Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Dominican Countdown-4 Days

I had a long and exhausting day, shopping, lunch with friends, Fort 4 Fitness with Janae, designing this card...and am ready for bed!  We have to leave at 6 am so my mom and I can do Fort 4 Fitness (what were we thinking?!), so this is going to be quick!  I really wanted to participate in the challenge at Nacho Average Challenges (LOVE that name!) this week, so I put together this quick card before nighty-night. :) 
I had originally wanted to use Pink Pirouette instead of the Raspberry Ripple, but stupid me went and stamped the flower in Raspberry Ripple instead of Primrose Petals to coordinate with the sentiment that I had ALREADY stamped!  Second time this week...DUR!  Anyway, I think it was meant to be because I love how it turned out!  For the background stamp, I inked the whole stamp up in Certainly Celery and then used my blender pen to remove the color from the flowers and colored them in with my markers.  I love this tip!  Saves a lot of time by not having to color in all of that Celery with a marker!  The little flowers are folded out and have a little rhinestone inside of them.  It's amazing how that little dimension adds so much to the whole design of the card!

Stamp Sets: Carry On, Flowering Flourishes
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, So Saffron
Tools: Labels Collection Framelits, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Bigz XL Tasteful Trim Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Blender Pen
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals


  1. Love, love, love this card!!! Great job with the sketch! I hope you and your mom do great today!

    Thanks for playing along with the Nachos!!

  2. Fab card, Shana. The embossing and sentiment are lovely and the little flowers are pretty, great tip! Sue x

  3. This is such a happy card! Thanks for sharing with the Nachos!