Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Eclectic Feels Good

It's time for another challenge at ATCAS and it is the perfect time of year for this code word:
Everyone who knows me KNOWS that I am always cold. ALWAYS. I carry a fuzzy blanket around with me everywhere I go, including to church and restaurants. It's kind of like a purse or a cell phone. It must go everywhere with me!  So, I am particularly fond of the sun and am always questioning why we live in Indiana, the most indecisive state I know when it comes to weather! lol

We have Karen joining us again this week and, as usual, she did not disappoint! I cannot wait to find out what technique she used on her beautiful sun!  Make sure you pop on over to her site to find out as well! 

I was also inspired by the challenge at TIME OUT Challenges, which was to CASE this beautiful card with a twist. 
As soon as I saw that lovely honeycomb, it reminded me of a technique I saw over on Splitcoaststampers so that is what I did for my background. You take an embossing folder and sponge ink onto it, then spritz it with water. Then place your cardstock on top of it and press it into the ink. Really easy and oh so pretty!  Here is what I came up with:
I waited for it to dry and then stamped the sentiment in black ink. I then stamped the sun from Kinda Eclectic twice, once on the panel and once on the card.  I lined up the two suns as best as I could and then popped up the front panel on Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to check out the rest of the cards by the design team at ATCAS

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Feels Good
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Black
Tools: Chevron Embossing Folder, Sponges, Spritzer


  1. Great cards - can't wait to get my hands on Kind Eclectic at convention.

  2. Beautiful! This is a great technique and i love the colors! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  3. Okay, seriously! I am flipping over your design element of having the spikey sun rays flow from your popped up panel (genius embossing!) onto your card base! Love, love, love, Shana!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. Fabulous card shana must try that technique the result is amazing.


  5. Oh this is fabulous. I really love how you stamped off the focal panel. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  6. The card is great. I like this technique too and really love how you used it. This card is going on Pinterest board.

  7. I like this design, especially the sun going off the chevron panel, great card Shana!

  8. Fabulous design Shana ... and great technique using the embossing folder! LOVE that new stamp with the sun ... so cool! Loll xx

  9. I love how you stamped the sun and then popped up the panel. Very cool! That technique with the EF is awesome too! xx

  10. Fabulous. I love the way the sunshine is stamped off the focal layer and on to the background. Also love the colors you used.