Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spring is in the Air!

Okay,  not really, but I'd like to pretend it is so I decided to break out my favorite springy stamp set, Papillon Potpourri!  I paired it with the challenges at Create with Connie and Mary and Pals, Paper, Arts
2012 Create Thursday-013PPA150 Color Challenge
I thought this color combination would look great with the Baby Wipe Reinker Technique.  I couldn't believe I don't have Basic Gray reinker so I had to do without!
My butterflies were a little too stark on the white so I spritzed them with some of my homemade shimmer spritz.  This particular one is gray/silver, so it toned down the butterflies a bit. I finished them off with some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  You really can't go wrong with a card using this stamp set and coordinating punch.  They are gorgeous!
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Black StazOn, Melon Mambo
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder
Accessories: Neutrals DSP Stack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Homemade Shimmer Spritz (reinker, rubbing alcohol, Frost White Shimmer Paint)


  1. So pretty! I really need to learn how to do the ink technique.

  2. What a pretty card! I love how you stretched that sketch! And homemade Shimmer Spritz!? Wow! I must try it out :) Thanks for playing at PPA this week!

  3. Love your take on the sketch! Those multi-colored butterflies just "pop" off the card! Thanks for joining us in the Thursday Sketch Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  4. Great way to combine both challenges Shana. I'm partial to butterflies so I love what you did with them on your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  5. So pretty! Love the pink with the grey and black! The technique you used with the butterflies is perfect! Love the rhinestones, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Just gorgeous, Shana! Thanks for playing with us at PPA!

  7. how you made it into a horizontal layout...looks GREAT!!! Fabulous color combo too! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  8. Love how you flipped the sketch and the multicolored butterflies! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. That's a really fun card, just so pretty! Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week.