Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Wow, this month is flying by and it is already time for another challenge at ATCAS! The design team members each take turns choosing the code words, and WOW have they been choosing some great ones. :) This week was no exception.
Darnell is continuing on as Guest Designer this month and has another great card to share with us. I always look forward to seeing what she has created!  Make sure to stop by her blog and give her some love! 

When I saw the code word, I immediately knew I wanted to do a masculine card. I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!.

I had some burlap ribbon left over, so I tried something new and embossed my sentiment on the burlap. It worked beautifully with the Early Espresso Embossing Powder!
This sentiment is from the brand new Bravo photopolymer stamp set that will be available for purchase on June 2nd. I earned it as an incentive and I just love it. The fonts are really large and there is a great variety of sentiments.  I thought the gears from Clockworks worked perfectly for my masculine card. After I stamped them, I sponged on Crumb Cake ink with a sponge dauber.  The edges are also textured with the texturing tool, so there is another use of the code word!

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure to check out the card by the rest of the design team!

Stamp Sets: Bravo, Clockworks
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Tools: Texturing Tool, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon


  1. Love burlap for texture on a card! If you stamped this amazing coverage! The last time I tried stamping on burlap...
    I bombed it :)

  2. wow embossing on burlap that is skillful and this looks perfect! I love the distress edges also. Great texture here Shana x

  3. LOVE your frayed burlap strip ... and thanks for the tip about embossing directly on the strip - awesome! Great texture with the burlap and the frayed edges of your main panel. Loll xx

  4. Fun, fun, fun card, Shana!! I had no clue that you could emboss on that burlap ribbon and I have a big roll of it! Thank you for this fab idea! And thank you, too, for your kind words to welcome me back for the second May challenge. It's been an honor to be a part of the talented ATCAS team!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Wow Shana - love the embossed sentiment on the burlap ribbon, would have thought it too textured to be able to do this so must give it a go! Love the grunge and textured edges.

    Karen x

  6. Brilliant stamping on the burlap Shana - perfect with the gears in the background. Love the grungey theme - an ideal masculine card!
    Sylvia x

  7. the embossing on burLAP IS AMAZING !!!!! beautiful texture and a super take on the code word.


  8. What a great masculine card Shana :) Love the distressed edges and burlap embossing is just wow!!

  9. Shana love the texture from the distressed edges and the burlap. Great use of the two challenges. Love the colors, too.