Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Simon Says.......Stencil It!

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

This week our theme is Stencil It!  And the design team are all using products from The Crafter's Workshop.

SSS May 20

supplies: The Crafter's Workshop Mini Pattern Strips, VersaFine Onyx Black ink, Altenew's Vintage Roses, Ranger's Conch Shell and Lemon Twist, Wplus9 Wild Mango, Hero's Soft Canteloupe, Green Hills, and Grass inks, Simon's Happy Every Day sentiment, Simon's fine detail white embossing powder and VersaMark ink, black and BoBunny yellow dot cardstock

This Mini Pattern Strips stencil has 7 different patterns on it, so I chose 4 of them and "wove" them onto my card front, masking as needed. Then I just popped a big spray of my favorite yellow roses and this sweet sentiment, embossed in white on black cardstock.

On my next card I used some distress inks and modeling paste with my stencil:

SSS May20

supplies: The Crafter's Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil, cracked pistachio and tumbled glass distress inks, Liquitex modeling paste, Die-Namics Spring Wreath die, Impression Obsession Hollyhock dies, Simon's Flower Friend sentiment, Audrey Blue ink, hand-dyed seam binding, Sea Glass cardstock as card base, Audrey Blue and various pastel cardstocks

I started this card by sponging 2 soft distress inks through my stencil, and then some modeling paste.  I remembered that it takes on the color of the ink below it.  The rest of the elements kind of put themselves together!

Now it's your turn!  We have another $50.00 gift voucher for the random winner of this week's challenge.

What would you choose at the Simon Says Stamp Store?

Simon Says Stamp

Do you use Instagram?  If you do, we'd love you to add #ssswchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there, too!


  1. I LOVE how you criss crossed your stencil strips in this and of COURSE I adore those flowers Lin!! TFS your Awesome card! :D

  2. gorgeous, gorgeous both of them - of course the blue one is my favorite!!

  3. That stenciling technique you used on your first card is very cool! Love the yellow blooms! And your second is very pretty, as well.

  4. Both your cards are just so beautiful!

  5. Fabulous designs with stencils! I am still on the learning curb with them, but I keep trying.

  6. Both gorgeous Lin!! I especially like how you to use the stencils to create the strong graphics to anchor the lovely roses on the first card!!

  7. I thought your first card used Washi tape - it's fabulous and I ADORE your second card! Beautifully done, Lin! ♥

  8. Beautiful, both of them!! Love the colors on the second one and the graphics of the first!

  9. Like both creations. Like Barb I thought that the b&w strips were washi tape on your card. Wonderful stencil coloring. Like the soft colors of the Harlequin pattern card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. Both fabulous cards Lin, I love the strips stencil on the first card - stunning!! The Harlequin is such pretty colours with the gorgeous wreath and flowers!!

    Heather xx

  11. Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous ! I love the bold stencil design on the first with the beautiful flowers and the 2nd one is so subtle and pretty, very lovely :-)

    Lols x x x

  12. Love that harlequin design - nearly used that one myself! Two stunning cards - as always!!

  13. Beautiful cards they really put a smile on my face ;)

    Vic x

  14. Beautiful and inspiring cards! Jo x

  15. Gorgeous cards, Lin! I love how you added texture in the second with a pop of color and how you patterned the first stencil to make it your own custom look!!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  16. luv these Lin...the embossing paste is one of my favorite things to use....sweeet! hope you have a super weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  17. Love your use of the stencils Lin, these are both so pretty!

  18. I really like the contrast between the graphic black and white images and the beautiful layered roses. Love the uneven stenciling on the second card, you make it look fabulous. Somehow when I try that it never looks right :)

  19. Came to tell you how much I love that graphic black with the soft roses... And then I saw your wreath! I am a sucker for any wreath, but love how you added those three hollyhocks. And that BG is scrumptious!

  20. Great samples of the versatility of using stencils Lin. Love the first one. Very impressive.

  21. Absolutely amazing cards Lin! I don't know which one I like more! Both are fabulous!!



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