Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, August 30, 2012

I think I am coming down with something...

Yup, it's true.  I have the cardmaking bug.  I told Brett that I think I need to check myself into CA (Cardmakers Anonymous). :)  I honestly am obsessed with making cards and doing challenges as of late.  So much so that I have to post two cards in one day in order to get them entered into the challenges on time!  Colourq has a gorgeous color combo this week, so I decided to start there.

I also liked the sketch over at The Paper Players, so I decided to combine the two challenges into one card. 
As a demonstrator, I don't keep product after it retires, so I didn't have any Bermuda Bay on hand.  I decided to use Pool Party instead.  I folded up some babywipes and put drops of Pool Party and Gumball Green reinkers on it to stamp the largest stamp from Clockworks, another one of my favorite go-to masculine stamp sets!  I LOVE how the background turned out! The Pool Party mixed with Gumball Green almost looks like it could be Bermuda Bay! The whole background reminds me of a wall covered in graffiti. 
There is a simple trick to getting the squares to match up with the background.  Cut your squares, use temporary adhesive to stick them down to the background piece of cardstock and stamp away.  There will be little gaps when you pull up the squares, but if you mat them with cardstock you can't even see them!  Easy peasy!  This is one of those cards that doesn't require any supplies other than cardstock and ink, but ended up being one of my favorite cards ever! 
Stamp Sets: Carry On, Clockworks
Cardstock, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Pool Party
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. What am amazing technique. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  2. This is a fun card and great technique! I used to get rid of all my retired stuff too...and then I joined the colourQ, so I decided I had better keep them! LOL! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players sketch this week too!

  3. Love the grunge look! This rocks!!! LOL at being addicted to challenges and card making! I started out like that too....8 years ago and it hasn't let up! Thanks for playing along with us at the PP!

  4. Love your card, Shana, so glad you have the bug as this card is awesome! thanks for sharing your technique and card with us this week at the colourQ.

  5. I love the colors - and the design! Can we make this at a card camp in the near future? The clockworks set is on my wishlist.

  6. very unique!! thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!!

  7. Ooh this is a fabulous man's card! Love the backgorund you've created (I can't wait to get my hands on that set!). Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

  8. Very nice card! I love all the stamping and the colors. A great masculine card too!