What No Stamps Allowed!!!!


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
Thanks for visiting


Teri said…
WOW - cool card hun! Loving that fish!!
Teri x
Sparkle said…
Such a darling card!
Definately a new look for you Suzi but a really delightful one
The fish is awesome and I love how you have used so many techniques and how they have all come together so well. The folding intrigues me, you will have to tell me more lol
WOW this is awesome! And what a clever layout! LOVE IT!!
Pretty-In-Ink said…
Your fish card looks amazing! I love how you enhanced the embossing, and all the fab techniques that you used!