Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall Workshop Card

I am so excited to be going to Stampin' Up!'s Regional event in Lansing, MI tomorrow!  I have all of my swaps ready to go and can't wait to show you some of the swaps I will be getting back from all of the talented ladies there.  Tomorrow I will show you the ones that I made to swap with.

For today, I wanted to share with you a card I am doing at a workshop on Sunday.  The hostess had requested one fall and one Christmas card.  She is having 10-14 people, so I needed to keep them both fairly simple.  For the Christmas card, I CASE'd a card that is in our demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success!  Just another perk of being a don't even have to come up with any ideas if you don't want to; they give us plenty of resources!  For the fall card, I wanted to use the theme challenge  from  The Paper Players.
I thought it would be great to show the ladies how to make the realistic leaves that I have been loving lately, so I came up with this super easy card.
For the background, I inked up one of our acrylic blocks with More Mustard and then sponged Cajun Craze around the edges.  It didn't ink up perfectly the first time, but I was easily able to ink it up a few more times since it is clear!  Here is a closer look at the leaf:
I spritzed mine with my homemade Crumb Cake Shimmer Spritz.  I am addicted to that stuff!  I can't wait to show the ladies at the workshop how to make these beautiful leaves.  I think they will be really impressed!

Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Pursuit of Happiness
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Tools: Autumn Accents Bigz Die, stylus, paper-piercing mat, sponges, Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint


  1. Beautiful, Shana! I love the simplicity and the realism! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Oh my! This is awesome! You did an amazing job with that leaf - it looks so real. So glad you played along this week!