Simon Says … Stencil It


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Inspirational Color Swatch Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week the challenge is


We are showcasing THE CRAFTERS WORKSHOP PRODUCTS this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


This week’s challenge was the perfect excuse for me to get inky with some gorgeous distress inks and the FANTASTIC new Flamingo dies from My Favourite Things.  I just love these flamingos – I have a real thing for them (and so does my daughter Olivia – she’s obsessed!).  I love this Vine stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop, I’ve used it many times and thought it would make the perfect backdrop for my birds.  I blended some Cracked Pistachio and Tumbled Glass distress inks onto my card front panel with a mini ink blending tool keeping it heavier at the bottom and fading towards the top and stamped the sentiment from the co-coordinating MFT stamp set, Tickled Pink in Versafine black Onyx ink.  Once that was done I sprinkled a little Sea Foam mist from Heidi Swapp to give a little texture and shimmer.  The flamingos were cut from a couple of shades of pink cardstock and I added a little shading to the wing with a Copic marker and finished with some Wink of Stella clear .  For a wee bit more interest I added a panel of vellum between the card base (a Sea Glass notecard from the Carribean Collenction by Avery Elle – don’t know what I did before these!!) and my card is done!!

stencil it

So now it’s YOUR turn.  Happy Crafting


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  1. This design is inirdecble! You definitely know how to keep a reader amused.Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog(well, almost HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how youpresented it. Too cool!

  2. Those fabulous vibrant pink, glittery winged flamingoes are gorgeous against the yummy stencilled background, Caryn … so much fun! Anita 🙂

  3. Lorraine A says:

    just popped back 🙂 I saw your comment on my blog, I was feeling brave when I ordered that stencil and when it arrived I thought ooh errr !!! It was a scary stencil but OK once I got started 😉 haha

  4. Adorable card Caryn! Love those cute flamingos!! They are so hot right now!!


  5. hello Caryn! darlin, I so lv the background and the sweet flamingos! .hope you have a super weekend!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  6. Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous card, Caryn! I love the glitter you added to the wings 🙂

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  7. This is gorgeous Caryn, I love the stencil background and those totally adorable flamingos!!

    Heather xx

  8. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Caryn 🙂 I LOVE the flamingo’s but you and Jennifer bet me to it and they went out of stock ! They are back now so I will just have to place another order !! 😉 This is super adorable 🙂
    Lols x x x

  9. Jingle says:

    Caryn, this is too cute! I haven’t played with my flamingos yet. I need to! LOVE how you built yours!

  10. What a fun card, Caryn! I’m not particularly a flamingo fan, but these are too cute not to have, especially for making cards when we’re in Florida! LOVE this!

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