cardmaking stencil techniques

Welcome to a fun blog hop celebrating the Sending Sunshine release by

I have a giveaway for you and a coupon code too! And there is ton of inspiration and lots of giveaways on every stop! So hop along with us! You should have arrived here from Yoonsun Hur. If you want to start the hop from the beginning please visit Simon Says Stamp Blog .

the release

If you haven’t seen the release you can check all the products HERE. Today I am showcasing one of my favorite products from this release, the Leafy Frame stencil. I used three different techniques to achieve different looks and to give you ideas on how to make the most of this stencil.

card 1

For my first card I used distress oxide inks over the stencil. Use your favorite color combination and you have a lovely background perfect for any occasion.

card 2

On this card I combined two different colors of dylusions shimmer sprays! Love the effect and how clean and crisp the white leaves look against those colors.

card 3

For my third card I applied glimmer paste over the stencil. A gorgeous color and a lovely texture and shine!

video tutorial

you can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel


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coupon code

Grab a free gift when you shop at SimonSaysStamp when you use the coupon code: SUNSHINE at checkout. The code will expire Sunday, 5/20 at 11:59 pm ET.


Leave a comment below for a chance to win a $25 coupon. SimonSaysStamp will choose a winner from every stop and post the winners on their blog on Wednesday the 23rd.

next stop

The next stop on the hop is Lea Lawson!


  1. I love how you created three cards with one stencil. The blue glimmer paste is so pretty. Thanks for always inspiring me to get more adventurous with my crafting.

  2. I love these cards so much that I had to order the stencil so I would have it in my stash. When it arrives I am hoping to make cards with it like you have.

    Your work is so beautiful and it has inspired me once again.

    Thank you Vicki


  3. WoW! Love your ideas and thanks for the inspiration Vicki! I love using the inky sprays as well, especially flipping over the stencil to get the inked stencil onto a new piece of cardstock. So many ideas!

  4. Oh that Leafy Frame stencil is wonderful! I love how all of your cards turned out with it! I think this Sunshine release is my favorite SSS release ever! Thanks for the inspiration and for a chance to win a prize!

  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork! Always a pleasure to watch your videos and see your blog posts.

  6. These are some gorgeous cards . Love your work !! Yesterday I was watching your older video on how to make 5 cards with one stencil and today you just amazed me and inspired me with three more . Thank you so much.

  7. As always great cards and I love that stencil. Thank you for your inspiration and the chance to win.

  8. Watched this video and as always loved it! Love your card ideas and these cards are no exception. Will be looking through my stencils to see if I can use these techniques.
    Thank you Vicki for taking the time to make these videos. They truly inspire.

  9. Sunshine is definitely needed in my city today, as the rain has set in for good. Your cards have just put a wide smile on my face. Simple and stylish, colourful and sparkly. Many thanks for your inspirations!

  10. :0) It was great to see some summer cards that are not cutie but more adult! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!.

  11. I don’t use the glimmer paste as much as I should. Every time I see someone use it, it looks stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Terrific ideas. Can’t wait to try these different tecbhiques. What a pretty stencil. Might need it for my stash! Great idea about Tombo Mono glue as repositioner!!!!

  13. WOW Vicky, these are all so beautiful, it is a shame that the actual shimmer doesn’t translate in photos. I think this is something we all find frustrating when photographing our cards.

  14. Gorgeous cards! Love all the different ways you colored your stencils, especially the shimmer spray.

  15. Hi Vicky, I love the way you give us a different perspective on the same stencil which makes me look at my old stencils in new ways! The blue card for some reason reminds me of Island breezes! Love the video!

  16. Thank you so much for the inspiration and ideas on how to use stencils in different way.

  17. Love the bright and cheerful presentation of theses! Summer is here!!! Can’t wait to buy these!!

  18. Beautiful cards…as usual. Love your card ideas, thanks for taking the time to make these videos, such an inspiration! I’ll be looking through my stencils to see if I can use these techniques.
    Love from Rome.

  19. Love your cards! Love the colors you used, too. Thanks for sharing and have a great week end.

  20. So glad you used this stencil because I ordered it last night. Your cards are so creative.

  21. I love seeing cards that don’t require coloring (since I don’t do much coloring myself) and really appreciate the inspiration. These are all gorgeous. Love the shimmer paste!

