Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Huge Thanks

Hi everyone.  A quick card using one of my new sets from Pinkfresh Studio.  Have to be honest.  I started by heat embossing the matching image.  It didn't go well.  The etching of the stamp image is very light and shallow.  It took me several tries of restamping and heat embossing to get the whole image embossed.  And by then, it was very noticable that some areas where thick and some thin.  I do like the stencils and will definitely get good use from them, but not a fan of their stamps so probably won't be buying more.  For this image, there are 5 layering stencils, but I only used four. :)

Not only is this a NBUS stencil, but I also used my Saltwater Taffy distress ink for the first time.  LOVE the colour!  So I'm sending this card over to NBUS Challenge #46 (second entry).  :)

And, I'm going to send this to the card to the January Stencil Fun Challenge.  I didn't use the option of Winter this time. :)

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Stamps:  Bloom Bunch (Pinkfresh Studio)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Saltwater Taffy (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Cosmos bunch stencils (Pinkfresh Studio), sponges



Jan said...

Very pretty Loll....you might want to get in touch with Pink Fresh about the stamp...could be defective...it happens once in a while. I am sure they would want to make it right!!!
Paper Hugs,

HilaryJane said...

What a shame that the stamps didn't work for you, but your stencilled image looks amazing. I love saltwater taffy too. I still don't have any layered stencils in my stash, I expect that will change soon. Good luck with the new venture, what a wonderful idea. I have, of course, become a follower xx

Susan said...

Very pretty in lovely colours. Interesting that you created it with stencil layering - I assumed at first it was layered stamping.

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, love the watercoloured look you've achieved with the stencils. The new blog sounds wonderful, can't wait to see the groups inspiration, Happy New Year, Cathy x

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully inked. I agree you may have a defective stamp.

nancy littrell said...

Love your stenciled flowers in the new Pink color, Lolly.

Thrilled about your new Technique Adventure for 7 very talented crafty friends. I can't wait to see your new technique for January and all the samples by the awesome Group of Seven girlfriends. I do LOVE playing with new techniques:-) Love and Hugs, Nancy

Bobby said...

The card looks beautiful just stenciled, Loll. Sorry it was so frustrating to try to heat emboss it.
The new adventure sounds like a lot of fun. I can't wait to be inspired.

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, this sure is pretty, Loll! Very springy and fresh. I've wondered about the stencils. I've had trouble with the stamps, too. One set is not yet used, so we'll see how that goes. I'm heading over to the new blog right now. It sounds fabulous! Thanks!

Pat said...

This new blog is such a great idea Loll and have become a follower and look forward to your first post! I was so excited I forgot to say what a really pretty card using the layered stencil, and the colours are just beautiful. Sorry you were not so impressed with the stamp though. x

Bonnie said...

So pretty, Lolly! I love this shade of pink! Great use of these stencils!

Lisa Elton said...

Too bad about your new stamps, but look at the pretty results of the stenciling! Wonderful card, Loll! Your new adventure sounds like fun!

kiwimeskreations said...

How frustrating not to be able to emboss a stamped image - I had the same happen recently. Love this beautifully stencilled card Loll.

Julie B said...

Great stencilling, I too thought it was a stamped image! I haven't got that colour but it will be definitely be added to my wish list! HNY and good luck with the new project. :)

SusanME said...

Beautiful card! I’m interested in the new blog - I followed your link to it, and am trying to find how to subscribe to it. It gives the option to “follow”, but when I tried that, I got the message that I would have to go to blogger to see stuff. I’m lazy (and forgetful), so would like to get email notices. Is this possible? Thanks so much.

BożenA said...

Great to hear about the new blog. Another well of knowledge about cardmaking. Already subscribed :-)
I love this card, these flowers look really beautiful. The imperfections of the translator did not allow me to discover the details that disturb you in the stamps of this company. I don't know exactly what happened that you are discouraged, but the templates did a great job.
hugs and Happy New Year, Loll!

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... congrats on the new blog ... can't wait to see what you clever ladies have to share ... I'm now a follower! NOW in regards to your card ... OMG what a beauty! Awesome job of stenciling! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


TK said...

Difficulties aside, I think you nailed it, Loll. This is gorgeous and the soft, subtle colors are wonderful. I too have a few stamps that are frustrating and unable to get a good stamp, maybe you've helped me discover the reason. Now off to check out your new blog :o)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So pretty with the stenciled flowers, Loll - sorry you had trouble with the stamps :(

Christine Alexander said...

I've never tried that make of stamps so good to know. I would have never guessed by the cards that you had problems. Such a beautiful mix of pinks ♥

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous card mf...love the pink, so refreshing.
Happy New Year. Going to check out your new blog!! Thanks.
sending many hugs, xx Karen

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your layer stenciled blooms are so pretty, Loll! You convinced me to buy Saltwater Taffy. ;-)
And congratulations on your new adventure! I'm so excited about Group of Seven!! Looking forward to the 28th!
Hideko xx

Ina G said...

Beautifully soft and feminine Loll. Off to check out what your new adverture is all about. Happy New Year my friend.

Marcia Hill said...

Your stenciled card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll, but I'm bummed you had such a hard time with the outline stamp image! I too wonder if it was defective as I have always had wonderful coverage with my PFS stamps! I would contact them as their products are just too pretty not to use! Will also have to check out your new blog and see what you ladies are up to...I'm always looking for new ideas!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This is a beautiful stenciled card. The shading is so pretty. You used the words I use so much in card making - "It didn't go well". I'm glad you kept at it and created this wonderful card.

Trina P. said...

Fabulous stencilling. Very soft and pretty. That’s too bad about the stamp… hate it when that happens.