Friday, January 9, 2009

No Stamping For This Challenge

Hi all, happy Friday!

We have a new challenge for you today over on Stamp Something and I think it's a fun one too. It was also kind of different for me, something I don't often do in my card making. This challenge is a "NO Stamping Allowed" challenge. Create something, anything you wish, as long as you don't stamp any part of it. So you can use all the pretty papers, embellishments, rub-ons, embossing, 3D items, etc....just no stamping. You can handle that, right?!


This is my card. I bet at first glance you thought I stamped, but I promise, NO stamping here. I used some rub-ons from Stampin' Up!. I've had these ones for a while, I think I used them on a wedding album I made over the summer and this one was a left over. My card is very simple, one that I created in only a few minutes time, which was great. I've been pretty busy all week, but I like to squeeze in some crafting time whenever I can. This challenge was a great excuse.

I started with a base of black cardstock and layered on a piece of white, which has been embossed with the Swirls embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. Then I added the rub-on to a white piece of cardstock and layered that on another piece of black. The sentiment layer is adhered to the card base using foam tape. I wanted there to be some dimension to this card, although it's hard to see in this photo, sorry. The final touch was adding some Prima flowers with a pearl center. I'm really loving these flowers!

So that's it! Pretty easy, right?! If you decide to play along with us this week, please leave a comment on Stamp Something with a link to your work and you'll be entered for a chance to win some goodies from FireCracker Designs by Pamela! Be sure to have your entry in by 7pm EST on Thursday, January 15th.

Have a great weekend and be sure to check out all the non-stamped design team samples, they're all very creative! Happy stamping or I guess I should say no-stamping! :)

18 comments:

thread-bare said...

This is gorgeous... & has just solved a huge problem that I had with a card for a friend's daughter... Thank You xx

Denise said...

Simple, yet so elegant. Love it!

Marilyn said...

Such a pretty card - the embossing is stunning - gotta love those cards that you don't have to stamp!

Rach said...

Beautiful. hugs rachxx

Cindy said...

Simply gorgeous, Denise, love it! The rub-on and colors are so elegant.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is so beautiful and elegant!! I love it!! But NO stamping?!!! Hmm...I don't know Denise!!! :)

Melissa said...

Um......can you say fabulous?! Pink, black and white is my favorite color combo and you totally nailed this week's challenge! Beautiful job Denise!

Many Blessings,
M.

Lisa H. said...

absolutley, perfect! I love it, the black and white is so classic!

Emily said...

Simply gorgeous Denise! I love the black and white with the touch of pink! This is so elegant! I love it! TFS!

Bev said...

It's gorgeous - so elegant

hugs Bev x

Jo said...

This is gorgeous Denise....so elegant and yes, I did think you had stamped for a minute!!

Deb said...

absolutely stunning!

Lauren said...

Very pretty and elegant Denise! Great job with the challenge.

melody said...

beautiful denise ~ lovin the b/w whit the splash of pink..so yummy!

Jose said...

Lovely clean cut card, and the pink flower is a lovely finishing touch.

Cassie said...

i love the simplicity - really lets the quote take center stage. and that pop of pink with the flower - oh my heart be still!

tiggertastic said...

this is amazing, wow !

Sarah x

Rina said...

Yes, pretty easy and...pretty, pretty =)