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Sunday, June 24, 2018

A Thinking of You Card



Hi All - it's Vicki, from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today, I used the fabulous Peaceful Garden set.  I love the layers in this set, along with the fun font of the sentiments.

While there are Fri-Dies that match this stamp set, I just used the stamp images.  Not much to explain on how I made this card - I think it is pretty self explanatory.  That said, it was fun to make :).


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See you next month~

Saturday, June 23, 2018

How To Use Flowers On a Masculine Card


Masculine cards can be daunting sometimes, as I am so drawn to girl products that involve flowers, all things glittery, and shiny.  It's Lisa here today with you, and I'm going to show you step by step how you can take floral images and use them on a card for the boys...


My card is featuring the Flower Power Stamp Set, and I decided to start by heat embossing my sentiment with white embossing powder on white cardstock.  Using a long piece of 3M Sticky Tape I created a mask diagonally across the panel.


I then went over the upper half of the panel with Green Distress Oxide Ink.



Next I covered up the top half with the same masking tape and went over the bottom half with blue Distress Oxide Ink.  Sometimes I think it is the colors of a card that really hit us as being masculine or feminine, or at least that's how it is for me.  So I felt that these darker colors really took away from the flowers in the sentiment and brought the focus more on the words themselves...


I then used water and a paintbrush to remove some of the color within each letter and to add a few splatter marks as this ink reacts to water.


For a more "grungy" look I added a few flicks of a blue Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.  While this ink is  sparkly the darker color made it less distracting and more complimentary.

Once the panel was dry I added a fun graphic piece of patterned paper to my cardbase and adhered my panel.  I love to add embellishments to my cards as well, but when I'm working on a masculine card I try to find more metal embellishments like the staples in the corner, and I finished it off with a few random torn pieces of washi tape.

Here is one last look at the finished panel up close...

Thanks so much for stop by today!  I hope that I've given you a few tips or ideas on how you can take some of your favorite "feminine" images and use them on your guy cards as well!  And since you've made it this far I have a discount code to share with all of you...


Happy Crafting!
Lisa

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Celebrate!

Happy Hump Day, crafty friends!   Kimberly here today with a quick CAS card perfect for a birthday or any happy occasion!
I've used the new Celebrate stamp set and Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies to create my fun card.   I started by stamping the sentiment right in the center of a piece of 4 x 5.25 white cardstock.   Next, I used the Jumping Jacks Fri-dies to die cut those fun shapes all around the sentiment.   I adhered this panel with foam tape to a piece of patterned paper.   I really like the look of depth you get from using the foam tape here!  I die cut a few additional shapes directly from some of the extra patterned paper and adhered those with foam tape on top of the white cardstock.   It's like an explosion of happy confetti!  

I hope you're having a great week!   See you again on the CFS blog soon!

~Kimberly

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Monday Blues? More Cowbell!

I know.. it's Monday right?  The weekend's over and it's back to the daily grind!! Sometimes we all need a little pick me up to put that spring back in your step! 
The CAS-ual Fridays More Cowbell stamp set always makes me smile!

I cut the Cowbell Fri Die from aqua card stock. I added distress ink around the edges to give it more color and depth and then added a strip of washi along the bottom for an added detail.
Fun Fetti Fri Dies are beautiful embellishments - holes and circles filled with half back pearls. The 4 Petal Fri Die flowers in yellow are a beautiful contrast to the blue bell. 

Have a great day, keep smiling and take some time to do what you love today! 
Hugs!
jeanne


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Stretching Your Stamps-A Simple One Layer Card

Happy Friday!! It is Nora here with a step-by-step for a quick one layer card. One thing I always do when I buy a stamp set is to see how I can stretch my stamps. For my simple card, I used the flower base from the Peace and Comfort stamp set and the Peaceful Garden set to make polka dots on the card I created.




I started off by using the larger flower base from Peaceful Garden to stamp trio of orange polka dots.



Then I used the smaller flower base from Peace and Comfort to stamp green polka dots.



I then came back and used second generation stamping with the orange to create a lighter version of the large polka dot. This is a great way to stretch your inks too!!



When I came to this step, I thought the space needed something else so I  did second generation stamping for the smaller polka dots in green, as well as stamped some little images from Celebrate in a darker orange color.


I used the Celebrate stamp set again to stamp the sentiment in a darker orange.


One thing I tend to do on one layer cards to make the sentiment pop a bit more is to use a sparkle marker over it to give it some shine.


I then cover it with Glossy Accents to give it a bit of dimension.


My last steps were to add a bit of fiber at the top in orange and adhere sequins that matched the green color in the polka dots randomly around the card.


This would be a really easy card to mass produce in many colors to have in your stash.


I thank you for stopping by the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog today. I hope this gives you a little inspiration to look at your stamps a little differently then how they were meant to be used.
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Have a FABULOUS day!!

~Nora



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Best Day Ever!!!

Hi there everyone, its 'Girl Friday' Shona here and I have a card to show you to brighten up your day!!


Loving this colour combo!! It took a bit of time to die-cut, colour and put together but was so worth it!!

To start I die-cut just the bottom part of the largest Scallop Tag Fri-dies from white card stock. I die-cut 12 of them but only used 10 in the end.

Then, using my mini-blending tool and Distress Inks, I coloured each of the die-cuts, making one dark and one a lighter version. Starting with the tag on the bottom of the card front, I adhered each one over-top of the other until I reach the top. The Best Day Ever Fri-die was die-cut from gold glitter card stock and also twice more from white card stock. These were all glued together and then to the card front, along with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.


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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day!!