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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!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

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 CarolvK August 6, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    great idea…beautiful card!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard August 6, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful card. Great way to stretch your supplies. I love that you used different parts of the stencil in that way. Thanks for a great video.

  • Reply Alexia Misso August 6, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Wow!! Love the colors, beautiful card!

  • Reply Jerrie August 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Love the colors!

  • Reply Stephanie Proctor August 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Such a wonderful use of the stencil. I always love your work.

  • Reply Mary Davis August 6, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Love this stencil and what a beautiful card.

  • Reply Teresa August 6, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Love the distress ink colors. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Jennifer August 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm


  • Reply Lisa August 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful card!! love the srencil

  • Reply Yvette S August 6, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Beautiful card! Enjoy watching your creative ideas flow!

  • Reply Heather Nelson August 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    “Encouraging Words” is a great release! Your stencil card is lovely!!

  • Reply Steffi H. August 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I just love your soft Card, using the stencil pattern allover.

  • Reply Lindsey-NY August 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Already liked the stencil design, now a bonus to hook me.

  • Reply Juni Nez August 6, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Beautiful card. Great techniques.

  • Reply Ann Eslinger August 6, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Very nice technique: simple but beautiful

  • Reply AndreaH August 7, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Love what you did with your stencil. What a great original idea. Thankyou for being on the SSS blog hop.

  • Reply Arianna Barbara August 7, 2017 at 4:30 am

    “Encouraging Words”

    Wow! love your beautiful card!!!

  • Reply Patti G August 7, 2017 at 5:42 am

    I would have not thought to do this, thank you for the video!!!

  • Reply Kit A August 7, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Lovely card. The versatility of the new stencil is awesome!

  • Reply Ishani August 7, 2017 at 5:54 am

    What a lovely card. Your videos are so inspiring. You make it look so easy!

  • Reply April Shuman August 7, 2017 at 6:27 am

    What a beautiful card.

  • Reply Lisa T August 7, 2017 at 7:14 am

    This is so striking, even in pastel colours. I love how you used the stencil to create this! It’s so unique Kristina, beautiful card.

  • Reply Lagene August 7, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Gorgeous card, thanks for the video!

  • Reply Cindy August 7, 2017 at 7:46 am

    This is such a unique idea! You’re so creative Kristina

  • Reply Sophie F August 7, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I love the delicate soft colors!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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