Shana Gaff
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Pop-Up Posies

I keep forgetting I have these cute little flowers that I received free from Stampin' Up!  It is such a cute kit and the colors worked great with the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week. I paired it with the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.
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Aren't these colors fab?!  I just think they are so modern and fresh. Gray is such a great neutral.  I can't wait to start using the new gray that has been added to our collection of colors, Smoky Slate.  It's a nice light gray that will compliment Basic Gray very nicely, I think. I will try to make a card using the two later today so you can see how great they look.  For now, here is the card I came up with using these challenges.
I wanted my background to be shimmery so I sponged the embossed chevrons with Illuminate Glimmer Ink.  I had to get some new products in there too so I used my new favorite sentiment set, Really Good Greetings, as well as Mosaic Madness for the little shapes anchoring the flower. The flower is pretty amazing on its own, so I didn't want to take too much away from it.

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness, Really Good Greetings
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Illuminate Glimmer
Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder, Sponge
Accessories: Pop-Up Posies Kit


  1. Cute card Shana! Love the flower!!

  2. Fab colour combination - love the graphic details on this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  3. I always forget about the Illuminate Glimmer stamp pad that I own and rarely use! It looks beautiful on the chevrons. And I love the combination of new products and old products. Really lovely card, Shana. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  4. Your card is a great use of the colors as well as the flowers and new stamps!! Love how you grounded the flower with the little mosaic stamp too! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!

  5. I love the layered flower in the two colors! And set against that grey background, it is simply gorgeous!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. wonderful! LOVE all the little details! I always think multi colors on a greeting dresses it up so much! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  7. Love how you added different colors on the sentiment! It makes a bold statement! Thanks for joining us this week in the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Love this layered flower and the color combo is fabulous :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  9. What a fun way to use a lot of new products! Love the chevron see chevrons everywhere now! Love the new greeting and the posies. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!