Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, November 2, 2012

Elegant Autumn

I am not really sure what that means, but that is the challenge at SUO Challenges this week!  I made a card that looked elegant to me and is definitely fall.

For the background, I sponged So Saffron, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler on Glossy White Cardstock.  I then stamped the leaves in the three darkest colors.  I tried the same technique on Vellum Cardstock and it looks really cool too.  I will share that one another day when I get a whole card assembled with it!  The sentiment is embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder.  The background is up on Dimensionals on the Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock.  I am obsessed with that stuff!  A little Linen Thread a Naturals Designer Button and my card was complete.  Do you think it counts for Elegant Autumn? :)
Stamp Sets: Bring on the Cake, Gently Falling
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Glossy White, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, So Saffron, VersaMark
Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, sponges, sanding block
Accessories: Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons


  1. Definitely elegant! Love your sponging ... the colors are gorgeous. Love that dark wood background too!

  2. Counts to me! I had trouble with the description of the challenge too. Love your sponging!! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  3. You nailed it! Elegant AND autumn-y. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

  4. This is a beautiful, autumn card with a birthday theme. I love your shading. Thanks for playing along on SUO Challenges.