3 Stenciling Techniques + Bonus Idea! + Simon’s New Hello Beautiful Release Hop

If the video does not display, please click here to watch on my YouTube channel, or refresh the page. This video and post are also part of Simon Says Stamp’s Hello Beautiful blog hop. Hop details are at the bottom of this post.

I don’t know about you, but I love stenciling! The new Spring Boho Circle stencil from Simon Says Stamp’s Hello Beautiful release is a versatile and beautiful design that I’m featuring in 3 different techniques!

Color Wheel Blending

This technique utilizes masking tape to segment your stencil into sections. The amount of sections you include on your “color wheel” is totally up to you; I chose 8 for my backgrounds.

This color wheel card features the Spring Boho Circle stencil, ink blended with Brush Applicators and Distress Oxide inks. I stamped and colored a floral image from the Best Friend Ever stamp and die set and paired the flowers with a greeting from the Reverse Easter Sentiment Strips. Some Moonshine sequins add a little sparkle to the finished card.

The second version using this color wheel technique features the new Sketch Iris stamp and die set, as well as greetings from the Welcoming and Reverse Baby sets. I added Moonshine sequins to this card too.

Alcohol Lift Inking

Alcohol Lift Ink can be used for more than just stamping! I used a mini ink blending tool to apply the ink through my stencil, lifting the alcohol ink off my background!

To finish this card, I die cut the Lucky to Know You die from Simon Says Stamp with white and gold glitter cardstocks. I also included a gold foil heart cut with the Clipping Heart die. For embellishment I adhered a few of the Lucky sequins from the new Hello Beautiful release!

Foiling with Stencils

The third idea I shared in my video was foiling with stencils. Foiling is such a fun technique, and with the Transfer Gel from ThermoWeb, you can foil with stencils instead of toner!

On my mini slimline card, I foiled the Spring Boho Circle onto kraft cardstock with Gina K. Designs Turquoise Sea foil. The Transfer Gel was applied through my stencil prior to foiling so that when I ran this paper through a laminator, the foil would stick to the dried gel. I embellished the card with a greeting from the Slimline Beautiful You stamp set, embossed with the new Cream embossing powder from Simon. I also glue silver gems onto the background for a little sparkle.

All these ideas using the same stencil provided such unique and gorgeous results! I truly enjoy stenciling and also have a fourth technique included in the video as a special bonus! Here’s a sneak peek… be sure to watch the video to see how I did it!

SUPPLIES

Simon Says Stamp Stencil SPRING BOHO…
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Simon Says Stamp Stencil MIX AND…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps SLIMLINE…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps WELCOMING…
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Simon Says Stamp CAPITAL B BEAUTIFUL…
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Simon Says Stamp LUCKY TO KNOW YOU…
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Simon Says Stamp CLIPPING HEART Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamps and Dies BEST…
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips…
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Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Strips…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins LUCKY CLOVER…
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Pretty Pink Posh METALLIC SILVER Jewels
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Tim Holtz ALCOHOL LIFT-INK PAD Ranger…
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i-Crafter I-BRUSH INK APPLICATORS…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs TURQUOISE…
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Therm O Web TRANSFER GEL DUO iCraft…
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Ranger TEXTURE PASTE TRANSPARENT…
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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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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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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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SCS 123 Spellbinders BEST EVER CRAFT…
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Therm O Web STENCIL PAL Deco Foil…
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Tonic CHROME SILVER Mirror Card Gloss…
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Tonic POLISHED GOLD Mirror Card Gloss…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120#…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock GOLD…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack MULTI SIZE…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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HOP DETAILS

  • If you’ve already been hopping with us, you should have arrived from my friend Cathy Zielske’s blog. Your next stop is my other friend, Caly Person’s blog! You can also find the entire hop list on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.
  • Want to win a $25 gift card? Leave a comment here on my blog! Simon will draw the winner on 3/3/21.
  • Use code RSE542 if you shop at Simon Says Stamp now until 2/28 to get the Rose Trio stencil FREE with your purchase!

197 Responses

  1. Avatar jamie says:

    love the ink blending with the glitter!

  2. Avatar Kelsey Thomas says:

    These are all so beautiful!

  3. Avatar Lisa Achilles says:

    Beautiful cards. Love all the techniques. Gonna have to try some.

  4. Gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing so many techniques and inspiration!

  5. Avatar Cherry Robinson says:

    Beautiful cards Nina and so much inspiration! Thank you for sharing! ❤️

  6. Avatar Natalie says:

    I absolutely love the Lucky to know you blending! So beautiful

  7. Avatar Megan N says:

    Such great ways to get the most from a single product!

  8. Avatar Susan McRae says:

    These are such fun stenciling techniques! Love the happy rainbow idea!

  9. Toutes ces cartes sont fabuleuses.
    Ma préférence va toutefois à celle avec l’iris.
    MaryannG

    All of these cards are fabulous.
    However, my preference goes to the one with the iris.

  10. Avatar Paula Rough says:

    Love your video and the cards and techniques, you explain things very well. Just beautiful.

  11. Avatar Michele W says:

    Great ideas! The mini slimline card is my favorite card but using a stencil to lift alcohol ink is my favorite technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Avatar Cathy Lillie says:

    Great stenciling techniques! Now I have some new ways to stretch my stencils. Thanks for demonstrating them, Nina.

  13. Avatar Peggy D. says:

    I’ve been wanting to play with my alcohol inks and recently bought a pad of alcohol lift ink. Your sample technique has kicked me into high gear to play!

  14. Avatar Carolee M says:

    LOVE your cards!!!

  15. Avatar Lara Read says:

    Fantastic as always!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Avatar Dawn Tooley says:

    Love the cards especially the foiled one and the circle background. I can’t wait to see what that background will become.

  17. Avatar Kim Brown says:

    OMG! Those sparkly circles! These techniques are on my do this soon list!

  18. Avatar Cherie Pemberton says:

    I love the foiling with the stencil!

  19. Avatar Janie W says:

    Love, Love, Love your cards! So colorful and beautiful! I am going to get brave enough to try stenciling!

  20. Avatar Natasha Vacca says:

    Wow – these are gorgeous! I love how you created such different and beautiful backgrounds!

  21. Avatar Sue Hudson says:

    As always, your cards are so amazing. Thank you so much!

  22. Avatar Kathy j in Ellicott City says:

    What a great card! The colors are so vibrant!

  23. Avatar Denise Mlady says:

    Such fun techniques! Thanks for reminding me about the transfer gel, I bought some and have never used it.

  24. Avatar JERI L UMBLE says:

    GREAT WORK – LOVE ALL OF THESE!!

  25. Avatar Lisa Seter says:

    Beautiful cards. I love the color bubbles from the last technique.

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