Shana Gaff
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just in time!

So I was perusing my dear friend Aimee Cretsinger's blog and I see that she found a new challenge blog, Black Tie Friday.  It looks like fun and it is their very first challenge, so I decided to play along.  Then I scrolled down and I see that the challenge ends in ONE HOUR!  Holy moly...I gotta get to work!

I have been wanting to use my lattice die for a long time and keep forgetting about it, so I pulled it out first, thinking it would be great with butterflies.
I liked the white on white with the colored butterflies but thought it needed something extra so I added the flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch.  For the butterflies I put drops of reinker on a small stack of baby wipes and used that for my ink pad.  I love that multicolored effect, especially for butterflies and flowers!  The hardest part for me was the ribbon.  This was the only black ribbon I had. I must have tried 10 different things with it, but decided that I liked the way it looked like the sentiment was on the ribbon banner.  This was a really fun challenge.  I can't wait to play again next week!
Stamp Sets: Lacy & Lovely, Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Lattice Bigz Die, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch
Accessories: Basic Black Scalloped Ribbon, Dimensionals
Phew!  20 minutes to spare! :)

Best Dressed
Yay!  I was the winner of the Best Dressed Award for the first challenge at Black Tie Friday's!


  1. Great job Shana with such little time! :-) I need to use my lattice die more. I love it with the colorful butterflies. :-)

  2. Wow, look at you speedy woman!! Love the multi colored butterflies, and how you placed your ribbon! It turned out great. Thanks for playing with us at Black Tie Friday's. Can't wait to see what you come up with next time!

  3. This is a beauty ... wonderful job coming up with this lovely card on such short notice! Your ribbon and sentiment treatment is a lovely embellishment for the rainbow colored butterflies and lattice die cut!