Saturday, December 30, 2017

Inkspirational "Stamping Only" Challenge

Today I'm guest designing over at Inkspirational!


And.....the challenge is STAMPING ONLY, no designer paper or.....dies!

 Most of you that read my blog regularly know my thing is DIES! I use them on almost every card I make....LOL.

It was a real challenge for me not to reach for a die.

But I did it! Not one die on this card.

I stamped the image from Mama Elephant's "So Many Snowmen" in black and colored in some of the snowmen hats and scarves. To make the snow I used a toothbrush to spatter the white over the card.

The sentiment is from Concord and 9th's "Holy Night," stamped in black. I also added a twine bow with a couple of bells at the top.

I really had a lot of fun making this card, and playing along in the challenge! I hope you head over to Inkspirational and play along!!!


Paper: SU
Ink: SU black,white
Stamps:Mama Elephant So Many Snowmen, Concord and 9th Holy Night
Other: twine and bells


Marina said...

So well done for breaking out of your comfort zone and not using dies - and how fabulously you rose to the challenge. This is a fun card - 'clean' but with great visual impact. I love that you kept to just two colours for the snowman clothes. The bells are a great embellishment. Thank you for being our wonderful Guest Designer at Inkspirational.

Nonni said...

This is such a great stamp for this kind of challenge -it's so detailed that no dies or other fancy stuff is needed! I love your selective coloring. Thanks for being an inspiring GD at Ink!

sandie said...

wow you did a fab job of this and what cute card you ended up with. And you may have found it a challenge but I am glad you rose with perfection! I do love the touches of glitter and fab design. It is a joy having you as GD x

!neke said...

Great stamping !!!!!
Happy 2018 !


Liz said...

Fabulous card, Laurie, so different from your usual style! What a great snowmen stamp.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2018. xx

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Wonderful card, Laurie. I don't miss the dies on this with the stamp being as big as it is.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a cute and fantastic card design. You sure did well with the challenge of making it.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the GD, Laurie! You did an excellent job stepping outside of your box of dies! This is a darling card! Love the jingle bell twine bow!! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, you did it, Laurie! No dies! And super duper amazingly cute! Love the snowman stamp!

Mona Pendleton said...

Congrats Laurie! So well deserve! Your card is darling! Love all the cute snowmen! Happy New Year!

cm said...

Your gang of snowpeople have me smiling alllll over my face. The red/green combination is delightfully festive! Applauding that you resisted using dies (which I reach for constantly, too!) and had fun in creating this gem! Thank you so much for being our GD for this challenge; you will spark a LOT of inspiration with these cutie-pies!

Shauna said...

Wow... your stamping job is wonderful! I love your crowd of snowmen! Congrats on the guest DT position. Great having you design with us this week!
- Shauna

Kylie said...

LOVE your stamping here Laurie. All those snowmen are awesome! Thanks so much for Guesting with us at Inkspirational xx