Shading with Stencils and Life Changing Brushes



So glad you stopped by today! Today, I have the honor of being featured on the Simon Says Stamp Blog and YouTube Channel.

For my projects, I chose to use the Floral Stencil by Gina K. Designs along with a newer set of tools called “Life Changing Brushes” by a wonderful company called Picket Fence Studios. I met the owner, Nicole, at a Scrapbook Expo show and I saw the brushes and had to buy them. And I am SO happy that Simon Says Stamp carries them because you can get the whole bundle of products used today over in their store here at Simon Says Stamp.

Here is a photo of the card I made in the video:



I used these products:

Gina K. Designs Floral Stencil

Inks Cubes: Ocean Mist, Tranquil Teal, Jelly Bean Green, and Fresh Asparagus

Ink Pad: Black Onyx

Dies: ThermOWeb and Gina K. Designs Small and Large Squares

Life Changing Brushes by Picket Fence Studio

ThermOWeb and Gina K. Designs Dot Runner Adhesive

ThermOWeb and Gina K. Designs White Foam Squares

Card Stock: Ocean Mist, Black Onyx, White Layering Weight

ThermOWeb and Gina K. Designs Fancy Ribbon- White and Gold


Here is another photo of a few options. For the pink card, my color combo was Dusty Rose and Faded Brick.


If you’d like to see how easy it is to shade with these brushes and how I made a quick little mask so I didn’t get ink in places I didn’t want it, head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog. They are giving away some blog candy too! So make sure you leave a comment and tell them Gina sent you! XO

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping!


Gina K.


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  1. sharon m smith

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Just LOVE your cards. I have a quick question—when will you be doing videos from your new studio?

    Thank you!!!

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, January 11, 2019

      All of my videos since late summer have been from my new studio! I love it here. Nice and quiet and it’s been really fun to create here.

  2. Mary Hendrickson

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    What am I doing wrong? I can’t seem to find any new videos since you opened the award box. I see the blog, but no tutorial video. Where do I go to get new videos?

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, January 11, 2019

      I haven’t made a new video since I opened the award box. 🙂 I am preparing for Creativation and will post new videos when I return.

  3. Rosy Newlun

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Congratulations on your beautiful, stunning, brilliant new website! I can see and find everything! It’s so lovely. Looking forward to all of your new creations and products, Gina!

  4. Nancy S.

    Friday, January 11, 2019

    Can you please supply the name of the incentive set shown in the current newsletter? Also, may I ask the source of those blending tools? Thank you. This info may be in the videos but I am not a fan of videos and never watch them, preferring text and photos.

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Friday, January 11, 2019

      The incentive set is called Sweet Friendship-
      The brushes are called Life Changing Brushes, available at Simon Says Stamp.

  5. Bonnie

    Saturday, January 12, 2019

    You seem to always have the right tip in just the right moment. Here is my take on using the masking paper:

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Saturday, January 12, 2019

      That’s beautiful Bonnie!!

  6. Bonnie

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    Thanks so much Gina, I am going to use your tips and tricks as a springboard to my own personal challenges. I so miss the weekly challenges at StampTV, so this seems like a fun way to keep me inky.

  7. Kimberly

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    Love the cards!! You make everything look so easy! Thank you for sharing your talents Gina!!

  8. Sylvia R.

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Your cards are beautiful! I love this technique, it’s such a quick and easy way to give dimension. Can’t wait to try it.

  9. Barrio De

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019

    Just LOVE your cards. I have a quick question—when will you be doing videos from your new studio?
    Thank you!!!

    1. Gina Krupsky

      Wednesday, January 23, 2019

      All of videos are now being done in my new studio! 🙂 Loving it here! 🙂

  10. Ellen Verharen

    Saturday, January 26, 2019

    Can I buy the mandela maker in your store?
    I am looking everywhere but I can not find this product in your store.
    I am form the Netherlands en wil buy tha product.
    Can you send me a message please?

  11. Debby Noel

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    Cannot wait to see you use the new brushes with a stencil. The book stamp has been something I have looked for for months. I can’t wait till payday so I can get the new brushes and the book stamp.

  12. Debby Noel

    Tuesday, January 29, 2019

    I so want the brushes to try the shading technique!

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