Using Ink Blending and Paste Together + Simon’s Good Luck Charm Blog Hop

I love being able to mix paste and inks together to create unique effects. This couldn’t be made even more easier than by using layering stencil, like the Interlocking Circles set from Simon Says Stamp’s Good Luck Charm release.

I’m using new inks from Simon Says Stamp, plus additional new products such as the Linking Lucky dies, Well Wishes set and Simon’s popular Rainbow Glitz Glitter Gels. While I used a very pink, purple, and orange heavy color scheme, bear in mind that you can swap these colors for any mix you prefer!

I also accented my card with embellishments from the Four Leaf Clover sequin mix, and the domed shape of my card design was derived from the new Nested Domed Arches die set.


Simon Says Stamp Stencils…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies LINKING LUCKY…
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CZ Design Stamps and Dies WELL WISHES…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps WELL WISHES…
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CZ Design Wafer Dies WELL WISHES…
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Simon Says Stamp RAINBOW MINI Set of…
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Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively…
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Simon Says Stamp BLENDING BRUSH and…
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Simon Says Stamp Blending Brush SET…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins FOUR LEAF…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120#…
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Lawn Fawn APRICOT Cardstock LF1843
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# DOLL…
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Lawn Fawn SUGARPLUM Cardstock LF1124
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Scrapbook Adhesives 0.25 INCH 3D 308…
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty WHITE Foam…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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KEEP HOPPING: If you have just started hopping along with us, your next stop is Caly Person’s blog. If you would like to see the entire hop list, you can find that at the Simon Says Stamp Blog!

GIVEAWAY: Simon is giving away a $25 gift card to anyone who comments on this post! If you leave a comment, check back at the Simon blog next week to see if you won the giveaway.

FREE GIFT: While supplies last, use code YUM20 to receive Simon’s exclusive Birthday Cupcakes stamp set (designed by me!) FREE with any purchase you make between now and February 20th.

MORE INSPIRATION: Also be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp Blog Galleries for additional inspiration using the Good Luck Charm release. We all inspire each other and this is a great resource that I use personally to see ideas using the products from this collection!

122 Responses

  1. Giselaine says:

    Pretty card, Nina. Love this layered stencil and your video.

  2. Dawn says:

    Oh such vivid colors. I love it!

  3. Donna Griffin says:

    Love that color combination!! Such a pretty creation!

  4. Dottie says:

    Beautiful colors…..spring is coming!

  5. Sue D says:

    This is beautiful. Love the shape and colors.

  6. DebbieC says:

    Nice card. The dome arch die is a great one.

  7. MandaLJ says:

    Such a pretty card – I love the colours and the new stencil!

  8. Stacy V says:

    Gorgeous card! I’m loving your colors and how you transformed the shamrocks into flowers! Fabulous!

  9. Cyndi Morris says:

    Such a fun project. Love that technique!

  10. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Beautiful colors and fabulous creativity!

  11. Laraine says:

    Fabulous card! Love the colors you used!

  12. Susanbcards says:

    It’s great that you used creative colors for the Linking Lucky dies and your card, they look like flowers! Who doesn’t want to get more from their dies? Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Great card! There are so many wonderful new products

  14. Patricia Coleman says:

    Adorable card and love the colors!

  15. Ann Apolito says:

    What a pretty card, love your colour choices.

  16. So beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Susan Young says:

    This is so pretty!

  18. Tracy Timm says:

    beautiful coloring!!

  19. Kristina Gentle says:

    So many, so many, so many fantastic new products by Simon. I swear every time they do a new release it’s like they couldn’t have out done the last. And then they do. I still have a list of wants from the last release.

  20. Maureen Reiss says:

    Soooo Pretty!!! I love using dies for something different than what they are!!

  21. Nadia says:

    I need those nested dome dies in my life ???? love their look, and they work for all themes..

  22. Lara Read says:

    Beautiful colors!

  23. Kristen says:

    So colorful and pretty! Love the glitter gels

  24. Becky Moore says:

    This card is so fun and bright. It would make anyone happy. I love the colors you chose for the background and shamrocks.

  25. Pat J says:

    Love how your blended great color and added the glitz with these layered stencils. Nice work!

  26. Cat says:

    Beautiful card! And I love the GLITZ!

