Why I Love Soft Stenciling [Simon’s Hey Bestie Release]

There are so many ways to use stencils, I had a hard time deciding how I wanted to use the new Simon Says Stamp Peony Bouquet stencil! Have you seen this pretty stencil from their Hey Bestie release? I love the cluster of peonies and the multiple ways you can arrange them on your cards.

I opted for a multicolored, soft stenciling effect. Often times with multicolor stenciling, we mask off specific areas that we want to be certain colors. This time I’ve gone for a softer, more blended approach, letting each color meld into the next.

Do you know which tool helps me to best get this effect? A blending brush. Not daubers; not blending tools – a brush. The bristles of the brush apply the ink more softly than either of the other tools I mentioned, which makes achieving this look so much easier!

Blending Brushes I Love

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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Set of 5 BLENDER BRUSHES Mixed Sizes…
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Picket Fence Studios LIFE CHANGING…
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And do you know why I love this soft blended look? Because it gives a gorgeous, dreamy effect that you can’t quite achieve when you block off the colors!

Let me show you what I’m talking about … press play on the video!

I finished off this stenciling by turning it into a card with just some simple embellishing. There is a fun, stacked sentiment from the new Miss You Missy stamp set, a few Nuvo Dream Drops on the centers of each peony, and of course a sprinkling of pretty sequins here and there.

So now I’m curious … do you like the soft stenciling look?? Let me know in the comments below!

The new Hey Bestie collection from Simon Says Stamp is absolutely gorgeous!

Be sure to check out all the new stamps, dies, stencils and more … you are going to love them all!

NEW DESIGNS I’VE CREATED

I’m really excited about the new stamps and dies I’ve created for this Hey Bestie release. You can see them all below!

I have a video coming tomorrow featuring the envelope dies, which I hope you will not only enjoy watching, but also find helpful. Stay tuned for that!

Simon Says Stamp A2 V FLAP ENVELOPE…
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Simon Says Stamp 4 BAR SQUARE FLAP…
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Simon Says Stamp 4 BAR V FLAP…
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Simon Says Stamp THANKS ON A LINE…
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Simon Says Stamp SNOWFLAKE MANDALA…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies LIFTING…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps LIFTING…
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Simon Says Stamp LIFTING HEARTS Wafer…
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SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp Stencil PEONY…
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Simon Says Stamps And Dies MISS YOU…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins GIRL’S BEST…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WORN…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WILD…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic GOLD LUXE Nuvo Dream Drops 1793n
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Ranger Wendy Vecchi MAKE ART…
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Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR 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 EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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MISTI MINI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000199
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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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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Free Gift with Purchase!

Right now Simon has this great free gift with purchase offer going on during the month of January (or while supplies last), where you can get this Crafter’s Companion stamp set free with your next purchase that includes Crafter’s Companion products.

14 Responses

  1. Avatar Annette Reed says:

    This is lovely. The colors look beautiful together.

  2. Avatar VK says:

    Beautiful soft and smooth coloring. This stencil is great.

  3. Avatar Michele W says:

    Beautiful card! I love this blending technique and look forward to giving it a try soon! Your soft blending really is dreamy. Also love your new products, especially the envelope dies. So clever. Love the idea of being able to make envelopes from a regular sheet of cardstock instead of needing to use large sheets of paper.

  4. Avatar Jennifer Rasnick says:

    Your blending is fantastic! I really need more stencils in my life lol.

  5. Avatar A Severns says:

    Yep, gotta have some blending brushes :) I like your simple embellishments. The blended ink colors are beautiful.

  6. Avatar Becky says:

    I love the way you blended more than one color on the peony flowers! NICE!

  7. Avatar Alison Baker says:

    So pretty! The blending really creates a striking effect.

  8. Love this look! Watercolor is not my thing but this I can handle! Thanks for the blending tips!

  9. Avatar Zinia Agosto says:

    So beautiful the stencil and your soft blended technique idea was so beautiful.
    Thanks so much.

  10. Avatar Jenni Sinor says:

    Absolutely love this card! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Avatar Lynn Stevens says:

    Gorgeous use of colors in your stencling. Nicely done

  12. Avatar Lynn Stevens says:

    Gorgeous use of colors in your stencling.

  13. Avatar Carol R says:

    Nina, I love your soft blended technique on this beautiful peony stencil. Your card IS “dreamy”; the colors are gorgeous!

  14. Avatar Chris Lawlor says:

    Oh my, so excited to see that you have designed a 4bar envelope die. I have been waiting for something like this a long time!! Yay!! 😊❤️

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