Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Things have been crazy around here and I only got to work in my stamp room for about 10 minutes this morning while I was waiting for the kids to go to school!  Lucky for me, that was long enough to make a card for the challenge at CASology this week.

A lot of things come to mind when I hear the word sky, but I am so in love with For the Birds, so I picked an image that was actually IN the sky. :)  I haven't used this stamp yet, so it was fun to finally ink it up!  I can't tell you how many times I have sold a stamp set once it has retired and realized there were stamps within the set that haven't seen ink.  Whoops!  I have set two goals for myself this catalog year.  1. Use all of my stamp sets before they retire and 2. Use every image in every stamp set before they retire.  I am pretty sure I have already completed 1.  It is 2. that is the hard one!
This was truly a 10-minute favorite!  For the clouds I punched out an oval scallop punch and one of the adorable 1 1/4" scallop circle punches from the Holiday Catalog and glued them together.  I used this as a mask and sponged Bashful Blue ink around them.  I did a separate square for the birds to make them stand out a little bit, sponged the clouds on, colored the birds in with the thin part of my markers since some of the areas were slightly small, and popped them up on Dimensionals.  The last thing I did was to score at the top and bottom of the clouds.  An easy card to start a busy day! 
Stamp Set: For the Birds
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Black StazOn, Pacific Point, Real Red, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Simply Scored, Scallop Circle and Oval Punches
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. Great SKY card - love the popped up layer and the scored border and the pops of colour of the birds! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. This is an awesome technique!!! I can't believe you can make this so quickly! I am certainly intrigued to try your sponge scallop technique. Great project!!!

  3. Love the clouds - so clever, what a great technique! Love the popped up square, it's really effective on your card. I'm really enjoying all the inspiration on your lovely blog - thanks for sharing!

  4. Your background is lovely. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  5. love your sponged sky... and those sweet little birds!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology each week!

  6. Love your sponged sky and the sweet bird stamp ~ GREAT card!

  7. Adorable! Love your sky and the birds on the popped up panel!