Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Father's Day Frenzy

It's a girl's day and we are all making Father's Day cards!  I found a Man Up! challenge at Stampin' Royalty and paired it with the challenges at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches.
I am just in LOVE with this color palette!  I thought it made the perfect masculine card.
I am STILL waiting on my Whisper White cardstock to get here, so I had to use Shimmer White instead. It is perfect for this type of a background, which I spritzed with water and then used my Aqua Painter to add drops of reinkers. I dried it with my heat tool and then added the stamps from Clockworks and my sentiment.  The banners are embossed and sponged with ink. I wasn't too sure about the Baker's Twine at the side. A bow looked too feminine but the knot was too small. I opted for this, which I thought looked kind of like spokes!
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Shimmer White
Ink: Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Smokey Slate, Soft Sky
Tools: Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Sponge
Accessories: Baker's Twine 


  1. This is beautiful! I love the tumbling look of it! And the spikes are great! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  2. Hi Shana. Such a great technique for your background. Great images and the banners are a wonderful punch of bright blue. Loll xx

  3. Great card Shana! I love all those colours! Such a perfect card for Father's Day! The background is just amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Fun card, Shana, I love the clockworks and your lovely background! Great Father's Day card. thanks for joining us at the colourQ.

  5. Wonderful collage Shana. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  6. Love this! We got to play with this stamp set at regionals, and I have loved it ever since! Perfect images and colors for a Father's Day card! Cool background, too! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

  7. This is a great design for a Father's day card - I love how you made your own background with various inks and stamps.