Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The return to stress-free stamping

I realized today that I have so much more fun stamping when I make it stress-free!  By that I mean, not so many supplies, not so many layers. Just a clean and simple card.  That's really what I need to get back to if I am going to keep my promise of blogging at least 4 cards a week!  I had a lot of fun making this quick and simple card using the challenges at colourQ and retro sketches.
I really love those colors and at first thought I would make a masculine card but then decided I wanted to use one of my new stamp sets from the Spring Catalog instead, Oh, Hello.  I love the big sentiments in this set.
Hard to tell from my poor editing, but the upper left hand corner is spritzed with Crumb Cake ink. It looked a little bit too clean after I had it all stamped. :) The sentiment is stamped one time at full strength and twice after being stamped off. I did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, although it doesn't really look like it on the left!  Oops!  I made sure the little banner in the corner hangs over the edge of the card just enough that it still fits in a standard-sized envelope.  Gotta pay attention to those little details! ;)
Stamp Set: Oh, Hello
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Color Spritzer


  1. Fun card! And what a great idea to have an element hanging off that will still fit in the envelope, I need to remember that idea! I agree that card making can get stressful when we try to add more and more and more... I think stress-free is the way to go, and your stress-free cards are beautiful!

  2. Fun design Shana, love your chevrons. Thank you for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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  4. Very pretty card! I hope you are doing well! Miss chatting with you! :)

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  6. What a fun card, Shana, love your design! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ this week.

  7. Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  8. Gorgeous card Shana and I agree about the large sentiment it looks fabulous especially with that gorgeous layout.


  9. This makes me take another look at this set! Love that arrow a bit of the side! It adds extra interest!