Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies. Two color ink blending

Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies

I have been enjoying creating with stencils lately and at one point I felt I wanted to play with new designs, so I decided I would make a few myself using dies.

Dies are a wonderful tools that allow you to do so much. I shared a blog and video on making your own stamps using dies a few weeks ago and today I’d like to talk about creating stencils (or masks) using dies.

Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies. Two color ink blending

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I’ve filmed a quick video tutorial where I share my tips and tricks on how to create stencils using even the most intricate dies. Watch my video below or on Youtube:

CARD DETAILS

I created several die cuts to use as stencils for the cards I’m sharing in this blog post. I used Simon’s Floret Frame, Balloons Bouquet and Bird Of Roses dies and cut those out of white cardstock (I also experimented with cutting these out of glossy and using glossy for stencils – I have to have I kind of like glossy a bit better, but regular cardstock stencils or glossy cardstock stencils both work just fine).

Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies. Two color ink blending

Since all of these were very detailed I wasn’t able to use tape to tape them to my paper like a regular stencil so I used spray adhesive and sprayed the back of each to adhere onto my panel. Spray adhesive isn’t permanent (unless you press down really well), so after the ink blending was done I was able to carefully remove my stencils from my paper. There was adhesive residue left on my ink blended panels but it is easily removed with an adhesive eraser.

Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies. Two color ink blending

I used just two colors of ink for my ink blending – Duckling and Doll Pink. Both backgrounds above were done these colors and you can see the difference in color intensity – I was using a very light hand for the card with a bird and a heavy hand for a card with a floral frame.

Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies. Two color ink blending

For my sentiments I used two different sets and stamped a part of the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed the second part using Wow Opaque Bright White Powder. Others were die cut out of black cardstock.

Simon Say Stamp | DIY Stencils using Dies. Two color ink blending

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp FLORET FRAME Wafer Die S336 DieCember
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Simon Says Stamp BALLOON BOUQUET Craft Dies S272
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Simon Says Stamp BIRD OF ROSES Wafer Die SSSD111541 DieCember
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches
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Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine Spellbinders
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB Ream Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# BLACK Black8
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Spellbinders TOOL 'N ONE T-001
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Spray Adhesive
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad DUCKLING ink045 The Color of Fun
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Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Dye Ink
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965
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Ranger MINI ROUND FOAM REFILLS for Mini Round Ink Blending Tools IBT40972
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Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
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Simon Says Clear Stamps FRIENDSHIP BLOOMS SSS101600 Reason To Smile
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator
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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE WL01SF
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Pretty Pink Posh SPARKLING CLEAR MIX Cupped Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM CLEAR DROPLETS (small)
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511
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Simon Says Stamps and Die Set SUMMER HAPPINESS SetSH211 Splash of Color
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9 Comments

    1. Gorgeous, love the black sentiments on the pretty bright colours 🙂 Thank you for the video 😀

    1. Yana, these are so lovely! You didn’t mention who makes the dies that cut out the DREAMS and HAPPY sentiments on the 2nd and 3rd card banners. Please enlighten us, because I’d love to find them! Thanks.

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