Shana Gaff
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Bordering on Romance

Today I am continuing my tribute to retiring stamp sets with one of my favorite flower stamps for watercoloring, Bordering on Romance.  I used the colors at Color Throwdown and the sketch at Nacho Average Challenges.
I was looking at the cards I have made in the past couple of days, and this is the third one that has a similar layout. They all look totally different though and I actually used three completely different sketches. It really goes to show how things can be interpreted differently, even by the same person!  The possibilities for cardmaking really are endless, which is why I love this hobby so much.  There are so many different ways to be creative, and there is no right or wrong way to do it.  That's definitely a good thing for those of us who just like to have fun and aren't necessarily gifted in the creative department. :)
I used my blender pen and ink from the ink pad lids to color in the flowers. I am not great at blending or shading, but I tried to blend the Regal Rose and Elegant Eggplant to get different shades of colors. I also took my Crumb Cake marker and outlined the bottoms of the flowers to get a shadow effect. It kind of makes the flowers pop a little bit for some depth.  Some of the flowers also have tiny pearls in the centers.  I need to stock up on some more of those puppies...I ran out!
Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Regal Rose
Tools: Blender Pen
Accessories: Pearls


  1. This is beautiful! I love the shadowing you did, the flowers do look like they are popping up. You are creative and quite talented! Keep it up.

  2. Just beautiful...your flowers are so sweet and your coloring is so perfect. Stunning card Shana.

  3. WOW!! Gorgeous! I love your watercoloring! and, i love the bright colors you've chosen!

  4. Your card turned out really nice!! I like the layout and how you colored with the markers.

  5. This is so your awesome flowers and how you added the sentiment across the front!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

  6. Love the colors and coloring! I will miss Bordering on Romance too.