Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

I'm continuing my trend of theme days, and today is my new Throw Back Thursday!  Each Thursday I am going to try to use an old technique or a stamp set, tool or accessory that I haven't used in a while.  I have tons just sitting around begging to be inked, so I thought this would be a great way to force myself to use them!  Today I decided to use Swallowtail, which has been sitting around for some time now, as well as the Word Window and Modern Label punches. It's funny...I always think I have to have EVERY punch. But most of them only get used a few times before they retire! sniff, sniff I'm trying to be better!

For today's card I used the challenges at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches.
I liked that I had a little bit of freedom to pick my color for this one. I knew I wanted some pink in there and at first I was all set to go with Melon Mambo. Then I realized I have hardly touched Strawberry Slush since its debut into the Stampin' Up! family, so I went with that instead. :)
I colored my butterfly using my Aqua Painter and ink from the inside of my smooshed ink pad. I know, really technical huh? lol The butterfly panel is raised on Dimensionals. I wasn't sure how I wanted to add my sentiment but thought it worked pretty well with the two punches!  This was one of those cards that came together in about 15 minutes. I must be getting sick or something because usually it takes me forever to figure out how to get a card just right. :)

Stamp Sets: Swallowtail, Sweet Essentials
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Strawberry Slush
Tools: Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Neutrals Paper Stack


  1. Well, that is one gorgeous butterfly! Congrats to you on using your neglected supplies. I sure have enough of those! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  2. Beautiful butterfly, the pink is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  3. This looks terrific Shana :) ur idea of trend is cool, look forward to see more of ur trend continuing cards :)

  4. Each time I see that butterfly, I think I need it...and then I remember all the other butterfly stamps that I haven't even inked! However, it's a stunning image...great card!

  5. I love it when a card comes together quickly....your Strawberry Slush is perfect with your butterfly and the sentiment looks great! Thanks for sharing this with us at the CQC!

  6. Wow...this is just amazing! Such a stunning butterfly.

  7. Love your butterfly, Shanna, love the design of your card as well! thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

  8. Fab card, love your colour combo and gorgeous butterfly, thanks for joining us at ColourQ, hugs, Sarah x