Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dreary, dreary morning

It was so stormy and dreary here this morning, which made me so sleepy!  I wanted to craft, but I didn't want to have to think about it. I wanted it to be simple!  I headed over to Less is More since they have clean and simple challenges, and this week's challenge is to incorporate an oval into your project.  My first thought was balloons!

I sponged the edges of the balloons to give them some dimension and added a little reflection mark on each one with my white gel pen.  I decided to have them go off of the edge of the card to make them look like they were floating away.  I wrapped the baker's twine around a pencil to give it some shape and adhered it with a little bit of Tombow Multi glue in spots and the hidden Dimensionals on the ends.  I didn't want three strings to be fighting with each other so I poked holes with my paper piercer to give the illusion of the other two strings.  So easy-my kind of crafting!

Stamp Set: Up, Up & Away
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red
Tools: Wide Oval Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Paper Piercer and mat
Accessories: Baker's twine, white gel pen, Dimensionals

I was a part of the ShowCASe at Less is More this week!


  1. What a great CAS card. It's great to see you at Less is more with this fab submission.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Ingenius!!
    Fantastic card
    Thanks very much

  3. As Mandi says - an ingenius use of your oval - gr8 card


  4. You're a clever, clever girl, Shana and this is now pinned! Love it. Congratulations for the spotlight from LIM, so well-deserved!!