Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Happy Anniversary Addicted to Stamps and More!

This week Addicted to Stamps and More! is celebrating it's first anniversary.  I have to say I was shocked to hear they have only been around for a year. It is a very well established blog with lots of participation in the challenges!   I am very impressed!  This week our challenge is a photo inspiration challenge.
I just love this photo! I decided to try a brayered background on vellum cardstock to start with.
I brayered Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi on the vellum and then stamped the floral image from My Friend on top of the brayering. I then decided I wanted the brayering to be darker so I flipped it over and also brayered on the back. I really like the way it turned out!  I couldn't decide how to adhere it to my cardstock so I just used the brads so I didn't have to worry about adhesive showing.  I love these mini brads!  There are a TON in a container too, so they last forever. I love embellishments like that!

Stamp Sets: My Friend, Papillon Potpourri, Trust God
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Vellum
Ink: Gumball Green, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Wisteria Wonder, VersaMark
Tools: Heat Tool, Brayer, Ovals Collection Framelits, paper piercing tool
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Mini Brads, Black Embossing Powder


  1. That brayering is a neat trick! I have a brayer and NEVER think to use it!! Beautiful card, Shana! xx

  2. Wow!!! Love the brayered vellum ... such beautiful colors and I love the transparency of it being on the vellum. Will definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Shana! Loll xx

  3. Hi Shana. Love your brayered vellum creation. Looks very soft and ethereal. This has definitely inspired me to get my brayer out again!!! Have a great day. Hugs Monika xxx

  4. This is so soft and pretty, Shana! The colours and gorgeous and your brayering looks amazing. Sue x

  5. Amazing Shana, I don't know how to beat but it sure looks fabulous and I love that sentiment. Must Google braying!!

  6. Beautiful card, fantastic technique Cathy x

  7. Lovely much work and it really shows.

  8. So so so beautiful Shana. Love your brayer technique. I really need to bring mine out and give it a go again some time. Really love that butterfly - such a gorgeous pop of color on this card. Hugs D

  9. Hi Shana. Love the brayering onto Velum!! inspiring idea. Gorgeous card.
    Have a great weekend.
    Flo xx

  10. Really beautiful, Shana. The colors look amazing and I love the addition of ribbon and bow for extra dimension. Hugs!