Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, March 15, 2014

March Madness

I usually love March because of college basketball, but March Madness around here hasn't had anything to do with basketball!  Between this crazy winter weather we have been having and busy schedules, I haven't had the time or energy to stamp much lately.  I really want to get back into participating in more challenges soon, but for now I am sticking mostly to the design teams that I am on. I love all of the ladies that I work with on the design teams. They are all so sweet and seeing their work is so inspirational to me!  I was actually AWED to open my mailbox today and find THIS card from the amazingly talented Deepti. I KNOW you are all jealous now, aren't you?! :) It's actually even more beautiful in person...hard to believe, right? It was exactly what I needed today Deepti, and I THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

The card I am sharing today is for our brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS.

Karen is joining us as Guest Designer for this challenge. Make sure you stop by and give her some love!  I LOOOOVE her work!!!

Since it is March, I wanted to have a four-leaf clover on my card. I didn't have a stamp or anything that resembled a four-leaf clover, so I decided to make my own stencil with my heart framelits.
I sponged Wild Wasabi ink inside my homemade stencil to do the top of the clover. I then cut a stem stencil and sponged in the ink. I love this sentiment from Perfect Pennants and thought it worked well with the LUCK theme. I stamped on the splatters in Gold Encore ink to represent the luck being sent your way. :) It doesn't show well in the photo, but the card base is Brushed Gold. It looks really nice in person, especially with the gold splatters!

Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Brushed Gold, Whisper White
Ink: Gold Encore, Wild Wasabi
Tools: Hearts Collection Framelits, sponge


  1. Love your gorgeous card Shana - those little splatters look so cool and clever you making your own stencil:) Thanks for having me along again this week - it's lovely to join you guys - hugs xx

  2. Congrats on making your own stencil and it worked out fab! The sentiment is a perfect match to this image and you know I love the splatters!!

  3. Fabulous card Shana ... so creative!! Love your sponged four-leaf clover ... and the splatters of gold are so fun! Loll xx

  4. How lucky to receive a card from Deepti and such a pretty one too ! Gorgeous card Shanna and kudos for you for making your own four leaf clover stencil its fabulous.


  5. Such a clever design Shana - the hand-made stencils worked brilliantly! Love the gold splatters too!
    Sylvia xx

  6. Great card Shana - love how you've made your own stencil. What a lovely thought from Deepti - the card looks lovely.

    Karen x

  7. Shana, I had never thought of this sentiment for this challenge- genius! I love it over the heart framelits and the little touch of grunge! Gorgeous
    As for Deepti.... she's amazing. I got a card in the post from her last week, too and was also awe-struck!