Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Under the Weather

Well, our family has already had one round of the stomach virus and it took about three weeks to finally get everyone healthy.  We had exactly ONE healthy week before everyone started to get sick again. Today just happens to be MY day to get to be sick. I say that like it is an honor or something but that it definitely is not!  I was bummed to not get to make any cards today, but I did have this card for our challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! that I get to share, so at least this day isn't completely unproductive!  This is the first time that we have a photo inspiration challenge and I am really excited about it!
Just looking at this relaxing scene makes me feel a teensy weensy bit better. What I wouldn't give to remove myself from my current state of BLAH and end up on this beach!  Can you believe that I don't have a single beach stamp though?!  I decided to focus on the weaving on the hat, the color scheme and the flower in the drink.  I used the sketch from retro sketches on my card to get me started. 
retro sketches has some amazing sketches and this one is no exception!  I love what I was able to come up with using this sketch!

I did a lot of embossing on this card. The clouds are dry embossed and the flowers, leaves and sentiment are all heat embossed.  It's amazing the extra oomph it adds when you emboss instead of just stamp!

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Tools: Heat Tool, Clouds Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch
Accessories: Brights Buttons, Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Dimensionals


  1. Wonderful, shana. I love how you took the elements to make something your own. Love that weaving!! xx

  2. Its fabulous Shana! I love all the bright colors and the weaved piece. Hope you are better soon! Hugs D

  3. Love that you've used the gorgeous colors from the inspiration photo. Your flowers are beautiful with the embossing detail and the cute button centers. That woven background is fabulous!!!! So creative!! Loll xx

  4. An amazing card, really cool take on the inspiration picture! The colors are wonderful and the weaving looks great, it's an unique background for your flowers. xx

  5. A wonderful colourful summer's day card. Caz

  6. Such a bright sunny card Shana,I love the paper weaving and the dry embossed clouds:) Hope you feel better soon, nothing worse than feeling sick Id rather suffer pain!
    Val x

  7. Hi Shana. Wonderful take on this weeks photo challenge. Lovely card especially the paper weaving. Hope you and your family are all feeling better now.
    Florence xx