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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

NEW RELEASE! Stencil Fade Background Technique with Simon Says Stamp's Off The Edge Daffodil

Hello everyone! It's release day at Simon Says Stamp ... Good Luck Charm! As usual, the new introductions are amazing! Check out the new release ... but for now, I have a set of sympathy cards featuring a gorgeous new stencil, Off The Edge Daffodil featuring a stencil fade background technique.

Three panels of Bristol Smooth card stock were cut to A2 size. They were ink blended with the following Distress Oxides:

  • Scattered Straw, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves

  • Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass

  • Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral

The stencil was prepared with Pixie Spray; a low tack, repositionable adhesive. When the panels were dry, the daffodils were stencilled with Fossilized Amber over the Scattered Straw, the first colour in the ink blend for each panel. The next colour of the ink blend was applied to soften the edge between the stencilling and the background. This ink and the final one in each combination were reapplied until the blend was seamless.

The panels were trimmed to 4” by 5 1/4” and die cut with Simon's A2 Thin Frames. Black card stock was also cut with this die. The small panels were mounted on black foam. Secondary sentiments from Simon’s Moments of Grace were stamped on the panels with Versafine ink. Both the outer edge frame from the ink blended panel and the thin black frame were adhered to a black card stock panel that measured 4 1/8” by 5 3/8”. The foam backed panel was adhered to the black card stock one and mounted on an A2 sized card base.

Excluding Scattered Straw, the remaining two inks in the ink blended background were used to create a small blend to die cut Simon’s Here For You sentiment. Black foam was also cut and the sentiment was stacked. After it was adhered to the card, clear sequins topped with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew finished off the card.


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