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Simon Says Stamp - LOVE YA Card

Hello Lovelies! I'm back with some more Animal Print stenciling from the Hugs and Kisses releases. We are going to ease into today with a simple stenciling trick for one of the quickest cards that you can make!

The Kisses release gave us a trio of animal print stencils in an affordable set and I've surprised myself about how much I have fallen in love with them. Today, we'll give ourselves a headstart with stenciling onto to solid colored cardstock.

Here's a closer look at today's key supplies:

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LOVE YA CARD - Stenciling and Die-cutting

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Starting with our Lemon Chiffon Cardstock, we will blend Citrine and Cantaloupe Pawsitively Saturated Inks to create depth and gradients in our Giraffe pattern.




Stenciled Background




For this second phase of our stenciling series we cheated by adding a darker ink color onto a lighter pastel colored cardstock and then creating shadows and gradients but adding even darker ink in some sections of the stenciled layer.

This was so easy that I created two more stenciled patterns with the same technique and blue and green cardstock for some other "wild cards" that I have yet to make. :-)

Look at that subtle gradient!

Stencils are always magic to me, I can't believe that we started with solid yellow cardstock and got here!

The glossy cardstock somehow fancies this card up along with the gold gems!

Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy! (I'm so sorry, I could help myself!)


This is a bit of a different take on a Valentine's card, but I hope you liked it!

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


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