Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spring Layers

You know how much I like clean and simple cards but when I saw the color combination at Pals Paper Arts I knew I wanted to use some umbrellas with it and lots of layers. Well, lots of layers for me anyway. I know I can always find lots of layers at Mojo Monday!

I thought these were great spring umbrella colors and Pool Party just scream to be used with the Clouds Embossing Folder. :)  I stamped my own DSP with the umbrellas and raindrops since I didn't have any in those colors. I really enjoyed doing all of the layering for a change from what I usually do.  I didn't have a punch that satisfied me for the sentiment so I punched it with the Decorative Label Punch, inserted it and punched it again and then trimmed the ends to make it look uniform. I also didn't have a piece of Lucky Limeade big enough for the whole scallop circle so I punched two half circles and lined them up behind the sentiment.  That's a good way to use up scraps that you don't think are big enough for anything! :)

Stamp Set: Rain or Shine
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Tools: Woodgrain, Clouds and Houndstooth Embossing Folders, Decorative Label and Scallop Circle Punches, Paper Piercer
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon


  1. This is so pretty, Shana! I love all the texture and the stamping is wonderful. So many great details and bling, too. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. Love how you made your own DSP, Shana! Your card reminds me of all the rain we've had lately. Those embossed clouds really pop. .Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts!

  3. What an adorable card, Shana! I love the entire theme with the sentiment, umbrellas, clouds and raindrops! You did a great job with the challenge colors. Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!