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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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  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on July 8th to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on July 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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  • (which means that you have up to four extra chances to win on each blog)

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 Carla Hundley July 7, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Fabulous looking card.
    Love the stenciling and
    colors. Great work on
    the envelope also.
    Carla from Utah

  • Reply Deekshita July 7, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Thanks for Lovely detailed video

  • Reply Sarah Biswabic July 7, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Your card and envelope are so fun and cheerful!

    • Reply Darlene De Sario July 7, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Card is beautiful. I am in awe of how amazing your envelopes are. I can not write like that. You are talented. Shared on all platforms except bog as I dont have one.

  • Reply Debbie P July 7, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Fantastic card. Love the new release.

  • Reply Katherine Kloschinsky July 7, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Love everything about this card! Also loved that you showed your process.

  • Reply Beulah Bee July 7, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I always get such a kick out of your postage stamp selection. Your envelope design was just made for Shirley–I love it!

  • Reply Terrie D. July 7, 2019 at 10:44 am

    What a fun card and envelope set! I love how you masked and framed an area for the greeting. :)

  • Reply Aunt Min July 7, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Fun use of Distress Oxide inks!

  • Reply Mary Holshouser July 7, 2019 at 11:45 am

    Love the layering on the card.
    The matching envelope is fun – the
    postman gets a kick out of the card
    too. thanks for sharing

  • Reply Kirsty July 7, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    These are amazing! I love your envelop art with these fab new products from PaperSmooches!

  • Reply Miriam Prantner July 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    This is such a great new sentiment set and I am loving that layered stencil background!

  • Reply Miriam Prantner July 7, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I tweeted about the hop:

  • Reply Andre M. July 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Lovely palette and great design on this encouragement card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Reply Kelley July 7, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Beautiful shades of purple. The white is a great contrast and I love the sentiment!

  • Reply JennyN July 7, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Fantastic card and envelope, loving the purples. Awesome new release, I am loving it all.

  • Reply Rachel July 7, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Love your card and matching evelope. Thanks for showing your process.

  • Reply chark July 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    so beautifully done!

  • Reply Carmen July 8, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Love your videos and it is great to see how you can salvage your cards.
    I have a question about ”piquet fence brushes”
    1) are you cleaning them between the different oxide colors?
    2) In your opinion, do you think it is worth the price?
    3) I have seen several people using make-up brushes from Amazon and they claim that brushes perform about the same?

    I live overseas so it is plain curiosity since I would not be able to purchase them anyway

  • Reply JOAN VANCOURT July 8, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Wow, that is awesome. At first I thought you had a journal book cover. I love the box around the sentiment. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply Milka Gubo July 8, 2019 at 8:35 am

    AMAZING card and envelope!! Love the colors, your hand lettering… EVERYTHING!! Thank you for sharing and inspiration. :o)

  • Reply Jean Chaney July 8, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Beautiful technique using the newest Paper Smooches release!

  • Reply Artconquers July 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Aww.. such a beautiful card and envelope.. thanks for the wonderful video inspiration..

  • Reply Kelly Roberts July 8, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    AWESOME!!!! Love the quote and the design.

  • Reply Marisela Delgado July 8, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    OH.MY.GOODNESS. I am blown away by the envelope. FABULOUS!!

  • Reply Amy Cooley July 8, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Awesome card/envelope combo. The colors are dreamy.

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