Shana Gaff
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Saturday, October 26, 2013

One Layer

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS!
This is a fun one!  There are so many possibilities for one layer cards!  I did four of them before I made one that I was actually happy with though! :)  I took my colors from the picture inspiration at Stampin' Celebration. I know it's too late to enter my card there, but I thought I would link it up to share it with you anyway!

I had this card running around in my head all night last night!  I could not fall asleep. I kept thinking about it and telling myself to just get up and make it, that it would probably only take me 10 minutes to complete...but I just couldn't get out of bed to do it! lol As soon as I did get up this morning, I ran to my stamping studio to make it though. It was as easy as I thought, too! 

I punched out three circles and then glued them to a scrap of cardstock in a row. I then punched those circles out, so they were perfectly straight. That's my trick for getting them evenly spaced. I then used that as my stencil to sponge in. I first sponged the entire circles with Crushed Curry, then about halfway each with Tangerine Tango, and a quarter each with Cherry Cobbler.  I then stamped the leaves and sentiment in Cherry Cobbler. I thought about adding some scored lines somewhere, but then decided against it because I didn't want to ruin it in any way. :)

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Perfectly Penned
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Sponges


  1. Hi Shanna, isn't it something when we cant sleep for thinking about creating cards lol ! fabulous design and great tips for getting it right. Love those circles and yummy warm colors.


  2. Hi Shana, this happens to me so much, I think about card designs for ages and it stops me sleeping, then ping the idea comes and the card is done (although often this is not the case!). I love the colouring and the sentiment shaped this way really looks great x

  3. This is simply fabulous, I love the inking :)

  4. I love your end result here - love the layered stamping!

  5. Gorgeous! I think the warm colours are lovely and that sentiment is so pretty!

  6. Great card Shana - thanks for sharing.

    Karen x

  7. Beautiful card, Shana. Those colours are just stunning!!! xx

  8. This is just, love those leaves.

  9. Hi Shana. Great tip on how you lined up your circles for sponging! Love the colors you've used ... don't you just love autumn??!! :) Loll xx

  10. Fabulous layout and inking, Shana! xx

  11. Simply fabulous Shana - love the Autumnal colours. Isn't it funny how these ideas pop up late at night when we're in bed! (A pencil and paper on the bedside cabinet can be quite useful)!!
    Sylvia xx

  12. Thanks for sharing that tip! I am kind of picky about getting things lined up, and that just might help! Beautiful job with the inks for sure! ;)