  27. Andre M. says:

    The stencilling is phenomenal as well as the eye catching palette you’ve used!

  28. Laurie says:

    Love the colors and the stencil you used! It’s going on my wishlist!

  29. That’s really lovely, Nina! Great shaped card, too!!

  30. Patty A Eifert says:

    What an awesome shaped card!! Love the beautiful colors you used on the background and the flowers!

  31. Carol Wortman says:

    These are beautiful! The interlocking circles look Celtic behind the clovers. It know a very talented Irish blogger, whom I’m lucky enough to call (and her sweet pup) friend. She would love this!! I think that’s what I love about crafting… it brings those we love to mind more often.

  32. Kate OConnor says:

    Interesting shape. Like the bright colors

  33. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love the bright colors on your shaped card! Really pretty!

  34. What a pretty card! So many different products used for this one card! Thanks for sharing!

  35. PattiP says:

    Love the card shape and bright positive colors!

  36. Laura Budke says:

    Such a fun card with fresh inspiration – use of paste. Thanks for the reminder for me to break out my glitter stash too!

  37. Donna Phelan says:

    Great shape and I adore your colors! So pretty!

  38. Jeannie Boudet says:

    Very cheerful cards!! love them and the release

  39. Diane Murakami says:

    Wow. That card really pops. I love the colors and the glitter. Beautiful.

  40. em says:

    I really like this colorful little card.

  41. Hamutal Shafrir says:

    Beautiful card! I love those bright colors! Thank you for great inspiration.

  42. Christine says:

    Beautiful card, love the bright colors,

  43. Helen F says:

    Gorgeous. Love the bright happy colours you used. So pretty.

  44. Wow bright cheerful card, love your colours .

  45. Cheriese H says:

    ooooh super fun, love that background!

  46. Scraporcraft says:

    Nice project share. I like the combination of blending and glitter.

  47. SarahC says:

    Beautiful card. Live how you used the ombré affect with your stencil.

  48. Denise Bryant says:

    Very pretty card! Love the arch shape and the clover die! Great colors!

  49. Ingrid Bowman says:

    Your cards are always next level, love the colour. Love the Good Luck Charm release.

  50. Debbie Frank says:

    Beautiful card, love the color combo!

  51. Sandy Meyers says:

    Even though there is a lot going on, I love that it is not overwhelming at all. It really does welcome Spring!

  52. Jill A Figley says:

    Gorgeous card, I love the colors and the shape of it. Thank you so much for sharing ????

  53. Tami B says:

    What a happy card. I love the glitter gels and I love the shape you made the card.

  54. Marisela Delgado says:

    Oh my goodness, Nina! This is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning, girlfriend.

  55. Joianne Wilson says:

    I love your use of color. You always have vibrant beautiful colors to inspire us!!!

  56. SSchmidt says:

    Love the stenciling with both ink and glitter

  57. Sharon Gullikson says:

    This technique looks amazing. I love the colors…

  58. Jeanne Rice says:

    So cute. Love your card.

  59. Mary Holshouser says:

    Has the look of a church window.
    The “stained glass” is the flowers.
    Wonderful idea. thanks for sharing

  60. Joyace Feheley says:

    What a great card! I need that glitter paste for sure. Awesome technique.

  61. Trudy Litterine says:

    Beautiful colors used. Great idea to use the clover die as flowers.

  62. Beverly Perdue says:

    Thanks for the video. I love how you created the background with the stencils and the fun colors. The clovers make pretty flowers.

  63. Cynthia says:

    Love the color combination!

  64. Melissa Leftrick says:

    What beautiful inspiration!!! Love what you have created!

  65. Jeanne Beam says:

    Gorgeous card! Such awesome colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

  66. Joy Meadows says:

    Loved watching your video, Nina! The colors you used are so pretty and I think the embossing paste is really cool!

  67. Sandra Baggarly says:

    Such a pretty card!

  68. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    What a great card, love your blending and glitter paste!

  69. Judy Inukai says:

    What a bright, cheery card. It’s always fun to see non traditional colors used.

  70. Janice Stovall says:

    So cute! I love the fact that it’s in non-traditional St. Patty’s day colors! Such a happy card!

  71. Janet D. says:

    Love all the bright colors!

  72. Gab says:

    Really pretty card

  73. Gayle Chrvala says:

    Awesome shaped card. Love the colors and the layering stencil.

