Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards. Video + Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, friends! Today I am joining Simon Says Stamp and celebrating their Cherished release (I’m sharing more about this release and blog hop below).

I loved loved loved the new stencils from Simon – so detailed, so dainty and oh so perfect. There is a lot one can do with stencils, a lot of wonderful techniques to play with and a lot of different looks to achieve. I went with simple and easy to do technique: stencils + texture paste + embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

I filmed a quick technique-only video tutorial for these cards. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

The new stencils reminded me of lace, of beautiful white lace on bare skin, and that is what inspired cards I am sharing in this post. I used all 3 for my projects, but I loved Star Medallion the most for this particular technique.

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

The first thing I did when making my cards is dry embossed my kraft panel in my die cutting machine. You don’t have to do this, I am not really sure if it adds anything to the overall look, maybe just a tad bit more dimension, I’m not sure it’s noticeable enough to go through the trouble of doing it. I also did dry embossing using one of the stencils on the card I shared yesterday and there you can really catch all of the texture and detail it created.

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

I re-aligned my stencil on the paper, taped it in place and added texture or embossing paste through the stencil onto the paper. You’ll want to cover the entire surface of your papers with this paste, you can also do partial coverage and in that case that dry embossing would look really neat because it will actually show on the non-covered part of the panel.

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

I removed the stencil, took it the sink and washed it along with the palette knife I used to apply the paste. Next I covered entire panel with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl embossing powder. This is a very beautiful pearlescent powder.

You’ll need to wait for the paste to dry to have best results before heat setting the powder. It might take an hour or a few hours depending on how thick you applied it. If you heat set it right away the paste will bubble up. Watch my video to see what I mean.

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

To complete these cards I used the Sketch Ranunculus stamp set (for the sentiment) and new Big Perfect Shape stamp and coordinating die to stamp and die cut the hearts for my cards. I used Simon’s Pale Blush Pink ink for my stamping.

Simon Says Stamp | Textured Lace Cards using Star Medallion, Heart Mandala and Circular Lace stencils from Simon Says Stamp. Cards by Yana Smakula. Video tutorial

BLOG HOP

Please join us for a blog hop filled with amazing inspiration! The next on this stop is Shari Carroll. You can also start at the beginning on Simon’s Blog.

GIVEAWAY

Simon is giving away a prize package worth over $25 to every stop on the hop! Please leave a comment below and let me know if you enjoy using stencils, if there’s a technique you love the most – mention that too, please!

Winners will be posted on Simon Says Stamp blog on Tuesday.

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 Circular Lace
Simon Says Stencils Circular Lace
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Simon Says Stencils Star Medallion
Simon Says Stencils Star Medallion
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Simon Says Stencils Heart Mandala
Simon Says Stencils Heart Mandala
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies Big Perfect Shapes
Simon Says Stamps and Dies Big Perfect Shapes
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Perfect Shapes
Simon Says Clear Stamps Big Perfect Shapes
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Simon Says Stamp Big Perfect Shapes Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Big Perfect Shapes Wafer Dies
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Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus Stamp Set
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Simon Says Stamp Pale Blush Pink Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Pale Blush Pink Dye Ink Pad
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder
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Dina Wakley Ranger Palette Knife Media
Dina Wakley Ranger Palette Knife Media
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Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Texture Paste
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste White Studio 490
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste White Studio 490
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Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
Be Creative Tape 3mm Sookwang
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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321 Comments

    1. What a cool technique! I like the bubbled up texture!! I dint use stencils often – I tend to have trouble with stuff bleeding under the stencil.

    1. Great technique and beautiful cards. Love the soft look that the pearl embossing powder gives.

    1. Beautiful work, love all the texture with a pop of pink.

    1. These stencils are awesome!! I think it will take some practice…but we’ll worth it!!

    1. Yana, your cards are STUNNING! What a fabulous technique! I’ve already ordered one of the new lace stencils but after watching your video, I know I will have them all shortly! Great video!

    1. Wow, Yana!! This is just amazing – I love your cards. I’m going to try dry embossing my stencil soon. I enjoy using stencils and actually have some that my mom used when I was a kid.

    1. Receiving one of these beautiful cards would be a gift or a card to be treasured or a card to be framed. Great job! Thank you.

    1. Love the results with the new stencils and the Hero Arts shimmery paste.

    1. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create! Thank you.

    1. Absolutely stunning, and so elegant! I do use stencils every now and again, but not too often. Although, once I remember that I have them & start using them, I then can’t stop for a while 😉

    1. Very cool idea! I didn’t know you could dry emboss with a stencil 😉

    1. Love the fine detail on these stencils! What a great colour combination to keep that elegant look! Really lovely Yana!

    1. I need your inspirational videos to make me pull out my stencils! Great idea with these beautiful new products.

    1. Wow! These are stunning! Love the white on kraft. Haven’t tried embossing paste but it’s on my list now!! Thanks for the video it is helpful when I haven’t tried a technique.

    1. So beautiful ! Will save this as inspiration for wedding & anniversary cards 🙂

    1. Beautiful cards & beautiful stencils! These would make a lovely wedding card too! Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Yana, your cards are stunning – I can’t wait to get these stencils! I almost think I like the one that bubbled more than the one that didn’t – I really liked the extra texture. But either way, they are absolutely beautiful!

    1. Beautiful!! That was my 1st thought also when I saw these stencils. I will definitely be adding these to my stash as soon as I can!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    1. hello and thank you for sharing. I am still experimenting with stencils. I have one from a SSS card kit and one from a Hero Arts card kit Each time I play with them and watch everyone’s videos and read blogs, I learn a bit more. So, thank your sharing.

    1. Absolutely stunning cards. I love to use stencils with paste. I love the dimension. I’m going to try the pearlescent embossing powder…it is gorgeous, especially with this colour scheme. It looks like frosted icing on a cake. I really liked the bubbled up dimension, too.

    1. So pretty. I’ve used stencils with air brushing, paste, and sponges. Air brushing is my favorite.

    1. These are gorgeous! I like this technique and a similar one where you use a stencil on a sheet of double sided adhesive and then use glitter to fill the holes of the stencil. Then you remove the stencil and add glitter to the rest of the adhesive for a two tone effect. I vaguely remember having to use versamark if you were using a brass stencil to remove it. Not sure about plastic… its been a long time since I’ve done it!

    1. Interesting technique. I love the bubbled up effect of heat setting before the paste is dry.

    1. Thanks for sharing this fun technique! I haven’t tried it yet. Your video was great with some good tips!!

    1. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sweet Card and the New Release!! THANKS for sharing the Video too and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    1. These are exquisite! I was particularly interested in how the stencils would be used. Stunning!

    1. Love the simple but so elegant style of your cards! Breathe taking!

    1. Have never seen embossing powder used over texture paste. Beautiful effect!

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