Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

We are on our way!

We are on our way to the Dominican now!  This is my last post until we get back on Monday.  It will probably be kind of nice to take a break from blogging.  I haven't missed a day since I started my blog on August 4th.  Lately I have been doing 2 or 3 posts a day...that takes a lot of work!  I know I could have scheduled posts while I am gone, but I thought it would be better for me to just take the whole week off.  It feels kind of like calling in sick to work! :)  I hope you will check back in on Monday to hear all about our trip!

The color challenge that will be posted at Color Me Beautiful on Friday is beautiful!  I used the layout from Just Add Ink for my card this week.
I didn't think my card was big enough to add four panels in the back, so I just did three.  I embossed them, sponged the edges with ink, then popped each panel up on Dimensionals.  
The framelit is cut out on Watercolor Paper.  I then stamped the flowers and used my Aqua Painter and Blender Pen to color them in.  I saw a tip a long time ago to go around the edges of flowers with light gray to add dimension and a shadowed effect.  The flowers on the left also have rhinestones in the center.  I thought this balanced out the rhinestones on the butterfly nicely.
Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, Papillon Potpourri, Pursuit of Happiness
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pink Potpourri, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose
Tools: Apothecary Accent Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen, Sponges
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals
I got honorable mention this week at Just Add Ink!


  1. wow this is just gorgeous Shana! Beautiful colouring too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at JAI this week!

  2. Gorgeous card, Ardyth. Safe journey and I hope you have a great time! Sue x

  3. So pretty! I love these soft colours together and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink! Enjoy your break!

  4. Shana, this is just lovely! Such delicate, pretty colours and colouring. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Enjoy your break!

  5. Gorgeous card Shana, enjoy your holiday!

  6. Beautiful card. Love the embossing and love the flowers, just lovely!

  7. Shana, this is a beautiful soft card....Just Beautiful!!!

  8. I really love how you used the colors from this week's challenge! Such a soft and pretty card! Can't wait to hear about your trip!!