  22. THANK YOU, Vicky for the video tutorial! LOVE your cards! From the shimmer sprays, to the glimmer paste, & the oxide inks! WONDERFUL CARDS!!!! I LOOOVE ALL OF THEM! Can’t pick a favorite as they are ALL SUPER!!! AND I appreciate ALL of your tips too!!! 😉 SUPER JOB, Vicky!!! 😉

  23. I did have fun and I am totally inspired – – love the different look with each technique.

  24. Wonderful cards! Love the colors. I need to try my sprays on the stencils I have. Thank you for the inspiration!

  25. this stencil is proving to be quite popular- so versatile. Gorgeous cards, and yes, the stencil must be a part of my collection too!

  26. I just love how versatile stencils are. I would never think to use them in so many ways. My favourite is the glimmer paste. that card is so so pretty. thanks for sharing.

  27. This stencil is great and your videos are amazing. I have ordered this stencil, and can’t wait to get it. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  28. Lovely cards and I love the use of stencils. Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing and great video.

    Linda D.

  29. Love your ideas to use products in so many ways!
    You are very nice to share!
    I love your cards.

  30. I love that you showed several ways to use one product for such varied results! They are all stunning!

  31. Hi Vicky,
    Thank you for sharing so many different ways to use stencils. I am inspired to try these techniques and I love the sunny new collection!

  32. Love the MANY uses you showed for this stencil! Your cards are fantastic, thanks so much for sharing!!

  33. Your cards are beautiful. I really like the blue and silver ‘hello’ card. This new release is absolutely spectacular. I can’t wait to start playing with some of the product.

  34. always nice to see how versatile the products are.
    “you are the best” is my favorite.

  35. Simply Stunning! Love the distress inks and the white that just pops off each card! The versatility of this stencils can be used over and over and never get boring.

  36. Thanks so much for sharing ideas for stencils. Lovely colors and designs for summer from a beautiful release.

  37. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing such beautiful cards. I really like the ones with the leaf stencil. BTW, I watch your monthly videos for the SSS Monthly card kit.

  38. What beautiful cards!! I’m so happy to see some ideas for using stencils! They are inexpensive and can be so effective! Thanks for the inspiration!

  39. I really love this stencil after seeing in used in so may ways. Love your card, thanks for sharing.

  40. Thank you for sharing these techniques. You created a trio of gorgeous cards with that stencil!

  41. Great ways to use the stencil and if the glimmer spray looks half as good in person as in your photos-oh my!

  42. I am always inspired by your videos. I really love these that show multiple ways to use the same product.

  43. I really like all your examples and it is helpful to see how many uses a stencil has! Thanks for sharing. Wonderful vibrant colors!

  44. Another beautiful project Vicky. How do you keep doing it? Thank you for the chance to win.

  45. Love the different looks you created from the one stencil. The cards are all beautiful and I thank you for the inspiration.! 🙂

  46. This Leafy Frame stencil is my favorite product from this amazing release!! I love all three of your cards…such great ideas…thanks!!

  47. Thank you Vicky, beautiful as always. I love watching your videos and listening to your voice. Always inspirational and very talented. Thank you for sharing.

  48. Love to watch your videos. This is a cute collection,.Thank You for sharing them with all of us!

  49. Love the different ways that you use only one product. All three cards are beautiful but my favorite is the one with the shimmer sprays

  50. These are beautiful cards, Vicky. I always enjoy your complete instructional videos. I like the looks you achieved with this leaf stencil using three different mediums. Thanks for sharing.

  51. I’m going to have to add some of that glimmer paste to my next order. Just gorgeous!

  52. As always, great video with tips/techniques/ideas. Love the solar burst stencil and the Bohemian Lace stamp.

  53. Love your cards as usual Vicky! Love that you used 3 different mediums! You are so inspirational. Thank you for sharing!

  54. I Absolutely LOVE Your Cards! The June Kit is Full of Beautiful Creative Eliminates to make AWSOME Cards. I Would LOVE to Receive the June Card Kit, from Simon Says Stamps.

  55. Awesome! Gorgeous cards Vicky. Love that you showed 3 ways to show the versatility of just one stencil.

  56. All 3 samples are beautiful but the 3rd with the glitter paste is simply gorgeous!!! I love how bold the impression is with the paste! It’s awesome how you can get so many looks from just one stencil, and I bet you could have come up with many more given time!

