Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Lazy Day!

Wow!  I am getting a late start today.  I didn't feel like doing much of anything today other than reading and playing games on my computer.  I feel like such a slacker!  I should be working on thank you cards, but I just had to make a card for some challenges first!

I think this is the first card that I have made for four different challenges!  The colors are from a new site that I have not played at before, Color Throwdown.  I didn't have the yellow and blue so I substituted Daffodil Delight and Midnight Muse.  Old Olive didn't look quite right with that combo so I changed it out for Gumball Green.  Same colors, just different shades!
The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.  I am actually using this same sketch for the thank you notes I am working on because it is so versatile!
 Two design elements come from SUO Challenges, to add animals, and Just Add Ink, to add chevrons.
I just love the butterflies and my favorite technique for them is the Baby Wipe/Reinker technique.  Just squirt your reinkers onto a stack of baby wipes and use it as an ink pad.  I think I have used more of my reinkers for this technique than I have to actually reink my ink pads!  It's really the main reason I broke down and bought them in every single color. :)  Here is a closer look at the butterflies.
I folded the edges up and only adhered the center to a bottom mat so they look like they are flying.  I should also mention that I used Shimmer White cardstock here.  It just looks so elegant!  It has been my go-to white lately!

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Trust God
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Shimmer White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse
Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Decorative Label Punch, baby wipes
Accessories: Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones


  1. I love your card! The butterflies are beautiful!!!

  2. You've incorporated all the challenges beautifully on this card Shana. I love your butterflies and that sentiment together. Thanks for playing along with us at JAI.

  3. Oh my, your butterflies are just beautiful ... great colouring and fab layering!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. This is beautiful, Shana. I LOVE the bright, happy, panel embossed with chevrons! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :)

  5. What a beautiful card Shana! I love the colours of those butterflies! The look fabulous with their bling bodies! Love the texture and the colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. This is really pretty!! Love those butterflies and the colors! Glad you joined us at both Freshly Made Sketches and SUO Challenges!

  7. Absolutely beautiful, Shana! I love these colors paired together. The butterflies are stunning! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Absolutely love your rainbow butterflies! You totally rocked the throwdown colors and I'm so glad you decided to play along with us! Hope to see you back again next week!

  9. Swoon - I LOVE the butterflies!!! Thanks for sharing this with us at SUO Challenges!

  10. Love your multi-colored butterflies! Beautiful! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  11. Really pretty card, love the colored butterfly wings lifted off the card! Thanks for playing along with the animal challenge this time on SUO Challenges!