Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oh, Happy Day!

I had a great day making cards on Friday and got a lot accomplished!  We leave for the DR in less than two weeks, so I am trying to get ahead so I have postings for the days I am gone.  I got to use another one of the stamp sets that Steph let me borrow, Summer Silhouettes.  This is such a pretty set for layering!  I combined two challenges on this one, Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ


I love this color combination, but had to substitute Wisteria Wonder for Pale Plum since my retired colors are long gone. :)  At first I wasn't sure if it looked okay with the Razzleberry, but I think it ended up looking great!  I just used a little bit of the Wisteria so it didn't get too busy.
This is a great sketch for using up scraps of designer paper.  I didn't have any scraps in the colors I needed though and had to cut into fresh sheets of 12x12.  Ugh!  That hurts my heart even to say it! :)  The scraps, as well as the outside edges of the card base, are all sponged with ink.  That is my go-to trick to making a card look better! The white frame is popped up on Dimensionals and I used the coordinating image from the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to pierce holes on it and around it.  This was a fun and easy card to make, especially with this stamp set.  Although it is nice to be able to share stamp sets, I am sad that I have to give it back!
Stamp Sets: Friendly Phrases, Summer Silhouettes
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer, sponges
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. Wow! This card is just gorgeous! I love your color choice and that paper-piercing is phenomenal. Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

  2. Gorgeous card, Shana, love the mix of papers and stamping, fabulous card! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ and sharing your card.

  3. Oh wow the focal frame is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  4. Great card Shana! I love those bright fun colours! Such a great image as well! I love the paper piercing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. I love this!! So happy you shared your card with us this week at the colourQ.

  6. What a cheery card! I love the colors! The paper piercing is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the colors and layout. Wonderful!

  8. I think I might have 2 sheets of pale plum left and only because they are bagged up with some coordinating DSP (DD1 loves purple...).
    I love the floral stamping and isn't it always hard to return those borrowed sets? You did an amazing job with the colors and the sketch!