Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Keeping it Simple

I had Stamp Camp last night, so I didn't want to get too many supplies out and make a bigger mess than I already had in my room.  I was also doing more gabbing than working, so I knew this card had to be fairly simple. :)  The sketch at Nacho Average Callenge was perfect for a clean and simple card!
Do you know how hard it is to try and come up with a card when there are seven women chattering in the room (including myself!)?  Pretty hard!  I got out my trusty Color Coach to help me with a color combination.  This tool is awesome when you have a brain fart and are not feeling very creative. One of the combinations I came across was Regal Rose, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla.  A great combination for a baby girl card!
Unfortunately, I could NOT get a good picture of this card!  This is the best I could do.  Did you notice that it doesn't have my typical stamp set background?  It is a beautiful, but CHILLY, day here in northern Indiana.  I didn't think this background was too terribly bad, and you can at least tell that the card is Very Vanilla.  My inside lights made it look white.  For my card, I pulled out an oldie, Circle Circus.  This set is great for a fast card.  It is also one of the very few wood mount stamp sets I have left!  I have been buying the clear mount since they are cheaper, but I will always love the wood mount stamps more.  They are so much easier to stamp, clean and put away!  A few of the circles are cut or punched out and popped up on Dimensionals.  The sentiment was punched out with the Modern Label Punch.  I folded over one end because I thought it was a little too large for the tiny sentiment.  Then I went back and added the rhinestones.  Every little girl needs some bling, right?
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus, Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals 


  1. This is awesome! Love all the bling!! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!!

  2. Love the combination of colors ... and combination of stamped images and punched images - very visually interesting! The bling is a nice detail. What a great idea to fold back the label punch that is too long!!

  3. Great Card!! Thanks for playing with us!!!

  4. Very nice! Love the touch of bling!