Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, December 28, 2012

A new technique, a new stamp set, and a new challenge!

Lots of new things for me today!  My wonderful friend and downline Aimee got some new goodies yesterday and let me borrow them today.  How exciting!  I found some new challenge blogs this morning and loved this color combination from 4 Crafty Chicks and paired it with this fresh sketch from retro sketches:
Another challenge blog I found is put on by the AMAZINGLY talented Mynnette. I have seen her work before and WOW, it is all fabulous! My favorites are her Clean and Simple cards. Make sure you stop by her blog and check out her work!  The blog challenge Mynnette has started is called Technique Tuesday and I found this cool technique that she did back in May, Velveteen Stamping.
She has a full picture tutorial available too.  Thanks for sharing, Mynnette!  Here is what I came up using this technique and the challenges:
Here is a closer look at my Velveteen Stamping. I used the Hello, Doily background stamp with the Whisper White craft ink.  I sponged on the ink refill directly to the stamp instead of using the ink pad, so I got really good coverage.  The texture it adds is amazing!  

Oh, and did you spot the new stamp set that I borrowed from Aimee?  I absolutely love it.  It is called Feel Goods (that name totally cracks me up!) and will be available in the Spring Catalog in a few short days!
Stamp Sets: Feel Goods, Hello Doily, Mixed Bunch
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Black StazOn, So Saffron, Whisper White craft, Wisteria Wonder
Tools: Top Note Bigz Die, sponge
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Whisper White Organza, Vintage Faceted Button


  1. Thank you for playing our color challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, very nicely done!

  2. Your card definitely has that "Wow" factor going for it, Shana! And thanks for sharing this technique...I'll have to try this very soon.

  3. Fantastic and super fabulous! I love what you did with our color combo this week. Thank you so much for sharing your design with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. Happy New Year.