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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 Emily Payne August 7, 2017 at 8:00 am

    This card design makes me want to make a whole bunch of them right now, with different color flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply Mary Vela August 7, 2017 at 9:02 am

    So pretty!

  • Reply Lisa Relova August 7, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Very Beautiful!!! You make it look so effortless.

  • Reply Bonnie August 7, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Adorable! I want to play with stencils

  • Reply Tasha Vovchuk August 7, 2017 at 9:41 am

    How awesome! I love the idea of using this stencil to create your own flower and leaves… Brilliant!

  • Reply Melissa B. August 7, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Kristina, you are amazing! gorgeous!

  • Reply Sabrina Radican August 7, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Very pretty!!

  • Reply Ruth Meder August 7, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Such a great idea! Love the outcome!

  • Reply karen b August 7, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Love this idea !!

  • Reply Elizabeth G August 7, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Kristina, I just love the way you use this stencil so imaginative & talented! There are lots more ways stencils can be used I guess and wouldn’t it be fun to have a variety of SSS stencils to use. They are great!!

  • Reply Meme Be August 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Wow, it’s really super easy, loved it soooo much!

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  • Reply BobbieBluegill August 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Love your stencil card and the video was so clear and easy to follow. The Marilyn stencil is now on my wish list.

  • Reply Mary-Anne V. August 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Wow absolutely love the softness of this card and the use of the stencil.

  • Reply Chere Liu August 7, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Beautiful stencil design Kristina! Love to see your creativity and process of card making! Awesome!

  • Reply Crystal Burns August 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Love love love this card. Thank you for the video.

  • Reply Karen Rice August 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    What a unique way to use your new stencil!! I love it! Thanks for being part of the encouraging words blog hop!

  • Reply JaneenK August 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    stencils, one of my favorites, i get almost as giddy as when using embossing powders.

  • Reply D.Ann C August 7, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Love your fabulous design!! This combo of the oxides over the stencils in the Encouraging Words release is outstanding!

  • Reply KT Fit Kitty August 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Very pretty, Kristina! I always enjoy your videos – you are an inspiration!

  • Reply Sheila Bacon August 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Stencils and Distress Oxides – what a combo. Thanks for the video!

  • Reply DeeJackson August 7, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Great use for theboxide distress inks.

  • Reply Emily G August 8, 2017 at 1:30 am

    What a different technique, one I’ve never seen before :)

  • Reply Pattie Hillenberg August 8, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Love your stencil….you make things sound so easy with your gentle voice & instruction…thankyou ☺

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