Less can be more

Any paper crafter I know has a rather sizable stash filled with paper, cardstock, stamps, ink, bling, tools, and the list goes on.

When you’re faced with a multitude of choices, sometimes, it can be overwhelming, and you get stuck not being able to create anything. Taking a minute to stop, breathe, and take a look at a favourite colour, tool, or technique can get you back on track. That’s what I decided to do with this card. I pulled one of my favourite colours, Rich Razzleberry (which, oddly, seems to get used very little even though I love it), and paired it with some Very Vanilla to create this card.

I absolutely love how Stampin’ Up! colours match, no matter what element you are using. I used Best Day, which has been close at hand a lot lately, for the image and sentiment. Rich Razzleberry was chosen as the colour for the cardstock, ink pad, and Stampin’ Blend. Wink of Stella gave a little extra shimmer to the pompom and the cupcake liner.

The image was stamped first and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment was given an ombre effect by simply inking once and stamping four times. The rhinestone flourish not only adds some sparkle, it also hides an oops with a halo I made. Check out the video for the full tutorial.


  1. Cute & fun birthday card Andrea!

  2. Love the card! I also don’t use Rich Razzleberry enough. You have inspired me to pull it out to create with.

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