Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Goodbye Summer!

I know it was just last week that I was telling you how it FINALLY felt like summer around here.  It was in the 90s all week. Well that has certainly changed as it is in the lower 70s today! I don't know if it is supposed to stay this cool because my kids watch their morning cartoons during the news, but I am not liking it one bit!  The one thing I HAVE noticed though is that I have been in the mood to make fall cards. I can't get enough of the fall colors, THAT is for sure!  Today our challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More! is Anything Goes, so I was free to do whatever I wanted!  Yay! I decided to use the challenges from Mojo Monday and The Paper Players.
I wanted to use the scrumptious Sweater Weather DSP so I took my colors from that. 
I did some faux stitching around the outside of my DSP and the edge of my card. After I adhered the DSP I stamped it with some of the images from Gorgeous Grunge to give it some character. I haven't used Friendship Preserves in quite a while and thought it worked well with this sketch.  I did notice, however, that this is the only stamp that I have even punched out of the rubber to use. Oops!  Guess I will have to find something to do with the other stamps in the set!  I used my Blender Pen to color in the Thanks. The leaf was first stamped and then I covered it with my 2-Way Glue Pen and poured Orange and Gold Glitter over it to add some bling. 

Stamp Sets: Friendship Preserves, Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Window Frames Framelits
Accessories: Orange and Gold Glitter, Dimensionals, Sweater Weather DSP


  1. Still feels like Summer in London but the colours in your card remind me how much I love Autumn. I love the glitter of the leaf-perfect finishing touch x

  2. Hi Shana. I see you used those lovely grunge stamps again ... the glitzy finish on your leaf is fab. Great card. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  3. I love those autumn colors, they are my favorite... The faux stitching is great too. xx

  4. Love the way you used GG on the background--it's perfect for this fall beauty! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  5. I love all the little details on your card, Shana, including the sparkly leaf, distressed background and embossing. Great autumn card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

  6. Beautiful fall card Shana! A friend came over today to show me her stuff from convention - wow, so sorry I missed it. She had several cards that used the grunge set and after seeing her cards and yours I've decided that I MUST have it :o)