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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Stamping though stencils...

 Here's my stencil 'homework' for today, and I can't tell you how much angst I suffered getting to this point...



Firstly, I needed some white embossing powder. I had it yesterday, I USED it yesterday, nowhere to be seen, vanished, disappeared in a puff of powder. So I thought, black will do, but the next problem was finding a sentiment to emboss. Now I don't know about you, but I tend to go for simple sentiments, you know the type of thing - happy birthday, get well soon, good luck.....and so on. These flowery sentiments just aren't me, and I particularly hate the ones that would come under an 'encouragement' heading:

Don't let your dreams pass you by.......
Live life to the full with a smile on your face......

I have a feeling that if I sent cards to my friends with instructions on how to live their lives, they would fall about laughing

So I eventually found a nice simple little sentiment and set to stamping and stencilling (I used Tim Holtz ink splatter stencil), and got into a terrible inky mess. I won't bore you with that. Let's just say that this end result was about the sixth attempt I made. (It's so irritating to have almost finished a card and then drop an inkpad on it, or accidentally put the wet stencil face down on the card, or...................well, you get the picture)


So I hope you enjoy this one. It's the result of blood, sweat and tears....(I love it, which is just as well after a wasted afternoon!)



A day off for me today, I'm off to see my sister, lunch and a good old chin wag. Perfect, I'm glad to be getting away from the inks...See you tomorrow x

20 comments:

  1. You did great, Enfys!! I did the same thing with this card. I will try it again, but with different stamps and stencils. I made my own and the stencil looks like a big brush stroke or spray paint. Just waiting for my stamps!!

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  2. Cute as can be, worth all your efforts. Must really have brought a smile to your face (can imagine the mess in your room, though ;-)).
    Carin

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  3. Hi, Enfys! Found your blog through the Letraset newsletter! Love this inky creation - it is just like your name, a rainbow of colour! I really like CAS cards at the minute, especially for posting, so this is great! Hugs, Lisa x

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  4. I really love this En. The colours are so pretty and so are all the little add ons :) xx

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  5. I always enjoy reading your blog over my first cup of coffee, but I do need to watch myself. I always tend to read something you've written as I've just taken a huge gulp of coffee. Yep you guessed it, I'm waiting for the day I spray that mouthful all over my monitor! Thank you for the daily smile as well as a fantastic dose of creativity!

    Your card is awesome, even if you struggled to get this together, the end result was fantastic! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Your card looks great, like natural splatters of paint. Well done!

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  7. Very pretty. It must have gotten you very inky lol.
    Thanks for sharing, Jess

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  8. I think you nailed it. Great colors and sorry it took so long but it came out great.

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  9. That turned out to be a wow! I really like it.

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  10. Great card Enfys, love it. Sharon x

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  11. I'm glad you persevered. I always feel it's draining all of my energy if I don't seem to be able to make things work. Kristina made it look so simple, didn't she, but I've come to realise there's nothing simple and easy about making CAS cards.

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  12. You did a perfect job splattering inks. Love this card.

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  13. Love it Enfys - the colours will brighten up the grey dreary days that we have at the moment. Pat x

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  14. Beautiful colours,just what we needed on a day like today.
    Sue x

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  15. Very nice, and well worth your efforts! Thank you for persevering throughout the "ordeal"! BethAnn M.

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  16. Your card turned out great. I didn't really like how mine turned out either (the pink ink wouldn't come off the white embossing and I actually started fuzzing the paper with the wet wipe) but the instructors selected it as a 'go check out this card' on the last day of class. My jaw fell to the table. I rarely comment on your blog but do read all of your posts and I must say you make me giggle every time. Keep up the good work and the humor!

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  17. I really love your card Enfys and you never fail to make me laugh!!

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  18. What a lovely splash of colour - it really brightened my day yesterday but I didn't have a chance to comment so came back to do so.

    Toni xx

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  19. Oh, Enfys, you are a laugh. I don't think I would call this a wasted afternoon. Such a lovely colourful card. You do encourage in the most perfect way. Dropped ink pads, check, ink in wrong place, check, I had that just a minute ago, check. I'm not really a sentiment person and I agree that there are some pretty mushy ones out there and I never seem to have just what I need when I need it. Thanks you for brightening my day in your very special way. Hugs

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x