Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ready for Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring and I heard that we had a high of 27 degrees. Last year on the exact same day we had a record high of 87 degrees!  Boy do I miss those days!  We haven't had a bad winter here, but it has been way too cold for way too long for me. And it is snowing again today...ugh!  I am ready for spring in a bad, bad way so I am breaking out all of my flower stamps to brighten my spirits a little!  I chose the color combination at Dynamic Duos to get me started.
I don't use a lot of So Saffron since Stampin' Up! introduced Daffodil Delight, but it really is such a nice soft yellow.  I probably never would have paired it with just black, but I think it ended up looking really classy together.
For the back panel I inked up the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder with So Saffron ink before running it through the Big Shot. I really like the two-tone effect that it gives the cardstock by doing that.  The flowers are colored with my aqua painter and ink from the lid of the ink pad.  This is a really fast and easy way to add color! The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  I hardly ever use these anymore since we now have the butterfly punches but these are great because they are already textured!

Stamp Sets: Petite Pairs, Pleasant Poppies
Cardstock: Basic Black, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, So Saffron
Tools: Top Note Die, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, brayer, aqua painter
Accessories: Rhinestones, Baker's Twine, Dimensionals


  1. I love everything you've got going on here! The yellow poppies, the butterflies and rhinestones, the twine, the embossing.....I could just keep going! Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos!

  2. The colouring of the poppies is just gorgeous and I love the Top Note layer. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  3. So pretty. Everytime I see this stamp used I just love it more and more. So glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  4. Perfect use of these colors! Just beautiful!

  5. BEAUtiful Shana!! Really a wow card! Love the yellow poppies - gorgeous.