  57. Hi Vicky. Love all three of your cards, but I think my favourite is the Hello card – so clean and pretty, and of course you chose my favourite colour. Everything in this new release is a Must Have for me. Love it all. Thanks for sharing your lovely designs and letting us watch you create.

  58. Gorgeous cards, love the glimmer sprayed one specifically. Also like the glimmer paste color.

  59. Beautiful cards using the Leafy stencil! I love seeing different ways to use stamps, stencils and dies. The card using the blue glimmer paste is gorgeous!

  60. Love all three cards, great techiques and I will have to put that stencil in my wish list.

  61. Beautiful cards! My favorite technique is with the glimmer paste. This leaves stencil is great.

  62. Vicky, what creative ideas for using a stencil! There are so many options and I love all three cards! Just beautiful!

  63. Wow. Thanks for showing the different ways to use a stencil. I am not sure I can pick a favorite. All were interesting and turned out great.

  64. What a great blog post! I love the different ideas you shared to create more uses for our craft supplies. Who knew one stencil could be used so many different ways? 🙂

  65. Thanks for the inspiration, I really like how you use stencils, 3 very pretty cards. I have not tried the glimmer paste will have to try that. Thank you

  66. Such pretty cards. Thanks for the tip about Tombow Mono becoming repositionable when dry.

  67. I totally love the clean elegance which you achieve with these three cards. Thankyou for sharing another inspirational video

  68. The second card is spectacular.
    Love the shine on the colors.
    The gold and green together is
    wonderful. thanks for sharing

  69. Great cards, I love it that you showed different ways to use this gorgeous stencil. Thank you Vicky.

  70. 3 different techniques, but 3 very beautiful cards ! Thank you so much for sharing these ideas and lovely results !

  71. Gorgeous uses of stencils and they are the proof that you don’t need to spend a lot of money for achieving a great effect.

  72. Vicky, thanks for sharing this!! I purchased stencils but have yet to bust them out. I will now though!! TFS!!

  73. Thank you for using the Leafy Frame Stencil! It is one of my favorite parts of this release, and I loved the great techniques you used in making the three very different and very beautiful cards!! (I wondered if it would be hard to clean the stencil after the first card, but it looked great when you made the second card. I guess the stencils clean pretty easily!)

  74. Wow,Vicky! These are beautiful. I wasn’t too excited about this stencil, but you really brought it to life. Some terrific products in this release.

  75. Your 3 cards are so beautiful, Vicky! I love how you used that Leafy Frame stencil in 3 different ways! Thanks for making a video showing us how you made your cards…so inspiring!

  76. So excited….I just pre ordered the stamp and die set combo to be shipped on 6-8!!! I love puppies and kittens…..think it will be a great set for making cards of all types….thank you for the chance to win!!!! I didn’t know about the free gift code … I missed out on that! ) ~:

  77. Thanks for the inspiration! Your cards and techniques are so creative! I think you’ve given me the boost I need to try these methods!

  78. I love these cards. I don’t use my Dylusions sprays enough, so I appreciated how you showed using them in this video! I’m inspired to find a box and start spraying some stencil designs!

  79. Thanks for sharing these stencil tips. Using the glue on the back of the stencil is great! the blue glitter card is my favorite, so pretty.

  80. Beautiful cards Vicky! Love the one with the glimmer paste best but i like how you showed different ways to ise one product ?

  81. Really enjoyed the video of your three cards Vicky! Thank you for showing us three ways to use a stencil!

  82. Thank you for these lovely stencil ideas. The color mixtures are especially nice for these types of cards; simple and elegant!

  83. Beautiful set of cards using the Leafy Frame stencil. The shimmer sprays on the second card look awesome! I’ll have to check that out TFS

  84. So pretty! Thanks for all of the great ideas for this stencil! I will definitely try tHesse if I get the chance.

  85. I love the look of the shimmer sprays, and also how the white stands on the glimmer paste card. Lovely cards.

  86. Your cards are just amazing !! These blended colors are so beautiful !!

  87. Absolutely love your ideas, Vicky! Such wonderful ideas on how to get more out of your stencils.

  88. I’m so glad you put in the second picture of the dylusions spray version of the card. I really had no idea what kind of shine you were getting with those until I saw that picture. Those must be stunning in real life! I particularly like it and the third card offset with the metallic strip. Such a classy look. Thanks for sharing so many ways of playing with the one product!

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