Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! In my previous post I mentioned how much I love to use stencils for my handmade cards. Today I have another technique to share featuring stencils – simple stencil layering. You’ll need to have at least 2 stencils that thematically go well together.

Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

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CARD DETAILS

*Scroll to the very bottom of this post for a photo tutorial.

I started making this card by attaching my Leafy Frame stencil onto a white cardstock panel. It still had adhesive on the back (I used it a few weeks ago and sprayed with repositionable spray adhesive to easily attach it onto my paper) and I didn’t need to use any other things to secure it in place. Using a light hand I blended Lake Shores ink.

Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

Next, with the Leafy Frame stencil still in place I used Clouds stencil and added more ink blending on top, this time using a darker, High Dive ink.

The Clouds stencil has cloud edge on each of the 4 edges and this gives 8 different cloud “looks” in total – I blended just 5 or so and each ended up being different compared to the rest.

Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

I also added some ink blending at the bottom of this panel, although I later regretted doing so – I think I over did it. I used Key Lime ink for this, maybe if I used a different shade of green or blended with a lighter hand it would have looked better.

I also stamped, colored and die-cut a little cat from the Hello There stamp set. I used Copic markers and, as always, I went with my go-to colors (see my favorite Copic color combos here). I used the following colors:

  • Colorless Blender, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
  • YR00, E02

Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

Next, I foam mounted the kitty onto my background and added a snarky sentiment that reads “Turns our I like you more than I originally planned”. Perfect to go along with an image of a cat. This sentiment comes from the Playful Messages stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

I also used some Butterfly Kisses sequins and scattered a few around my card as a finishing touch.

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 | Simple Stencil Layering. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #stenciling #simonsaysstamp #stamping #inkblending

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 Stencils Leafy Frame
Simon Says Stencils Leafy Frame
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Simon Says Stencils Clouds for Days
Simon Says Stencils Clouds for Days
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Simon Says Stamps Hello There
Simon Says Stamps Hello There
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Simon Says Stamp Hello There Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Hello There Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Hello There
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Hello There
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Simon Says Stamps Playful Messages
Simon Says Stamps Playful Messages
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Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Key Lime Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Key Lime Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
Simon Says Stamp Butterfly Kisses Sequins
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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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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Copic Colorless Blender Marker
Copic Colorless Blender Marker
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Copic Sketch Marker YR00 Powder Pink
Copic Sketch Marker YR00 Powder Pink
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Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C5 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C7 Cool Gray
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Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C9 Cool Gray Grey
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Copic Sketch Marker E02 Fruit Pink
Copic Sketch Marker E02 Fruit Pink
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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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Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Pen
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Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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6 Comments

    1. I love the use of the stencils in your background Yana I have acquired quite a few stencils now but lack the confidence to use these in my card designs. I know once I start using them I will develop more confidence so perhaps I need to CASE a design to gain this confidence. Thank you for sharing this project with us crafters. :O) xx

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