Shana Gaff
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Workshop Wow Wednesday

When I started out on this card I had every intention to showcase water stamping.  But alas, I didn't follow the directions correctly and it didn't work! haha So instead, my workshop wow for the day is making your own designer paper. There are so many different ways to do it, but I will show you how I made mine!  I started by drawing color inspiration from Stampin' Celebration Inspiration and the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

For my DSP background, I started with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I sponged Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red all over it and then Soft Suede on the outside edges.  I then stamped my leaf, acorn and helicopter images in various colors.  I wanted my DSP to shine so I sponged some Illuminate ink over the top of the leaves. Easy peasy!
My sentiment is kind of hard to read but it says "One who finds a faithful friend finds a treasure." It is from World Treasure. I hardly ever use this stamp set, but saw this sentiment and thought it was so nice.  I liked the swirlies that were framing it for something extra, too. :) I'm going to give this card to my dear best friend Steph, who is SUCH a loving and faithful friend to me. I love you, Stephie!

Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, World Treasure
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Soft Suede, Illuminate
Tools: Circles Collection Framelits, sponges
Accessories: Pearls, Dimensionals, Burlap Ribbon


  1. Wow! This is gorgeous! The background is amazing and I love the touch of burlap and pearls! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

  2. This is gorgeous!! The background is amazing and I love the touch of burlap and pearls! Thank you so much for joining us at Stampin' Celebration! :)

  3. Gorgeous card! I love the inset greeting and the burlap ribbon! The background painting with the leaves is amazing, too! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration.

  4. Love your card Shana! And that sentiment is beautiful isn't it? Thanks for playing along at Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge!

  5. Shana this is amazing inking you did :) love the burlap add on too

  6. This is so pretty!! and what a wonderful card and sentiment for a dear friend! Thanks for joining our inspiration challenge at Stampin Celebration!

  7. Just beautiful! The background is amazing and perfect for fall! So glad you joined us for the challenge this week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

  8. Beautiful card,move your background! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for our latest challenge!
    Claire xx
    TSoT DT

  9. Gorgeous! And congrats on your TSOT win too!

  10. Congrats on being this month's Pick of the Party over at Stampin' Celebration!! Don't forget to grab our badge for your blog and check back tomorrow for a new challenge! :)