Saturday, May 23, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Stencil It Challenge with Rainbow Cards

Hi there!  I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!  :)

After a couple weeks of madly sorting, scanning and editing photos of my grandmother for a special slideshow for her Memorial service next weekend, I finally am finished and it felt so freeing that I sat down and had a blast yesterday just playing to my heart's content.  No assignments, no deadlines, just having fun like a little kid with new art supplies!  I gotta say it felt great!

I decided it would be fun to check out some challenges going on at some of my favorite blogs so for today's cards I was inspired by the "Stencil It" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

Card No. 1:  For this card I applied my Versamark stamp pad directly to the stencil and paper surface and then sprinkled on different colors of embossing powders in a rainbow pattern.  I thought this would be super messy, but by starting at the bottom and then gradually adding powders one at a time, I actually didn't lose any powder in the process.

Card No. 2:  For this card I sponged on a rainbow of colors using Echo Park's I Love Sunshine Summer Flag Stencil and my favorite distress ink colors.  Seriously I have purchased almost all of them, but I find myself repeatedly turning to the same 7 or 8 colors.   For the bow I decided to add one of Doodlebug's Jumbo brads topped with an ancient American Crafts flower rub-on (from about 7 years ago).

I'm hoping to continue my crafty streak and be back to share more soon.  Make sure to swing by the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog to see loads of inspiration with stencils and maybe even play along for a chance to win a $50 gift card to their online store.  ;)

Supplies used (available at Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies used (available at


  1. Love your colorful stencilled cards, Mendi! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Oh extremely fun cards with a unique look! Truly love the idea of the first card, with the layering of embossing powders. Love the look too. And the second card is fun and definitely love the blending. Awesome cards my friend!

  3. Coolest ideas EVER - love the idea of using an inkpad to fill in the spaces of a stencil!! Beautiful results are what you got and your second card is soft and pretty!! Just love it so much!! When you make cards they are stunning and so cool!! So glad to see these beauties!!


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