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Layered Stencil Blending with Distress Oxides

Hello, all! Today I have a fun card for you featuring new stamps and stencils from Paper Smooches that will be available for purchase starting tomorrow in the Paper Smooches shop. Today’s post is also a blog hop, so be sure to check out the hop info at the bottom of this post before the Supplies list.

(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).

I started with Pink Lemonade cardstock from My Favorite Things (which I think they’ve renamed Tickled Pink? Can anyone confirm that? I think it’s the same cardstock). I used the new Patterns and Starry stencils to blend four colors of Distress Oxide ink. I used Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Broken China, and Chipped Sapphire. I did all the blending with Blender Brushes from Picket Fence.

The greeting from the new Inhale Exhale stamp set was stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossing using white embossing powder.

At this point, I need to make the greeting stand out more, so I masked off a rectangle around the greeting and ink blended Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink into the area.

I finished off the card by drawing white lines from a Gelly Roll pen around the greeting.

NOTE: You can see the video of the envelope at my Instagram.

Paper Smooches July 2019 Release Blog Hop

You can see the entire release at the Paper Smooches shop. To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize! The prize – a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.

How to win:

  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning)
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Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!


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.

*Paper Smooches Inhale Exhale stamps
[ SSS | PPR ]
*Paper Smooches Patterns stencil
[ SSS | PPR ]
*Papet Smooches Starry stencil
[ SSS | PPR ]
My Favorite Things Tickled Pink…
[ MFT ]
2-Inch Wide Post-It Tape
Brutus Monroe White Media Mat
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad in…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in…
[ SSS ]
*Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in…
[ SSS ]
*Picket Fence Studios Life Changing…
[ PFS | SSS ]
3M Scotch Blue Masking Tape
3M Post-It Tape, white
[ SSS ]
Precision Heat Embossing Gun
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamp Positioning Tool
[ SSS ]
*MISTI bar magnet
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Grid Transparency
[ SSS ]
EK Success Powder Tool
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder
[ SSS ]
Sistema Storage Container (for…
Studio Katia Triangle Tray
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad in…
[ SSS ]
*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold
[ SSS ]
*Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen, 10 Bold…
T-Square Ruler
[ SSS ]
Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat
[ SSS ]

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  • Reply Nancy July 6, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Just love the fonts from Paper smooches!

  • Reply Kelsey Thomas July 6, 2019 at 7:56 am

    These are very pretty!

  • Reply Debbie Rumpza July 6, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Love your two cards… and great encouragement cards.

  • Reply Susan Lang July 6, 2019 at 8:16 am

    As usual, Kristina has an incredible eye for color. Love all the stars!

  • Reply Amy Wazwaz July 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Boy I think I found a coupe new stamps
    Sets I need. I love how you used one layer but added some much to it that is doesn’t feel one layer at all.

  • Reply Valerie Breingan July 6, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Super cool card.I love the colors chosen.

  • Reply Christine M July 6, 2019 at 8:40 am

    So soft and pretty card with a very cold envie . By the way what is the name of the music you played during the blending I loved it.

  • Reply Cynthia Cole July 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Oh I just love this card, the sentiment, the stars, the colors, and of course that fabulous envelope. When I was very little, a long, long, long time ago my parents took a picture of me and I looked just like Shirley Temple. How fun that’s one of the stamps you used. I always believe, there are no coincidences. I am so honored to be receiving one of your mail art creations, thank you so much.

  • Reply Beth July 6, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Stars – my favorite shape. Love your crisp card – and your fix for the sentiment not initially popping! Time to do some stenciling!

  • Reply Sue Symens July 6, 2019 at 8:43 am

    Love a big bold greeting. Nice work!

  • Reply Kim Mraz July 6, 2019 at 8:53 am

    My goodness WOW!!!

  • Reply brenda west July 6, 2019 at 8:55 am

    I love seeing your backgrounds and how you do them. Fascinating!

  • Reply Lisa Petrella July 6, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Gorgeous inking!!!

  • Reply Cyndi Morris July 6, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I love that card and I love that sentiment. I appreciate it so much when you keep going on a project you’re not completely happy with and come up with fixes that turn it into a fantastic card. It always gives me hope when working on a project — an initial “fail” can become a “success.”

  • Reply Marilyn S July 6, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Super card and I love the sentiment. Great way to decorate the envelope too.

  • Reply Zlatka July 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

    I love your card – the design, the colors, the envelope! So beautiful!

  • Reply Lynda July 6, 2019 at 9:50 am

    The bold and different sentiment are really special.

  • Reply Ani July 6, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I love the colors you used. The new stencils are amazing.

  • Reply Kerry Myers July 6, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Love the layered stencil look!

  • Reply Amy July 6, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Such a great card and envelope!!

  • Reply Allison F July 6, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Love the card and love Paper Smooches

  • Reply Sheri Kempke July 6, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Lovely card, love the sentiment. Congrats to Paper Smooches on their latest release.

  • Reply Audrey Tokach July 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Holy Moly! This card and envelope are amazing! I love all of the new products! :)

  • Reply Dee Earnshaw July 6, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    wow love this set – amazing coloring

  • Reply Sue D July 6, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Love the layers of colors and the stars.

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