Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, August 23, 2012


There was another fabulous sketch over at retrosketches this week, so I decided to play along!

Now, as much as I have been loving the sketch challenges, they have been hindering my creative ability just a bit because I keep thinking I have to follow the sketch EXACTLY.  In my mind, this card should have had two more rectangular blocks of cardstock or DSP.  I decided, however, that I needed to try to think outside of the box (or block :) and do something different in place of those blocks.  If others can do it, why can't I?!  Here is my take on going outside of the box:
Do you see how I added the sanded woodgrain tag in place of the back rectangle, and the leaves in place of the front rectangle?  Don't think you have to stick to a sketch exactly.  Change things up a bit.  I added the button like the sketch, but that could have easily been a different element.  The fun is making it all your own! 
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Tiny Tags
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, More Mustard, Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, sanding block
Accessories: Orchard Harvest DSP, Designer Naturals Buttons, Linen Thread, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, Jewelry Tag Punch



  1. I just love this card!! The colors are awesome together!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #75 on 8-26-12. Make sure you stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your Blog Badge for being featured!!

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  2. I so love all the new things available for fall. This is awesome! Perhaps I will have to add more to my wishlist...