Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ten-Minute Tuesday

Time for another Ten-Minute Tuesday!  This one might have been even less than ten's hard to tell when you get interrupted ten million times!  "Mommy, I want some pancakes.  Mommy, I wanna watch Shrek 2.  No Mommy, come change it to Shrek Forever After.  Mommy, now I want some milk."  AHHHH!!!  Sometimes a ten-minute card can turn into two hours! lol  BUT, if you have ten uninterrupted minutes, you can definitely get this card finished in that time.

Lots of fall challenges are floating around the web lately. The theme at Less is More is autumn and I chose this picture from Hand Stamped Sentiments for my inspiration.
Aren't those fall colors just gorgeous?  From this photo I picked out Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler to use on my card.
I tried somewhat of a different technique for the bottom block of color. I took my acrylic block, colored on it with markers, then spritzed it with water to get the colors to blend together.  I loved the effect once I stamped it!  Then I embossed the leaves from Every Little Bit in gold and colored them in with my aqua painters.  Finally, I added the sentiment, sponged some ink on the card and around the edges, and finished it off with some linen thread.  This could easily be turned into a one-layer card if you had less than 10 minutes. You could also save time by not embossing the leaves, but I really liked the shimmer it added in real life. :)
Stamp Sets: Every Little Bit, Petite Pairs
Cardstock: River Rock, Summer Starfruit
Ink: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Acrylic Block, spritzer with water, sponge, VersaMark, heat tool, aqua painter
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Embossing Powder


  1. This looks just great Shana. The stamped square looks terrific.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Wow, that is such a cool technique! You did a great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. What a gorgeous card - am totally with you on having to fit making time in around small people!

  4. Love the technique you used- very pretty!!! Love the soft color combo- so pretty!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  5. Your card is simple in its layout but so richly designed. The color block with the stamped details is AMAZING and I love how you have distressed the cardstock with ink. Thank you for being a part of our Fall inspiration challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  6. So pretty, your color combo from the inspiration photo is right on, and I love the rustic look of the thread tied on the side. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  7. Oooh, cool idea with the block! Great use of color and I love the stamps you chose! Thanks for joining us at HSS!!