Tuesday, July 5, 2011

N is for No Nonsense

Good Morning, I hope that you are all having a wonderful week of sunshine.
It is time for another ABC Christmas challenge and this week our theme is 

No Nonsense

This time we want to see you make a no frills card, one that does not use any designer papers.

We have two sponsors for this weeks challenge.
Simon Says Stamp are offering one lucky entrant A $15 voucher


and the fabulous Karen's doodles have offered up
3 digis from Karen's doodles of their choice for our second lucky participant.

This week, I have decided to try something a little different for my card.  As we were not using designer papers I decided to have a play with a couple of background stamps for the focal point of my card. I must say that I had a blast playing with the distress inks but if one was to look closely I think that there is still a slight blue tinge to my fingertips.

To create this I have embossed a Hero Arts doily stamp in the bottom corner then used distress inks over the entire background to make the doily pop. I then inked up the snowflake background stamp and stamped over the entire thing, I matted the card several times and then added a simple sentiment and a snowflake peeloff sticker to finish it off.
You cannot get much simpler, this card was completed start to finish in under half an hour.

I hope that you will join us for our challenge this week. I look forward to stopping by your blogs for a visit. Before you head off to start crafting be sure to stop by the ABC Christmas Challenge and see the gorgeous no frills cards that my teamies have created to share with you.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, just love your backing! It always makes me feel good getting covered in ink, like I've made a masterpiece, even if the ink does go everywhere! (my dawgy ended up being a bit blue for a few days once lol)

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Gram's Treasures said...

It's always good to try something new. Great idea.

Helen Dooley said...

This is a great challenge! I really love this card. I like the different layers you made. AWESOME! Thanks for playing along with us at FOr fun.

Kathyk said...

Awesome card although it MIGHT not be quite CAS enough for the LIM challenge but still a great card


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carissa :-) Very artsy !! the snowflake peel off looks really stunning !! :-)

Lols x x x

Heidi said...

I love all the detail in this card! It's gorgeous!!!

Mandi said...

Your card is stunning Carissa, but, we are a CAS challenge and want to see lots of white space on our cards
Do hope to see you again as I love your style
Thank you
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Helen said...

Fabulous card Carissa - love the doily stamp....gorgeous colour too!
Helen x

Angela Weimer said...

Great card. love that doily stamp. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous so well detailed:) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh not seen this stamp before you made your card soo pretty! love it, hugs Samantha

3treescreations@gmail.com said...

Just gorgeous!!!

Deanne :)

Dorte said...

Wonderful and elegant card, Carissa. Love the blue shades.
hugs Dorte

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous Carissa, love the doily stamp and your beautiful background.