Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Look Ma, No Stamps!

I don't know about you, but that doesn't happen very often on MY cards! lol I actually didn't realize that I didn't use and stamps until I went to edit my card.  I made this card for the challenges at The Friday Mashup! and retro sketches.
The challenge at The Friday Mashup! is to use Real Red, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake and mash it up with hearts and arrows. I have been having a lot of fun making Valentine's cards this year. You might have also noticed that I switched up the background on my blog with a heart theme!  Love is in the air, I guess. :)
This is the first time that I used these thinlits from the Label Card Thinlit and I really like them!  It's nice to have a little sentiment without having to do any stamping. When I looked at the sketch I thought it would look nice laced up, kind of like a corset.  After I tied the bow at the top I tied each end in a knot and ruffled the ends a little bit.  Of course, it needed some bling so I added the rhinestone and the Red Glimmer Paper.  The background is Core'dinations cardstock that is embossed and sanded. I really like the look it gives, especially in person!  The Crumb Cake is sponged with ink to distress it a bit, quite possibly because I got a smudge on it and needed to cover it up. Shhhh... :) 

Cardstock: Real Red Core'dinations, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake
Tools: Label Card Thinlit, Chevron Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Paper Piercing Tool
Accessories: Large Rhinestone, Red Glimmer Paper, White Baker's Twine


  1. Shana a corset!!! Amazing, that's a winner right there :) love every single bit of ur card

  2. Brilliant use of the sketch! I love it!! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  3. This is so cool - I love how you've stitched the two panels together. Reminds me of a corset :) Great little 'lovey' additions! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. I love this.. All the elements are perfect and that bow! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.