Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Bingo Challenge #5

It's another Bingo Challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More! this week! These are my favorite types of challenges because there is a starting point but there is still room for me to decide what I want to do.  I like to save them and then go back and use different combinations on cards I make later on too!
I used the top row for my card: red, dies and green.  It was an obvious choice for a Christmas card, I know!  I just realized today though that I won't have much longer to make Christmas cards, so I better make them while I can. :)
I used one of the dies from the Apothecary Accents Framelits to do the corners of the DSP all fancy-like.  The pearls are covered with Mod Podge and then colored with my Lucky Limeade marker.  For the sentiment, I picked up ink from the lid of my ink pads with my blender pen and used it to color directly on the stamp.  I love this technique!  You can use your markers, but doing it this way prevents you from getting the colors mixed together on your markers!  The star is die-cut in Brushed Gold cardstock and then covered with my favorite holiday accent, Dazzling Details. 

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Brushed Gold, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1" Square Punch, Holiday Collection Framelits, Blender Pen, sponge, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Festival of Prints DSP Stack


  1. Gorgeous, Shana! Great technique for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing xx

  2. Hi Shana. Your card is AMAZING! I love that background shape with the pearls filling in the corners. And love, love, love the negative tree die and the two positive ones that are embossed. Such a great design!!

  3. Fabulous card, Shana! Lovely design with the punched out tree in the middle. Hugs, Sue x

  4. Very clever card, Shana. The two tone sentiment looks fabulous!

  5. Love the two tone sentiment - a very clever technique - lovely card too - Jacqueline xx

  6. Nice post.Thank you for sharing some good things!!
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  7. Love this Shana! So very creative and beautiful. Love how that middle tree is the reverse instead of the die cut. Hugs D