Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Make Your Mark!

It's time for another Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  This means get out your markers, crayons, colored pencils, pastels...any medium you can color with and get to work!  I also used the challenges at Hand Stamped Sentiments and Sketch Saturday for my card.
I started by making my own DSP for the background. I stamped my leaves in Black StazOn and then used my markers to color them in.  It was a little too clean for my liking so I colored on my Off the Grid stamp with Tangerine Tango and Garden Green a few times, and then added some Elegant Eggplant Splotches.  Much better! :)

I wanted the two leaves that I cut out to really pop so I added some Crystal Effects to them, let them dry, cut them out and popped them up on Dimensionals.

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Really Good Greetings
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Black StazOn
Tools: Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Dimensionals


  1. Wow Shana what great bold colors. I love how you have used that grunge set. The more I see it, the more I want it. :o) Hope all goes well at the doc. Hugs D

  2. I love your own DSP and think the addition of the grid is perfect-you have a really good eye for detail. And the glossy accents really do make these leaves pop x

  3. Hi Shana. Love the crystal effects on the leaves. That grungy look just makes for a stunning card. :-) Have a lovely day. Hugs Monika xxx

  4. This is so bright and fun :) I love the purple leaves a lot

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  6. Great stamping and fun colors! I really like the leaves and the fab layout. xx

  7. I like that you've made your own design paper - the colours are fab. Love the dimension too! Great card!

  8. Shana, I love how you made your own DSP and the embossing on your sentiment panel. Such a lovely cheerful card. xx

  9. Very Pretty!!! Love the bright and cheerful color combo- works perfect
    for your fall card. Love your background. Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  10. Fabby background stamping. Love the fun bright colours!
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  11. Wow! What a bold card, Shana! Love it.. :)