Sunday 20 June 2021

Enboss-resist with a stencil

Hello, crafting friends!

Stencils have become all the rage haven't they and I am here for them in a big way! I made today's card a little while ago with a pretty floral stencil I received as a free gift with a Uniko order (and I see it's now available to buy in the shop along with some fabulous new releases!) 

I used coloured pencils to colour it and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then for the emboss-resist magic: I masked the edges of my card panel and sponged blue ink over one corner, wiping the residue off the flower.

I inked up Uniko's Large Background Tropical Paradise stamp with green ink and stamped it over my masked panel, again wiping the residual ink away from the embossed flower. After removing the masks, I trimmed the panel and finished with an embossed thank you from Simply Said Blocks, also from Uniko, before attaching the panel to a card base.

I'm linking this card up with Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge where Anything Goes; also Stamping Sensations where we must share our crafty loves: I love... stencilling and also the magic of heat embossing; I'm also sharing at Watercooler Wednesday where Kath is hosting the Occasions challenge.

I am deleting what I had written here and have decided instead to share that when signing off with 'sending hugs' I made a typo and wrote 'sending bugs' by mistake. After shrieking with laughter to the point of collapse, I have contritely edited it as I feel that is the kind of typo that could cause unintended offence...

So, sending HUGS and certainly no bugs at all!


  1. That card looks almost tropical.

    Thanks for replacing the bugs with hugs!!!

    Hugs back to you xxx

  2. A beautiful combination of the stencil and stamping Vicky,a stunning CAS card

  3. Oh my, as another LOVER of stencils, my friend....I do LOVE your pretty stenciled and heat embossed blossom and stenciled background leaves. Beautiful CAS design, Vicky. TFS your card and funny story:-) Love and Hugs...

  4. The combination of stamp, stencil and colours give this such a lovely tropical feel Vicky, oh for some of that warmth and sunshine as fed up with all this rain and cold again.

    Thanks so much for sharing your pretty creation with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

    B x

  5. Oh wooow, this is awesome! Really wonderful!


  6. Just a beautiful card Vicky - and not a bug in sight amongst all that tropical lushness! x

  7. A really fabulous creation, super colours and design, a really great stencil too. Look like I will have to miss out on this rage as I am not even sure if I have any stencils.
    Have a lovely week.

    Kath x

  8. This flower is gorgeous! Love the emboss resist and ink blending just on one corner adds so much interest!

  9. Fabulous stencilled card Vicky, such a clever idea to colour with pencils, emboss it then add the inky background, thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

  10. What a gorgeous card, Vicky! I have never tried emboss resist with a stencil before. It's high time. I love the colors and the tropical feel.

  11. Thank you for joining Stamping Sensations with your gorgeous entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Beautiful, Vicky!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    DT for Stencil Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!


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