Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, October 14, 2012

So THIS is a little different!

I was very perplexed by the color combination at the colourQ this week, so  I knew I had to give it a try!  I am always up for a challenge, right?  I also wanted to use the amazing sketch from Mojo Monday
Orchid Opulence left my house a LONG time ago when it retired, so I replaced it with Wisteria Wonder.  I also used Very Vanilla instead of white because I wanted to do a fall leaves card, and I think vanilla is much more fall than white.  I don't know why! White just seems too clean for fall. :)

I fell in love with making the leaves like I showed you on Friday, so I decided to try a different leaf on the Autumn Accents Bigz Die.  Seriously, these leaves are addicting and SO much fun to make!  The background is stamped with all of the images from French Foliage.  It is not very often that I use EVERY image from a set on one card, but this set makes it easy!  The sentiment was inked in More Mustard and then I sponged the edges of the stamp with Tangerine Tango for a bit of a contrast.  And aren't those little banners poking out so cute!  That was my favorite part of the sketch, so I had to throw those in there!
Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Trust God
Cardstock: Basic Black, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 2 3/4" Circle Punch, scoring tool and mat, piercing tool and mat
Accessories: Gold Glow Smooch Spritz


  1. Wow, that IS a quirky color combination for sure! Don't worry though, you ROCKED IT! Your stamped background makes me swoon and those banners peeking out are just too cute! That leaf, however, reminds me that I need to go outside and do some raking. Not sure how I feel about that ;-)

  2. It all came together nicely!! Well done xx

  3. Lovely stamping, Shana, beautiful background for fall! Thanks for joining us this week at the colourQ.

  4. Those leaves are wonderful Shana. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  5. Another beautiful card! That is quite a tough combo!