Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Give Thanks

With Thanksgiving right around the corner (how can it be here already?!), I decided it was time to make a card that gives thanks.  The color combo at The Paper Players went perfectly with the stamp sets and theme I had in mine.  I also used the layout from retrosketches.
I was excited to pull out the FREE stamp set that I got at Regionals last weekend.  That makes 3 out of the 5 stamps in the set that I have used!  Not too bad considering I have owned it for less than a week. I love it when I find myself using all of the stamps in a set, not just one or two.
I used the rock-n-roll technique on the technique on the leaves, cut them out and spritzed them with Crumb Cake Shimmer Spritz that I made. I know, you are probably sick of hearing about this stuff!  I'm not kidding...go make some and try it. You will be addicted too!  The middle leaf is popped up on a Dimensional for an added layer.  I didn't have any twine that coordinated so I made my own by sponging More Mustard ink on white Baker's Twine.  This is a great way to get twine in any color you want.  It works with white ribbon too!

Stamp Sets: French Foliage, Seasonal Sayings
Cardstock: Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Old Olive
Tools: Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, sponge, Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol
Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Brights and Regals DSP stacks, Baker's Twine, Dimensionals


  1. What is the rock and roll technique? I love those leaves, I'd be interested in learning it. :)

  2. Love your three vertical layers on either side of the card. Fabulous job creating those French Foliage leaves. The colored twine is perfect.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  3. I adore this card, Shana! The rock 'n' roll technique is perfect with these colors and the leaf--it looks like you just picked them up from your yard. Fabulous use of the sketch too...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  5. Such a gorgeous card, Shana! I love the rock n' rolled leaves and the layered scallops. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  6. The leaves are gorgeous! Another wonderful card!!

  7. This card is so beautiful, Shana. I've seen the rock'n' roll done, but have never tried it. You make me feel like, just maybe, I could do a little of this work.


  8. These leaves are so pretty! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!