Video: Intricate Stencils + New SSS Inks

Hi there. Today’s video shows tips for using intricate stencils and also a look at the newest ink colors from Simon Says Stamp.

[All supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.]

I am crazy about all the new stencils out there right now — especially the intricate ones. However, sometimes the intricate ones are tough to work with because they move when doing techniques. I found the best solution and wanted to share it here. I give the back of the stencil (like this Leafy Branches stencil from Memory Box) a light spray of Krylon Repositionable Adhesive which makes it feel like a sticky note. I also tape down anything I can with painter’s tape. Between the two, I find the stencil stays in place enough to allow me to add pastes, etc. (I just leave the spray on the stencil for future use, but you could clean it off.)

After positioning my stencil, I applied a thin layer of silver Ferro. The texture is so unique! I finished the card off with a script background, “hello” die cut covered with Wink of Stella and mini bird die cuts with Glossy Accents.

In the video, I also give a closer look at the newest ink colors from Simon Says Stamp. These inks have the formulation I like best that gives smooth, even coverage. (Same as Hero Arts Shadow Inks.) I will be using those greys and yellows a lot! They also have matching cardstock. If you are interested in the free ink swatch download for these new colors, click HERE. (For more info on my ink swatch book and other downloads, click HERE.)

Want some more inspiration… including Ferro projects and other random goodness?

Thanks for stopping by. Happy day!


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson click on EH and for Amazon click AMZ…








































68 CommentsCards, Simon Says Stamp, Stencils, Videos

  1. Carmen Lucero

    Aww, such a sweet card – love the tiny little birds and that stencil is just so dainty!

  2. Love this & those tiny birds!

  3. Barbara Martin

    I have struggled with losing all the detail of beautiful stencils because they shift – am anxious to try this! Thanks Jennifer!

  4. This would make a lovely wedding card if the greeting said something like congrats, etc. Gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful card, love the tip for holding down the stencils!!! That Ferro sure does give a unique textured look – I like it alot :) Thanks for another great video

  6. Lynda

    I don’t yet own any stencils or masks that are that intricate, but will remember your advice!

  7. Donna G

    I may need those new grey inks. I always like the black and grey tones with a pop of color. And I love the birds. Beautiful Card! Thanks!

  8. JulieAS

    Awesome card and I have to add that stencil to my collection!

  9. BEAUTIFUL! I love this card. Stunning!

  10. So pretty, Jennifer. Thanks for doing another ink comparison. I love those greys, so this may become the start of my SSS ink collection…

  11. sherry Bleach

    Love this card! thanks…

  12. Randee S

    Great tips and I love your card. Haven’t used stencils yet but I do want to try. Thanks for your comparison on the new ink colors.

  13. amy

    the card looks great I love the birds

  14. Amy P

    i LOVE this card – very much my style! that stencil is to die for!

  15. I love your cards! And love textural pastes. And of course love when this two things are combined.
    And OMG – I love shades of grey so much! Mew SSS dyes rocks!

  16. Linda Geiser

    I love to watch your videos, they are so interesting. You do a good job of explaining what you are doing. Awesome cards.

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