Ink Blending + Layering Stencils + Simon’s Cheer & Joy Blog Hop!

Hello friends! I am so excited to be bringing you inspiration featuring the new Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy collection for their release blog hop!

If you have already been hopping along with us, you should have arrived from my sweet friend, Cathy Zielske’s blog!

For my card in today’s hop, I used the Winter Floral Layering stencil set that I designed for this release. This set is a series of four different stencils each blended with a different color of Distress Oxide ink. I used Festive BerriesEvergreen BoughPeeled Paint… and then the “berries” layer was applied with some Metallix gold paste.

After blending the background, I mounted the panel onto a Desert Storm card base. The gold foiled greeting on the card is the new Merry Frame die, which I paired with a sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Mix 1 set.

I really love how this card turned out; these new stamps, dies and more from Simon Says Stamp are so inspiring and will be perfect for creating Christmas cards this year! Be sure to keep on reading for all the details about the blog hop!


Simon Says Stamp Stencil WINTER…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps HOLIDAY…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Tonic POLISHED GOLD Mirror Card Gloss…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Hero…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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Crafter’s Companion GEMINI JUNIOR…
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Don’t forget to keep hopping along in this Cheer and Joy release blog hop! Your next stop is the talented, Amy Rysavy!

Also! Simon is giving away a FREE Exclusive Post Office Box enamel pin with ANY purchase – I illustrated this pin, which I am very excited about and I hope you love it! Get the pin in your order with code HPYML9.

And finally, Simon is giving away a $25 gift card at every stop on the hop from your blog comment section. Winners will be chosen over the weekend and posted on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, October 16th.

219 Responses

  1. Avatar Sue Smith says:

    Nina, I really like this background stamp. It isn’t overloaded like some can be and so it make a very stunning card. TFS

  2. Avatar Suzanne Thornton says:

    Beautiful non-traditional colors.

  3. Avatar Kathy Dippner says:

    Beautiful card! Love the way this stencil works.

  4. What a pretty stencil! I like the idea of being able to use different colors! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Avatar Denise Ward says:

    Beautiful card!!! I usually like traditional colors for Christmas, but this color palette is very fresh and absolutely wonderful!! I also really like this new layering stencil set from SSS you used!! It makes creating a stunning card super easy and quick!! You can do as much or as little as you want and still have something really fantastic!! #loveComfortandCheerrelease #SSSnewreleaserocks

  6. Avatar tina says:

    Beautiful work!

  7. Love the colorful background!

  8. Avatar Pam B says:

    Very Pretty! Love the colors

  9. Avatar Denise Fonda says:

    Nina, I love layering anything. It makes me look way more talented then I am!!!

  10. Avatar Karen Hale says:

    Love the blended colors and the new stencils. Thanks, Nina-Marie for always inspiring our creativity.

  11. Avatar Queen Mary says:

    Wow Nina! What an incredibly festive card! How fun it would be to receive that card!

  12. Avatar Annette Stafford says:

    This is a really beautiful stencil. You are a great designer. The four different stencils to be layered is a wonderful idea.

  13. Avatar candyraeT says:

    A nice twist for a Christmas card. Very pretty.

  14. Avatar Linnea Sundstrom says:

    luv the softness of stenciled color!

  15. Avatar Bonnie Johnson says:

    Love the colors you chose!

  16. Avatar Patti Bailey says:

    Really great looking, Nina. I love your choice of colors together!

  17. Avatar Laurie Kirk says:

    Pretty card and cheery color choices.

  18. Avatar Tami B says:

    This is such a pretty card and such beautiful colors.

  19. Avatar Patty A Eifert says:

    This is beautiful! I really want that stencil!

  20. Avatar Louanne Collins says:

    Great idea having layered stencils! Bright, cheery card design!

  21. Avatar Steffi H. says:

    Beautifully done.

  22. Avatar Kim Salito says:

    I love your card, it’s beautiful.

  23. Avatar Judy Inukai says:

    Beautiful card. I really like the way the stencil can be layered.

  24. Avatar Jeannie says:

    Pretty card. I love the layering stencil.

  25. Avatar Robin Frechette says:

    Very beautiful card< love the stencil!

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