Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm Back! (and a Ten-Minute Tuesday)

We made it back safely and I will be sharing a little bit about our trip each day.  I am still exhausted and not feeling so great though, so my post for now will be short and sweet!

This is my card for the Design Team at Addicted to Stamps and More!  Thank goodness, the challenge this week is Clean and Simple.  I needed something easy, the way I am feeling today!  The challenge at CASology this week is leaf, so I decided to combine that with my card.
The Summer Starfruit square in the background is one of my favorite tricks for getting a solid image.  All I did was take Block D and pushed it directly into the ink pad without a stamp on it.  It's like a free stamp!  I love the blotchy effect it gets.  I have an idea in my head that I want to try this with with snowflakes...maybe tomorrow. :) 

For the leaf, I used the baby wipe technique.  I used Summer Starfruit, Riding Hood Red and Cajun Craze ink refills and dropped them onto a small stack of baby wipes, making sure not to leave any holes.  That became my ink pad for the leaf.  I then used the new Illuminate ink pad and stamped a leaf over it to give it some glimmer.  It looks really cool in person and adds a little oomph to the card.

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Lacy & Lovely
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Block D
Accessories: Illuminate Ink Pad


  1. This is gorgeous, Shana, and thanks for the fun inking tips to try out! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  2. This is SO pretty! LOVE the colors and the leaf is amazing! Fabulous CAS card!!! I hope you come and play along with me at Technique Tuesday and Digi Haven. Also, I have a DT call going on for a new challenge called Inkspirational that will start in January--details on my personal blog, On a Stampage! HUGS! :)

  3. oh wow!! that leaf is absolutely stunning, shana! what a gorgeous card you created! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  4. Love the block stamping effect, yet haven't used it myself. Must do that...

    Great card Shana, love CAS! x

  5. So glad to hear you made it back safely! I will also have to give this technique a go. It is so effective and beautiful. Love this card xxx

  6. Fab card, Shana. The leaf image is super and thank you for sharing the technique! Hope you feel better soon. Sue x

  7. Great technique Shana, love the leaf!
    Val x

  8. Fabulous card Shana. Great techniques and that leaf is amazing. A real CAS card.

    Karen x

  9. Hi Shana, what a beautiful CAS card, gorgeous colours and the leaf is stunning. Hope you are back at full strength soon


  10. Hooray and Hi, So nice to be a fellow DT buddy with someone else who doesn't do mornings. I love your card, I may be thinking of CASEing it, terrific result with the technique. Caz

  11. LOVE the color block and the wonderful leaf image!! So very pretty! I need to try that technique! :) Thanks so much for joining us at CASology!

  12. Hi Shana. What a great technique. The result is fabulous. Wonderful card. Pleased to hear you got back home safely.
    Regards Florence x

  13. Welcome back! So sorry you're not feeling well!
    Your CAS card is wonderful and the fall colors are perfect!

  14. Sure doesn't look simple - its wayyyy too stunning! Great card for fall :o)

  15. I’ve been away and am just now catching up on my commenting! Lots of great ideas here (the block stamping and what is an Illuminate pad - I'll have to investigate!)Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!