STAMPER NO STAMPING!
That's right friends! No stamping allowed - except for a sentiment. This includes rubber, clear, photopolymer, digital - NONE allowed for an image. You can use an embellishment as a focal point, a picture, even the actual sentiment itself.
Yes you read it right, this weeks challenge at Raise the Bar is to create a card without using a stamp! Definately not the easiest of challenges, but boy did i have fun.
I bought this cute fish brass stencil a couple of months ago, and decided it would be perfect for this challenge. I embossed it, pricked it, and sew it onto a piece of green card, i then went over it with a reddish rub on to enhance the embossing. I then created my wavy background, by using the same varigated thread to sew some waves.
I then decided to have a go at the Folded Paper Frame technique, i played around with it a little to get it big enough for my image. I then added some patterned paper and die cut corners to finish it off.
This left me with a very nice focal point, but it was rather large and an unusual shape, so it didn't seem right to just stick it onto a standard card shape; so i decided on a Spring Card, which works perfectly.
All together it was a very different project for me, but i really did enjoy it. I love sewing on my cards. I'm also really pleased with how all the different elements came together, because i had no idea what i was going to end up with :)
Hope you find time to give the challenge a go, and have a wonderful week
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