Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Create with Connie and Mary...Guest Designer

I am continuing as Guest Designer at Create with Connie and Mary and this week is a sketch challenge.
I decided to use the color combination from the Fresh Prints Paper Stack in the Occasions Catalog. I don't actually have the DSP, but the colors in it were a good starting point!
My Real Red background is Core'dinations Cardstock that I embossed and sanded. I just love this look!  The Chalk Talk Tag is sponged with Crumb Cake ink and the little band is two rows of the Gold Sequin Trim. I love this stuff. I wanted a small little flower, so I used only half of the Spiral Flower Die and added a pearl in the center with some hot glue so it is sure to stay in place.  The scallops are actually an oval punch that I layered in between the Real Red and Crumb Cake cardstock. The card opens up right at the edge of the scallops, so the Crumb Cake you see on the right of my card is actually the inside of the card.

Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Real Red Core'dinations, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Real Red
Tools: Ovals Collection Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits, Oval Punch, Argyle Embossing Folder, Spiral Flower Die, Sanding Block
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Large Pearl


  1. Wow! So many great details on your beautiful card! Love it!!

  2. This is gorgeous!! Also thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
    hugs and xxx

  3. Love all the texture and bling on here with the gold sequins! Great job with the sketch!

  4. This is such a pretty card! I love the gold sequins that you added in!

  5. Lots of good stuff on this card - the sequins, the flower, the embossing.... Cute!