Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, September 17, 2012

It's All in the Details

As you probably know, I mostly like to make simple, easily-reproducible cards.  Lately I have been having fun doing more-detailed cards though!  I should be getting ready for my card camp and scrap camp that are Friday, but I cannot resist a good challenge!  I found two that paired together really nicely.  Stampin' Royalty  had a great picture inspiration and Try Stampin' On Tuesday had a nice layout that worked perfectly with the idea I had in mind!

I fell in love with the newspaper print, hearts, colors and banners and thought the combination would make great banners on the diagonal lines of the sketch.  I had so much fun embellishing this card! 
It looks really busy but it is actually two parts.  I wanted the recipient of the card to be able to see all of the banners, so the ribbon with the heart slides off for the card to be opened. 
Here are the two parts to the card:
I had a lot of fun stamping and punching all of the little details on this card.  Then I went back and added some pearls and rhinestones. I'm not used to doing all of this detailed embellishment so it was fun for a change.  I wouldn't want to do it all of the time though.  I love me some stress-free stamping!
This card also fits the challenge of banners over at The Paper Players.  Yeah, I've got a few banners on there! LOL! 
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bits, Tiny Tags, Trust God
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals
Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes, Jewelry Tag and Petite Pennants Builder punches, Hearts Framelits
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Scallop Dots Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, First Edition Specialty DSP, Basic Rhinestones and Pearls, Dimensionals



  1. WOW!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE how you used banners for the 3 stripes! What a CLEVER idea! Way to go girl! Thank you for playing along with us at Try Stampin On Tuesday!

  2. Love those decorated banners and a great color scheme - perfect for the sentiment. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  3. What an interesting use of our sketch! I love the banners. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

  4. Oh these are so sweet! I love how you've added so much detail to each one--and all of them different! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  5. LOVE the mix of paper and color on the banners!! Gorgeous card!