Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #inkblending #simonsaysstamp #stenciling #cardmaking

Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! I’ve never been much of a fan of ink blending, but now – now that’s all I do! Ink blending is a fantastic technique that allows you to create beautiful backgrounds using your ink pads alone or in combination with stencils. Add some cool pastes on top – and you have yourself a fabulous one of a kind background.

 Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #inkblending #simonsaysstamp #stenciling #cardmaking

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CARD DETAILS

I started making this card by ink blending Twirling Tutu ink over an entire 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ white cardstock panel. Next, I placed a beautiful Solar Burst stencil on top and blended Hollyhock over it (mostly in the center). While I still had my stencil taped in place (I used washi tape to attach it onto my panel) I dry embossed it in my Platinum die cutting machine.

Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #inkblending #simonsaysstamp #stenciling #cardmaking

Again, I kept my stencil in place and applied Moonstone Glimmer Paste from Tonic Studios adding a bit of sparkle to this background. I removed my stencil and washed it (and the palette knife too) immediately in warm water. You need to do so right away to get rid of any paste that might be stuck on the stencil as it dries hard.

Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #inkblending #simonsaysstamp #stenciling #cardmaking

At this point I decided I wanted to bring in some yellow, so I blending Sunshine ink coming in from the edges of this panel (I did wait for the glimmer paste to be completely dry). I kept the center pink. I also sprayed this background using Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray for ever more sparkle.

Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #inkblending #simonsaysstamp #stenciling #cardmaking

I went with a “Thank You So Much” sentiment (it comes from the Wreath Greetings stamp set) and stamped it in black onto a white die-cut circle. I also die-cut another, slightly larger circle out of vellum and layered both onto my card. Lastly, I embellished this project using sequins from the Peach Beach and Pool Party sequin sets.

STEP BY STEP PHOTO TUTORIAL

Here’s a step-by-step photo tutorial showing how to make this card. Feel free to save/pin it for later.

Simon Says Stamp | Stenciling, Ink Blending and More! Thank You So Much Card. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #inkblending #simonsaysstamp #stenciling #cardmaking

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Stamps Wreath Greetings
Simon Says Stamps Wreath Greetings
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Simon Says Stencils Solar Burst
Simon Says Stencils Solar Burst
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Simon Says Stamp Peach Beach Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Peach Beach Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Pool Party Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Pool Party Sequins
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer Spray
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Standard Circles LG Dies
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG Dies
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste
Tonic Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste
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Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Tonic Metal Palette Knife
Tonic Metal Palette Knife
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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9 Comments

    1. Yana, I love this card! It’s gorgeous. I would never have thought of putting the yellow with the pink. I can’t get over how well they go together, and how soft and sweet this card is. Thank you again!!!

    1. Ooooh Yana, I like this! Love the glimmer paste with this stencil and the ink blended background, those colours are beautiful together.

    1. This is beautiful! Thank you for the detailed instructions on how you created it. I can’t wait to try it.

    1. Yana what a fabulous card with various stages in its creation. I love the fact that it has been inked, dry embossed, embossing paste and then inked again. I love finding new ways to use vellum and to layer this under the sentiment is certainly a great idea because it is light and it doesn’t take away from the image or colours beneath it. Thank you for sharing this project with us crafters. xx

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