Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Almost no stamping...but not quite!

This is a card that was super quick to make, but I almost feel ripped off because there is hardly any stamping on it at all! I loooove to stamp, and almost all of my cards include images from rubber or acrylic stamps, but I realize there are a LOT of fantastic ways to make a card with no stamping at all.
I started with some reallllly pretty specialty paper that is soft and sparkly and cut it slightly smaller than my card base (Bazzil cardstock). I attached it using glue dots because 'wet' glue really shows through this particular paper and leaves a yucky stripe. Then I tied on some ribbon from my stash trying to use coordinating colours and to include some of the same sparkle that's in the paper. The white shimmery ribbon is Offray from Walmart. THEN came the focal point, my sentiment from River City Rubber Works was stamped in Adirondack Mushroom ink and cut out using my oval Marvy punch. I matted it on white Doodlebug Designs glitter paper and handcut the oval out myself. The final touch was a scalloped circle cut out with Nestabilities in the same colour of cardstock as the card base. Easy peasy and I do have to say, it looks much nicer IRL.
Why don't you all show me a card that doesn't have ANY stamping on it at all?! Just leave a link to your new card on your blog in my comments for this post and I'll check it out! On the morning of Monday, May 19 (a holiday for us Canadians!) I'll draw a random number from all the submitted cards, (note- all the cards, not just all the comments) and the winner will receive a "Spring Blooms" Gina K. stamp set!!

14 comments:

  1. That's a nice sentiment stamp. Often for weddings etc they can be a bit mushy, but that's just right. It looks very nice in the mushroom tones. K

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  2. Agree with Kylie about the sentiment, A lovely Wedding card and heres wishing you a Happy Holiday Monday xx

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  3. Simple and very stylish. Perfect Wedding card!
    Sue. x

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  4. Great stamp. Love this card - really elegant.
    Hugs
    Cathyxx

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  5. oh this is gorgeous card, I so love the sentiment is just perfect :-)x

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  6. Beautiful cards, I love the use of ribbon on them all, I love ribbon too! Love your craft space too, it looks so light and airy
    Becky xx

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  7. No stamping? Yikes...let me see...

    This is all done in Illustrator: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=907383&cat=500&cat=500&ppuser=70178

    Cards with rub-ons:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=807920&cat=500&ppuser=70178
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=777054&cat=500&ppuser=70178

    Chipboard:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=741507&cat=500&ppuser=70178

    Scrappy:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=655648&cat=500&ppuser=70178
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=625365&cat=500&ppuser=70178
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=545414&cat=500&ppuser=70178

    I'll stop now!

    Your is lovely...those River City Rubberworks stamps are too fun! I have some of those on my blog too!

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  8. Simple yet very stylish card. Love it. xx

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  9. I have 3 non stamp cards take a look
    Hugs
    cathy

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  10. Here's my no stamping card! Wow, was it easy!

    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/917780?cat=500&ppuser=136950

    Have a nice holiday Monday!

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  11. very elegant card love the sentiment. :)

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  12. Very pretty card Marcie! Here is my contribution to your blog candy http://theluckyclucker.blogspot.com/2008/05/score-pal.html

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  13. Well, well...whaddyaknow?! I just finished a (what I think) is lovely non-stamped card on my blog.

    http://ohmycuppycake.blogspot.com/2008/05/more-with-no-stamping.html

    Thanks for looking! :)

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  14. Her is my entry- asn't sure where to leave it? Thanks for the challenge

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