Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Love

I just got the stamp set You Are Loved for 50% off during Stampin' Up!'s amazing Online Extravaganza, and the color combination at Dynamic Duos this was just perfect for it! 
I decided to pair it with this lovely sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
I thought the heart would look perfect where the scalloped circle is so I dropped Pretty in Pink and Rose Red reinkers on a baby-wipe to get a two-toned ink pad.
I  know it's nearly impossible to tell from the picture, but I stamped the single flower image in Pretty in Pink on the striped DSP. It gives a nice tone-on-tone look in person.  I also sponged Illuminate Watermark Ink over the heart so it glistens.  I didn't have any pink ribbon, so I sponged Pretty in Pink ink on my Whisper White Taffeta.  I find myself doing this a lot because I never have the color I need.  It really is a great way to save money, which I REALLY need to be doing this time of year! 
Stamp Sets: Seasonal Sayings, You Are Loved
Cardstock: Rose Red, Shimmer White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Illuminate Watermark
Tools: Hearts Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, sponge, baby wipes
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles DSP Stack, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals 


  1. Gorgeous Valentine. That ribbon treatment looks amazing! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. This is fantastic! I love the swirly effect of the ink on the heart! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I love how you did the heart..very clever. I'm going to have to give that a try. Super sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

  4. This is lovely. ;-) That heart is fantastic! I love the stripes in the background with the embossed panel and scrunchy ribbon in front. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. ;-)

  5. Wow, sensational! I love your baby wipe technique on the heart, it's very effective and looks great on your card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Dynamic Duos.

  6. SO pretty, Shana! Love the shading on the heart! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)