Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, October 4, 2013

Throw Back Thursday...A Day Late!

I know, I know, it's Friday!  Woo hoo for that!  However, I spent a good part of yesterday cleaning and organizing my house, so I didn't have time to get to my Throw Back Thursday!  I finished it up today though. I HAD to finish it today because it is for my mother-in-law's birthday and we are celebrating it tonight!  I used the challenges at Pals Paper Arts and Create with Connie and Mary.
There are two parts to the Throw Back for me...the first part was the stamp set that I chose, Apothecary Art. This poor stamp set has been neglected almost from the time that I purchased it!  I just HAD to have it because it matched the Label Framelits. I just find it so hard to use though!  It worked perfect for this sketch AND my Throw Back Thursday though, so I decided to give it a shot.  The other part that is a Throw Back for me is the Pumpkin Pie. Back when it was first introduced, I was a beginning customer and fell in love with it.  It was a must color in my stamping and scrapping. I loved using it with blues for Talan's scrapbook pages. But then Tangerine Tango, a darker and more vibrant orange came into the Stampin' Up! family.  Ever since then, I have hardly touched Pumpkin Pie. I am down to two sheets of cardstock and I don't think I have purchase a whole pack in 2 years!  So it was time to resurrect poor old Pumpkin Pie!
I stamped the entire image in Baked Brown Sugar and then colored it in with my Aqua Painter and ink from the lid of my ink pads.  I was afraid the color would run and thought about using Black StazOn for the outline of the image so the color wouldn't bleed, but I thought that would be too dark. I wanted more of a rustic look, and that's exactly what I got!  Both panels are on Dimensionals to add some depth. I love having the paper stacks in each of the color families, just to add some subtle pattern to the card.  I thought this one looked kind of like trellis so I stamped some vines on it to kind of tie the whole thing together.  I think these are great fall colors. I can't wait to give this card to my mother-in-law.  She loves receiving my handmade cards and keeps them all. That makes me feel good!

Stamp Sets: Apothecary Art, Flowering Flourishes
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie
Tools: Piercing tool, mat and guide, Label Framelits
Accessories: Subtles Paper Stack, Pearls, Dimensionals


  1. Well, the resurrection of Pumpkin Pie went well and looks spectacular! Your water coloring is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. This is just beautiful!! Love the soft pretty colors and that pop of orange! Love how you framed the image with the piercing! Great touch! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. This is soooooo beautiful Shana, love it

  4. Great job combining the two challenges. This card is absolutely lovely and I love the way you've used the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  5. I haven't used this stamp set in a while. You did a great job with the sketch and love the swirly's in each corner. So glad you played Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  6. You did a great job! The Pumpkin Pie card stock really makes the card pop. So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Your card is so pretty! I love the background dsp and the flourishes in the corner to soften it. Beautiful work on the focal image; I do love the softer colors and the more rustic look! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. How pretty and what great colors! I love how you also stamped on the dsp! PRETTY! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!