Monday, July 15, 2019

Pearl Alcohol Inks

Hello it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations

I have been a bit obsessed with the Pearl Alcohol Ink lately so the result is quite a few background pieces to use up.  They have a gorgeous shimmer to them which is a bit hard to capture in the photos but believe me, they are shimmery!   I have two cards today using one Alcohol Inked piece of Yupo paper.
My first card is a quick birthday card using the Shenanigans stamp set and the 4 Petal Fri-Dies.
Firstly I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiments onto a card panel in black ink.  I die cut some petals from the alcohol ink piece and adhered them onto the card for a nice quick CAS card.  Easy!!

My next card uses the remaining piece of alcohol inked yupo paper as a background to the bunny from the Some Bunny Stamp Set.  I stamped him out with black ink and die cut using the co-ordinating Fri-Die.  I did some quick Prisma pencil colouring and adhered him onto the background piece with some foam tape.  The sentiment is from the same Some Bunny set and I've added them with foam tape as well.

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

For Coffee and Pet-Loving Friends

Hi everybody!! Hope your enjoying a fantastic weekend, that your weather is fabulous and you manage to make a card or two in-between having some fun!! 

I've been doing a lot of colouring over the past few weeks as part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge  and couldn't resist colouring some of the new little critters from the latest release:

I just love this little cat and dog, and especially know some people who drink coffee while walking their dogs, so thought these cards would be perfect for them.

I coloured the images from the Little Huggables stamp set, die-cut them with the matching Little Critters Fri-Dies and added to the To-Go Cup Fri-Dies. To find out how I put these cards together pop over to my blog for all the details.

I hope I've inspired you to mix some different stamps and dies together and I'll be back with some more ideas at the end of the month. And I'm sure one of the Girl Fridays will be here tomorrow with some more inspiration for you.

Take care


Friday, July 12, 2019

Funny Birthday Card with Frankly-isms by Maria

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  It's Maria back on the blog with you today with a super funny (and quick), clean & simple card showcasing the Frankly-isms stamp set.  

I have been dying to use this stamp set for a friend's birthday.  She and I share the same twisted humor and I thought this is going to be a perfect birthday card for her.

I ink-blended an A2-size Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I used a stencil from my stash and combined Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple with my mini ink blending tools.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle and adhered this piece on an A2-size card base.  

I finished my design by adding the sparkling clear jewels to add more interest and texture.  Here's a closer look:

I hope you like my project today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamp that I featured today.  You can also visit my blog for further details including a full list of the supplies I featured today.  Don't forget to use my coupon code "MARIASENTME" for 15% off your order at CAS-ual Fridays.  Happy stamping!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Thinking of You-Stretching Your Supplies

Hello everyone! Nora here from A Creative Touch. Today I am popping in with a "Thinking of You" card that I created using the Pretty Posie's Stamp Set and matching Fri-dies, along with the 4 Petal Fri-dies.

I just came back from a fourteen day trip to Ireland and one of the things that struck me was their gorgeous hydrangea bushes. My card was inspired by just a couple of the photos I took below of various hydrangea bushes across the Irish countryside.

I started off this card by using the 4 Petal Fri-dies and die cutting multiples of the small flower out of white cardstock.

I then used Distress Ink to shade some of the petals pink and another set of petals a combination of pink and lilac blue.

Next I used Distress Ink on white cardstock and stamped and die cut some leaves using the Pretty Posies stamp set. 

To start assembling my card, I die cut a large circle from vellum and cut off a portion of the bottom. I adhered it to the card front at the top and side, knowing that the adhesive would not show.

I then assembled the both flowers over a half circle I had die cut and then colored in. I made sure to over lap the petals to resemble a hydrangea flower. 

I adhered the pink hydrangea flower over the top of the vase, tucking a green leaf underneath. I adhered the blue flower above the pink, using two leaves under this cluster of flowers.

Next I added a sentiment banner that I had stamped using the Pretty Posies Stamp Set on top of a matching pink banner, and adhered a small white bow I created with ribbon.

My last step was to use some Nuvo Crystal drops in white to create the flower centers.

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I hope you have a FABULOUS day!!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Purrfect Amount of Sparkle!

Lisa here!  I know some of you hate glitter... and that's ok!  I'm not one of those people!  I love to keep my craftroom stocked with all sorts of glittery things.  I have a shelf full of jars of glitter; many sheets of glitter paper; and many glitter covered embellishments.  What can I say... I get mesmerized by the stuff and before I know it, it's in a cart.. real or virtual.  But I use it... so I'm good with that!

I wanted to use the new Hearts A2 Panel die over a glitter background, but just didn't have the right color of glitter paper that I wanted!  So I decided to create my own and it was easy!

I pulled out some sheets of double sided adhesive that I had and cut the Hearts panel from a sheet of purple cardstock.  I also cut an A2 size of the same purple cardstock and cut my adhesive sheet down to an A2 size.

Next I pulled off one side of the adhesive sheet exposing the adhesive.  To make it easier to handle, before I had the entire sheet off, I started lining up my solid piece of cardstock over it and then stuck it down as I peeled the rest of the backing off.

I pressed down firmly all over the back of the cardstock to be sure the adhesive transferred to it and then flipped it over and peeled back the second paper from the adhesive sheet leaving a piece of cardstock that was totally covered in adhesive.

Finally I positioned the Hearts A2 panel I'd cut over the solid piece of cardstock and pressed down.  It's ok that I was a little off on the edges.  The important spaces were covered (the insides of the Hearts panel).  It was easy to just trim off the sticky cardstock that was sticking out.

For the next bit, I laid out a piece of scrap paper for easy cleanup; sprinkled the glitter I'd chosen all over the top of it... be generous to be sure you have coverage.

Then I proceeded to just rub the glitter into the adhesive firmly all over the card where the sticky areas were, brushing the excess onto my scrap piece so I could see that I had the areas covered.  This process is called burnishing the glitter.  

I used a paint brush to remove any additional excess glitter sticking to the places I didn't want it because of static and was easily able to fold the paper in half and place that back into the container.  What you're left with is an almost smooth sparkly surface on your card!  These new A2 panels are just perfect for this kind of a technique!

I cut some plaid paper using the Heart Board Fri-Dies and intended to adhere them all together as a background layer for my kitty when I discovered that the hearts from this die fit perfectly over the hearts in the A2 Panel... BONUS!  So my plan changed a bit and I decided to accent some of the hearts using the plaid paper.

I ended up cutting another set of hearts to use in a couple more places on the background.  Isn't that sparkle so pretty??

If you follow me you may remember this little guy from the new Little Huggables stamp set on Instagram... I colored him for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge... he's been bugging me since to get him onto a card so he should be happy now!

I just added a few sequins to bring in the orange and green from the plaid and made my sentiment strip in the orange color as well.  Those punny sentiments from the Little Huggables set... SO cute!

So glad you could stop by today and hope I've either given you a new technique to try out or reminded you of one that you haven't used in a while!  And if you HATE glitter but love the sparkle... just get yourself some glitter paper and use that instead... so many of them are made so that you don't have to worry about little sparkly bits falling off of them everywhere... although I really don't see the problem!  (Except when my husband wants to know why there is glitter in the living room.. um... did I do that?)

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Wishes Come True

Hi All - it's Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.

Today I am using the newly released Little Huggables, along with the matching Little Critters Fri-Dies.
I have to say, I love this set.   These Huggables are just too cute.  I used a scrap card stock striped circle as my background. [Thanks Laura Bassen]

My sentiment is from the Whole Shebang stamp set. Doesn't this card just make you smile?  It sure does me.

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