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Intricate Stencil Ink Blending – NEW Holiday Release from Simon Says Stamp

Hi all! Simon Says Stamp just released a bunch of holiday stamps, dies, and stencils, and I just couldn’t wait to break them out and play with a few of them (you can see ALL of them HERE)! It was a joy to design some of the new products and I’ve been itching to show them to you ever since I designed them! Anyhow, I wanted to show you how you can use the new Frozen Fractals stencil set with ink blending. These stencils are incredibly delicate and intricate so when it comes to ink blending they need a different method.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

The main thing you have to remember when it comes to ink blending over the top of these stencils is to pounce and stamp instead of swipe or use circular motions. The small “arms” of the snowflakes bend and move around if you’re not careful. So an up and down stamping motion with a blending tool is the best mode of application.

To finish off these cards, I used two new dies: O Holy Night (which has two dies–one is the words and the other is the outline), and Wise Men Still Seek Him. I love using larger sentiments like this on cards because it really gives you a chance to play with techniques and make fun backgrounds.

I also used my favorite sequins on one of the cards: Darice Crystal Sequins in 8mm and 5mm.

Make Spirits Bright Release

Want to see what else is in the release? Check it out HERE. Here are the items that I designed…

Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings stamp set
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Simon Says Stamp Stained Glass Greetings dies
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Simon Says Stamp Fa La La stamps
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Simon Says Stamp Fa La La dies
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Simon Says Stamp Center Cut Kaleidoscope stamp
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Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals stencil set
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Star stencil
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Simon Says Stamp O Holy Night dies
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Simon Say Stamp Wise Men Still Seek Him die
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Simon Says Stamp Rejoice dies
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Simon Says Stamp Holy Stars dies
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Simon Says Stamp Christmas Trees dies
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Supplies

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.

Simon Says Stamp Frozen Fractals stencil set
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Simon Says Stamp O Holy Night dies
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Simon Say Stamp Wise Men Still Seek Him die
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Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Black Soot*
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet*
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers*
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tool Refills
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 25 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 40 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 80 lb. cover, 250 sheets
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3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
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3M Post-It Tape, white
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Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer
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Sizzix Big Shot, White/Gray
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Sizzix Cutting Pads, Lilac
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Bazzill Heavyweight Vellum, 40 lb.
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Tim Holtz Craft Pick
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Tonic Guillotine 6×12 Trimmer
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110 lbs, 25 sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock, 110 lb. cover, 250 sheets
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3M Scotch Foam Tape
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Ranger Multi Medium Matte, 0.5 oz
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Quilled Creations Precision Tip
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EK Success Tweezers
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Darice Crystal Sequins, 5mm
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Darice Crystal Sequins, 8mm
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
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31 Comments

  • Reply Valerie DeWitt October 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    The cards are beautiful!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard October 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Beautiful. I love those stencils, so delicate and lovely. Thanks for the video and sharing with us.

  • Reply Marjorie Dumontier October 14, 2017 at 5:09 am

    These designs are very impressive !!

  • Reply Debbie Barba October 15, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Gorgeous cards! Love this technique! Especially the black soot over the colors! Stunning! Thanks for another amazing video Kristina! Fantastic release! Love all you new designs!

  • Reply SUSAN DESELMS October 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Dear Kristina, Very much appreciate another simple yet elegant card(s). I like working with the distress oxide inks and love to learn new ways to use them and my growing stash of stencils.

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