Shana Gaff
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Life IS a daring adventure!

Daring Adventure has to be one of my favorite stamp sets of all time.  The quote is so true and the fonts are amazing.  I LOVE the footprints too.  The stamp set just screams at me to make a card with it!  It is my go-to for a masculine card!  The team over at Create with Connie and Mary did not disappoint once again this week and gave me a great sketch to work with! 

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I first thought I would stick exactly to the sketch and make a big flower to put where their's is, but then I decided that was too predictable, even for me. :)  The quote from Daring Adventure fits perfectly in that framelit, so I decided to add it in place of the flower.  I should take this moment to apologize to Helen Keller.  Her name never seems to make it onto my cards because then it doesn't fit this framelit quite so perfectly!  I'm sure that is some big faux pax, but it is what it is! So sorry, Helen.   It IS an amazing quote.
My favorite thing about my card is that it has so much texture and dimension.  The Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock is spritzed with ink; the Early Espresso cardstock is embossed with the Houndstooth folder; the Night of Navy DSP is scored, folded and sanded; the Pumpkin Pie cardstock is embossed with the new Early Espresso embossing folder and popped up on a double stack of Dimensionals.  This is one of the reasons why I cannot push myself to do digital scrapbooking and cardmaking.  The main reason, really!  I love it when you can feel all of the different elements of a card.  The flat printing of digital just doesn't do it for me.  Maybe one day I will try hybrid...maybe.
Stamp Set: Daring Adventure
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, VersaMark
Tools: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Simply Scored Score Board, Labels Collection Framelits, Color Spritzer,  sanding block, 1 3/8" Circle Punch to round corners
Accessories: Regals DSP Stack, Dimensionals


  1. Great man card...or grad card. Love the textures you added with the embossing folder and the accordian folded paper. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  2. Great use of that set...I don't pull it out often enough! Love all the texture with the pleated paper! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. I love this quote, too! And I love how you made it the focal point of your card! Such great texture and bold colors! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. I'm so glad you joined the challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary. I think you are right on with that stamp set being such a go to set for masculine cards. I have it on my list to get but don't have it yet. Thanks for sharing.
    Monika Davis

  5. Loving all of the texture and dimension on this!! The colors are perfect! I'm sure Helen forgives you! :)