Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Live the Life you've Imagined

I just love that sentiment that is in the Really Good Greetings set and thought it would be perfect when paired with the bicycle image from Timeless Talk.  Together they worked great for our photo inspiration challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!
I fell in love with the colors in this photo instantly and used that for the inspiration for my card.  I also liked how there was one main image, so I did the same on my card.

I'm bummed that my lighting is so off in my stamping studio because it is really supposed to be red but it looks pink in the photo. Grrrr!!!  I started with my new favorite technique, inking, stamping and spritzing my big block and then rubbing the cardstock onto it. I then die cut the window and turned it into a shaker frame by putting a Window Sheet behind it and securing the sides with strips of Dimensionals. The inside is filled with silver glitter.  My kids have had a blast shaking all that glitter around. They think it's so funny to cover the image completely with the glitter and say "Oh no, it's ruined!" lol So, apparently the glitter shaker card is a success, at least in their eyes. :) 

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Really Good Greetings, Timeless Talk
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Tools: Circle Framelits, Large Block, Spritzer with water
Accessories: Silver Glitter, Window Sheets, Dimensionals


  1. Oh my word, Shana! I love this card. I love the simplicty of the focal image, the pop of red on the gray. Ok, I'll just take this card, you know, if you are in the giving mood and all! :)

  2. Your card is a success in my eyes too! I love the image and layout and the way you've created your grey paper yourself it has a lovely finish. Great job!

  3. What a cool shaker card! Loved all the silver glitter.. :D

  4. I love this technique you use inking the blocks, it always looks so good when you do it! And that added glitter is perfect to add a bit of glamour and fun to your card x

  5. This is simply that you made it into a shaker card, so lovely.

  6. Hi Shana. Love the grungy look of your card. What a fab idea turning it into a shaker card. Great sentiment too. Hugs Monika xxx