Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One more for tonight!

I had forgotten that I had two more challenges I wanted to do today, and one of them ends in a few hours!  We didn't get home from church until about 8:30, so I had to work quickly. :)  I used the challenges from Fab Friday and The Friday Mashup!
  1. Make a project with the colors "Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Gumball Green, and Lucky Limeade".
  2. Or Make a project using "Rectangles".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project with the "Color Combination and Rectangles".
I know what you are thinking...more banners!  I couldn't help it.  I love them!  The only problem I have found though, is there are only so many ways to make banners! lol  I added a few different techniques on the rest of my card to take away from the ho-hum of the same ol', same ol' banners.
I created a concrete wall background with my Simply Scored and sponged around the edges to add some depth.  The snowflakes were punched out with Silver Glimmer Paper and sponged with ink.  For the sentiment, I used a technique I learned from my friend Aimee Cretsinger.  I used a blender pen to pick up ink from the lid of my ink pads and colored directly on the stamp, just like you would with your marker.  I like this technique because it keeps you from getting your colors mixed on your marker tip.  As a final touch I very lightly sponged ink on the Shimmer paper to dirty it up a bit.  This helps to cover up little smudges you might have gotten on your perfectly white cardstock...not that I did that on my card.  No, never. lol
Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Shimmer paper,
Ink: Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Pacific Point
Tools: Perfect Polka Dots, Argyle and Houndstooth Embossing Folders, Simply Scored, 2 3/4" Circle Punch, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, sponges
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Dimensional
I was a Rock Star at The Friday Mashup and a Fab Fave at Fab Friday!


  1. I really like your use of non-traditional colors for this Christmas card! The multi-colored sentiment is really neat as is your scored background! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. So funny you were working to get these in under the wire. You go right ahead with the banners - I love them! Really cool brick background. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  3. Love this! I love the sparkle and great use of the sketch! I really liked that combo at the Mashup too! THanks for playing at Fab Friday!!!!

  4. I love that each banner is embossed using a different folder. The score lines on the background are great too! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  5. Ho hum banners?! You have got to be kidding me!!! I love how you embossed them with different folders! The brick wall is awesome too!