Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lazy Fall Day

The sun is shining and it looks so nice and crisp outside.  But I have a cold and do not feel well!  I am in my comfy pj's, only half awake.  I still wanted to participate in the challenges at Nacho Average Challenges and Less is More though, so I forced myself to get up and do some crafting.  Tough life, huh? :) 
I thought these were nice fall colors, but I am tired of leaves already so I decided to do some butterflies instead.  I am addicted to the Baby-Wipe Technique, so I drug out my reinkers again for this card.
I started out using all three colors of ink for the butterflies, but it looked too muddy so I started over and inked them with just Calypso Coral and Summer Starfruit.  When they blended together they created a lighter shade of Soft Suede, so it all ended up coordinating beautifully!  The butterflies are also spritzed with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz so they have a little sparkle in the sunlight.  My strip of three colors is actually a separate piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I clear embossed with the dots and then sponged over.  I sometimes get smudges when I just mask, so I went this route instead this time.  This isn't a color combination that I would have put together but I think it is really beautiful!
Stamp Sets: Distressed Dots, Papillon Potpourri, Trust God
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, baby wipes, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, sponges
Accessories: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz


  1. Lovely card for the LIM challenge. Great colours and I love the pretty butterflies. x

  2. Hi Shana. Beautiful color combination - love the strip down the side with the embossed dots. Your double-layered butterflies are so pretty. Wonderful sentiment, too!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the polka dot panel! The butterflies are gorgeous and the sentiment is lovely!

  4. This looks terrific Shana, I love how the colours merge into each other.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Beautiful! The Baby Wipe Technique is one my favorites too.