

  • Reply BeverlyBL August 5, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Your stencil is so pretty. I love that you designed it to have parts you could use in various ways.

  • Reply Becca Yahrling August 5, 2017 at 6:42 am

    I love the Marilyn stencil and it’s on my wish list! Beautiful card.

  • Reply janice guerette August 5, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Love this card!! I am so anxious to play with the beginning of my distress oxide collection. tfs!

  • Reply Carmen de los Reyes August 5, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Beautifully simple card!

  • Reply Kim Bennett August 5, 2017 at 6:51 am

    As always…beautiful!!!!! I love the card and loved seeing how you cut the individual shapes out of the stencil!!! Great idea – thank you!!!!!

  • Reply Charlotte Sonnenburg August 5, 2017 at 6:51 am

    I have never used a stencil but think I will have to try this one!

  • Reply dale August 5, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Great card. Love it.

  • Reply Serena August 5, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I would really love to have those sss stencils they are so beatiful *__* and oxide inks i would really love to try them

  • Reply Rosé August 5, 2017 at 6:57 am

    I want to get some of those inks to use. I just wanted your cat halloween card and it was so beautiful, wish there would’ve been more pop of color on the front, perhaps with the cats having collars. But either way, I loved the simple beauty of it. Also love the mail call you used to do.

    • Reply Rosé August 5, 2017 at 6:58 am

      *I watched your cat halloween card vid

  • Reply M. Oertle August 5, 2017 at 7:03 am

    A true artist, seeing bits of art within the whole!

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