  74. Patricia Wilson says:

    What a great card. First, the colors were amazing and so uplifting. Then making the four leaf clovers into flowers was ingenious. Thanks for sharing our many talents with us.

  75. Love this! Beautiful ink colurs, love the bit of glitz and how you used the clovers! Fabulous layout!

  76. Susie Sonnier says:

    Your card is beautiful

  77. Amy Lombardo says:

    Very pretty!! I love the new ink colors and pastes!!!

  78. Jeanette says:

    Love this card.

  79. Sheri Kempke says:

    Love how you mixed the stencils with inks and pastes–gorgeous card Nina! What an awesome new release from SSS!

  80. Linda Crowley says:

    Stunning colors!

  81. Heather says:

    Love the colors very pretty

  82. Tamala Priebe says:

    Very versatile set, love your card and inspirtation.

  83. Nadine says:

    I like how you use the inlay of the stencil in different colors and have them dimentional.

  84. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love the pretty colors you have used

  85. Shannon Davis says:

    I really like that clover die!

  86. karenladd says:

    That domed shape is such a fun one for your card and the colors really pop!

  87. Rebekka says:

    What beautiful colors.

  88. Martha Tribby says:

    Lovely card! So glad you demonstrated the use of the stencils.

  89. Wonderful ink blending, use of clover die & each die.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  90. Amy Stephenson says:

    Lovely card! Very inspirational!

  91. NJ Rehbein says:

    Such a colorful card!

  92. BECCA YAHRLING says:

    So colorful, fun & cheery!

  93. Debbie P says:

    Fantastic card. Love the new release. Thank you.

  94. Maureen Pryor says:

    love this stamp set, especially the gnome

  95. Pennie Glasser says:

    awes awesome colors, Nina! Love your inspiration, thank you.

  96. Merrill P says:

    This card makes me think of beautiful stained glass windows.

  97. Kelly Kuharik says:

    So pretty! Love playing with ink blending and pastes!

  98. Debbie C says:

    Great card. I guess I need to try stencil paste!

  99. Linda R says:

    Love the colors you chose for your design….tfs!

  100. Susan K. Lewis says:

    I love those blending pastes

  101. Susan K. Lewis says:

    I love those colors of the blending paste

  102. Alexandra Y says:

    Such a lovely card! And congrats on designing the Birthday Cupcakes stamp, it is amazing!

  103. Lisa S says:

    The colors are eye-catching and cheerful!!

  104. Susan A Anglesey says:

    Nina such a beautiful and colorful and cheery card!!

  105. Estelle Wujcik says:

    Love the combinations on this card. Great release!

  106. Tabitha says:

    This is sooo cute

  107. Teressa says:

    Great idea to use ink blending AND a stencil paste. I do both but never thought to combine them. It’s a wonderful effect.

  108. Karen Duffey says:

    Nini, what a beautiful card I would have never thought of mixing all the colors that you have I have some of the supplies to use will keep this stamp in mind thank you for all your wonderful work.

  109. Candy Clay says:

    Love the color combo

  110. Cathy Lombard says:

    I love the colors! Wait….I think I love everything about the card.

  111. Brenda Ryan says:

    What a cheerful card!

  112. Melinda Kuglitsch says:

    I love this color combo!

  113. Beautiful card! I ordered that paste set and I cant wait to get it in!

  114. Jennie M. Adriaansen says:

    So many great products. I love your vibrant designs and use of texture.

  115. barbara lassiter says:

    Clever and beautiful way to get more use from the clover die!

  116. Crystal Bivins says:

    What a fun and bright card. Love the colors and textures together.

  117. Ruth Siegel says:

    Beautiful .. love the coloring and love the stamps.

  118. Miesje Flach says:

    I love those colors! Such wonderful idea for clovers not in green.

  119. Lori Spitzer says:

    This domed card is very pretty – I also left a comment on YT. Thanks for the reminder about how to do a shaped card.
    Lori S in PA

  120. LesLee Sue Stone-Rasmus says:

    I love all the texture you created, But I really love that the back ground is almost 1 layer making it less bulky. Great card! Thanks so much for sharing!

  121. Audrey Meyer says:

    Great new sentiment and card shape offered in this new SSS release!

  122. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Beautiful stenciling and BRIGHT colors!

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