Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fall is coming quickly!

I feel like I have had no summer this year. It was hot here ONE week this summer, and we were vacationing in Utah so I didn't even get to enjoy swimming in my pool. :( The one good thing about this fall weather is I feel like I can get out some of my fall stamps and start using them. I know, I know, there is no law that says I can't use them all year long, I just feel  more comfortable using them when it FEELS like fall. I know, I'm a dork. :)

This card is another one of the cards that I made for my dear Brett's birthday, so I am entering in the birthday contest at SUO Challenges as well as the challenges at Freshly Made Sketches and Handstamped Sentiments.

Aren't these just the perfect colors for some leaves? I thought so too. :) lol
It sure was a pain trying to get a good picture of this card today. I don't know why, but my Very Vanilla cardstock is trying to disguise itself as white. :( For my leaves, I inked them up with the main color first and then added the other two colors with my blender pens so I didn't get the tips of my markers dirty.  The back panel is Core'dinations cardstock that is embossed and then sanded. I still don't have the Chalk Talk Framelits but that one was easy enough to hand cut. Much easier than those leaves that I fussy cut! :) 

Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk, Magnificent Maple
Cardstock: Early Espresso Core'dinations, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Woodgrain and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folders, Blender Pens, sanding block


  1. Very Pretty!!! Color combo worked perfect for your card!!! Love the extra inking on your leaf- so pretty!!! Great texture!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  2. Great take on the sketch! Love the woodgrain patterned background and your fall colored leaves! Beautiful!

  3. LOL! I tend to avoid fall colors and images out of season too! But since it will be here soon and these colors are right, I think you're ok! I love how the embossed woodgrain looks with the leaves! Amazing! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Love your Fall card!! The leaves and the woodgrain look fabulous and this is perfect for a masculine or feminine birthday (hard to create those types of cards for sure!). Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

  5. This is such a fabulous fall card Shana! Love the leaves and the woodgrain background you've added! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. SUPER CUTE!! I love the rock-n-roll on the leaves, great card! Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  7. Very nice seasonal birthday creation!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

  8. I agree, I don't do fall until "fall arrives"! (I used mostly Pear on mine :D) But how pretty! I love the multicolor leaves & your sanded woodgrain. And the vanilla base keeps it bright, too. Thanks for joining us at HSS! Erika

  9. This is so so pretty! I love the leaves, and I finally ordered all of the core paper-so much fun! Thanks for playing with HSS.

  10. So much texture and depth to this card! Love the leaves and the little pops of embossing! Thanks for joining us at HSS!