Saturday, February 19, 2022

SSS Good Luck Charm Blog Hop

*This post contains affiliate links to Simon Says Stamp 


Happy Saturday!  I'm excited to be taking part in a blog hop today celebrating the Simon Says Stamp Good Luck Charm release.  You should have arrived here from Amy Rysavy.  I'll have the whole list below in case you get turned around.

As with any good hop there are prizes involved.  One person from each stop will win a $25 gift card for Simon Says Stamp!  All you have to do is leave a comment.  There is also a fun promotion this weekend.  You can get this cute cupcake stamp free with any order using code YUM20.


Today, I wanted to show off the Interlocking Circles Stencil Set that I designed for this release.  A couple days ago I showed off the Wavy Circles Background creating two 'same but different' cards, and I thought I would do the same today with the stencils.



This is a set of four stencils that work together to create the overall design.  For my first card I wanted a soft, pretty look.  I used Cheeky, Melon, and Sunbeam Pawsitively Saturated inks for three of the layers, and for the smallest little little eye shapes, I used gold embossing paste.

I trimmed my panel down and layered it over a scalloped mat, and then finished it off with one of the sentiments from the Clean Line Stacks set embossed in gold.


I die cut the sentiment, and also die cut a piece of pink cardstock.  The pink piece was adhered directly to my card, and then the sentiment was popped up with foam tape over top, slightly offset.


This next card has a totally different look, but it's basically the same technique.  This time I selected a piece of very subtle patterned paper to stencil on.  Stenciling can often look a little flat, and I think stenciling on patterned paper just adds a bit of extra depth and texture.

I went with a tone on tone color scheme here, using Latte, Cappuccino, and Mocha Pawsitively Saturated Inks for three of the stencil layers.  For the diamond shaped layer, I used embossing paste.  


Once dry, the panel was trimmed down and I added a dark brown mat to really make it pop.

I went with the simple You Matter die to complete the look.

I love the contrast of these cards!

That's all for me today. Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to with the gift card!  Your next stop is Bibi Cameron, and the full hop list is below if you need it.  Thanks for visiting and happy hopping!

Simon Says Stamp Blog  

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Amanda Korotkova

Amy Rysavy

Miriam Prantner

Bibi Cameron

Barbara Tarayao

Emma Williams

Heather Hoffman

Lea Lawson

Sandi MacIver

Tina Smith

Emily Midgett

Jennifer Kotas

74 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards. I would have never thought of stenciling over pattern paper, but it does give nice texture. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Your backgrounds look AHmazing! What fabulous products!!!

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  3. great way to create backgrounds with stencils. Cool Tips.

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  4. Fabulous! So much inspiration, thank you!

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  5. Wonderful use of stencils and sentiment dies.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  6. Love the two very different looks with the same stencil. It's what I love most about stencils.

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  7. This is a great set of stencils

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  9. Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Love the stencil designs! Pretty cards with great color combos!

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  11. Gorgeous mocha/brown stenciled background.

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  12. The stencils designs are fun. Two different looks but equally great.

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  13. I thought your background panel had DIE CUT holes in it! Great job with the color selection and ink blending. It looks so 3 dimensional

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  14. WOW, the pink and yellow look amazing together. Who'd a thunk?

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  15. lovely cards - awesome results with the stencils

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  16. Loving this set of stencils. It made an almost celtic design, perfect for St. Patty's day. Nice job!

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  17. Love these stencils...your cards are fantastic!

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  18. Super cute card - and love your stencil!

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  19. Another interesting color combination with the new SSS stencil set!

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  20. Awesome cards!! I love the brown tones you used on your second card!

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  21. I love the backgrounds and great sentiments in the center!

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  22. Wow!!!! Soooo Beautiful!!! Love the new layering stencils!!!

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  23. These are beautiful and show how colors can create different design looks!

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  24. These stencils remind me of a "wedding ring" quilt and I simply love it...takes me back to the days of quilting with my grandmother.

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  25. Love. The stencil and your cards!

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  26. This interlocking circle stencil is off the charts awesome! great work!

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  27. That stencil is awesome, just like your cards!

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  28. Love this set of stencils and your cards are simply fantastic!

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  29. Stencils are on my shopping list. So cute! Great color choices.

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  30. Hi, Miriam - Great card! Love the Interlocking Circles Stencil. I have it on my "next to order" list. Your name is new to me but I have made a note of it. Heading to IG to find you there!
    Lori S in PA

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  31. Beautiful colors. The wavy circles remind me so much of the Celtic circle, perfect for this lucky release. Beautiful cards!

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  32. Your cards are stencil perfection! Very nice.

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  33. I just love all those gorgeous stencils that you designed and now I need them ALL!!

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  34. So beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Awesome designs! Never thought of stenciling on pattern papers!

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  36. Great cards, stencils are just awesome tools.

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  37. ooooh can't stop staring at these backgrounds!!

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  38. Love how the feel of the card changes with the different colors stenciled

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  39. So beautiful. I love the backgrounds.

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  40. Your card designs are beautiful and I love all the stencils in this release!!

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  41. Have never tried stenciling on patterned
    paper. Have to give that a try. thanks
    for the idea. Great cards.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. awesome backgrounds! and the color combinaions

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  43. Beautiful cards, love the stenciled backgrounds and colors. TFS!

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  44. Gorgeous cards! I love these color combinations!

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  45. These are really lovely, and the messages/sentiments are fab!

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  46. Nice color share for the stencil.

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  47. Layering stencils are a bit intimidating - these are beautiful!

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  48. I love the cards. Its so great to see two different looks from one stencil.

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  49. Love your cards and I love that Interlocking Circles Stencil Set!

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  50. You did a great job on the backgrounds and thank you for showing the same product different ways.

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  51. Such wonderful backgrounds you created with your stencil. Congrats!

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  52. Great job with this stencil set! I'll be looking at my patterned paper now to see what might work with stencils. Thank you!

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  53. Fabulous cards! This stencil set is super cool! :)

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  54. Great cards, love these stencils!

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  55. Wonderful cards. I like the different looks you achieved.

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  56. Beautiful cards! This is my favorite stencil set of this new release and I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  57. Beautiful cards, love that stencil, it's so versatile!

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  58. What great cards! I love how different they look depending on the colors of ink used. :)

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  59. Love, love, LOVE the new stencils and also how you've used them -- fabulous!

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  60. The stencil designs are so pretty on the cards and your eye for color is perfect! Very nice contemporary look.

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  61. Such a wonderful use of this lovely stencil! Thanks so much for sharing. Stay safe! :)

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  62. Both cards are fabulous but the colors you used on that second one would be perfect for a masculine card. Love them both! And that stencil is for sure on my wish list! Thanks for sharing and providing such great inspiration!!

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  63. Beautiful cards! I love your color combinations =)

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  64. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. Love this release.

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  65. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Thanks for sharing your pretty stencil background cards. I'm in love with stencils currently, so much you can do with them and love all of the techniques. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. Your stencilling is so attractive.

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  68. Pretty cards, Miriam. Great release.

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