Tuesday, November 24, 2015

SOS #229: No Stamping

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. For this challenge, we'd like you to use No Stamping. That's right: no stamps. This includes anything digital. You can use stickers, paper, dies, rub-ons, etc, but no stamps. Take this opportunity to go into your stash and re-discover some of your loot. That's what I did.

Note: This is a TWO-WEEK challenge so our gals in the US can have some time off to spend Thanksgiving with their families.

Here is my No Stamping card:

Yeah, the sticker is crooked.

This all started when I thought I'd use that Let It Snow sticker. Man, that must be at least 15 years old. It's also really stuck, and I can't move it to straighten it without tearing the paper. :(

I wanted to have snow hills, so I cut three, with the top layer a pale blue so you could see the white sticker.  I sponged the clouds with what I think is the same blue.

It needed a vertical element, so I pulled out my Savvy Dies Birch Trees and cut them out of SSS Fog card stock. I tucked the ends under the top hill.

By tucking the ends under the hill, I created a visible bump, so I dug out my Memory Box Deer Trio, cut it out of a Kraft remnant, cut the legs off of the base, and put the mama and baby deer on the hill to cover the tree bump.

I thought it still needed something, so I pulled out my Memory Box Resting Birds because they are so tiny. I was going to cut a red one, but lo and behold, one of my habits is paying off! I tend to keep left-over die-cuts in the envelope with the dies. You just never know when they might come in handy. As I reached into the envelope to retrieve the die, I spied a cache of already-cut red birds! Yay! So I used one.

I layered everything onto a blue panel and put it on a white card base.

For my last act, I added clear Wink of Stella to the tops of the hills.

I was going to add some snow with a stencil and embossing paste, but I thought that might be a bit much. It's not snowing here, yet, but one of my pals is praying for it.

So, got stash you've forgotten about? I think you need to go rummage and play along with our No Stamping challenge. Go on, make something, then link us up over at SOS. Remember, you have TWO WEEKS.

Thanks for stopping by!

Some of the stuff I used: Stampendous Class A'Peel stickers, and the following:


  1. What a fabulous scene, I love everything about it. you sure have an awesome collection of dies too.

  2. oh how i ♥LOVE♥ this card!!!!! sheer perfection! (& v poss the thing that finally enables me into the birch/aspen die... maybe the deers too... sigh...) spectacular!!! ♥♥♥

  3. Gorgeous, this is my idea of a perfect winter scene! Love the freckles on the fawn!
    It snowed here yesterday, was exciting for about 5 minutes LOL

  4. Absolutely gorgeous and beautifully executed! Your card gave me such a chill I had to get another cup of hot cocoa! Nicely done, indeed!
    Chana Malkah

  5. Great save on the lumpy hillside by adding the deer! This is one delightful scene with those blue skies and great trees!

  6. This scene is perfect! Your sentiment is so artfully angled. ;)

  7. Way to hide the tree bump! This scene is beautiful. We don't get much snow here. I like it on cards.

  8. Fabulous card Leslie, beautifully built scene.

  9. Holy crow! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love this peaceful scene you created!

  10. Holy cats! (since crow was already taken) I can't make a card without some kind of stamping so color me super impressed that you created something so beautiful with just paper and ink! LOVE!


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