Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Stamping Soreness

Does anyone else get a sore neck from bending over stamping and assembling cards?  Man, my neck is KILLING me tonight just from working on this one card. I stand most of the time too, so that may be part of my problem. My desk is counter top height though, so I would think it wouldn't be that bad.  It is hurting sitting here typing this so I am going to make this short and to the point and hit the heating pad! :) 

I made this card for the challenges at retro sketches and colourQ.
I just love these colors together. They seem so delicate and feminine to me.  I instantly knew I wanted to do some butterflies, which just reminded me that I can also add this to the butterfly challenge at SUO Challenges!  Phew!  Glad I remembered that one. :)
I cut a window in my card so it was difficult for me to get a picture of it without putting it in this cute little card holder!  Hopefully it doesn't distract too much from the card!  I had a lot of fun punching and die cutting the butterflies and assembling. Of course, you will notice the bling in the centers. What did I ever do before we sold rhinestones?!  Don't you just love this sentiment?  It's the from the sneak peek set Really Good Greetings, and one of my favorites.  I love coloring on it with different colors to add some interest to it!  I did a little bit more stamping on the inside too.
There's another little sneak peek down there at the bottom from Mosaic Madness. It's a little border strip and really adds a lot with just a little bit of coloring.  I have been getting better at decorating the inside of my cards. It's easier to remember to do when you cut a window out of the front!  I guess I am going to have to start doing that more often so I remember. lol
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Really Good Greetings, Mosaic Madness, Distressed Dots Background
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Butterfly Punches, Stripes Embossing Folder
Accessories: Subtles DSP Stack, Rhinestones, Dimensionals 


  1. What an adorable card. Love the window and all the detail you added. Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges.

  2. This is so cute!! Love the window that you have created and the butterflies add the perfect touch!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  3. Love the originality here with your windowed card.....such a pretty array of butterflies too!

  4. Lovely card and the peek-a-boo window is great! Thanks for playing with SUO Challenges!