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Monday, April 19, 2021

Some Pretty Posies and Gel Print Seconds!


Welcome back!  A short while ago, I shared a project I created using a background I made with a gel plate.  Today I'm sharing a print I made during the same session with leftovers on my Gel Plate... I just grabbed a panel and lifted them right off of the plate leaving a really distressed version of the stenciled raindrops from the Scattered Showers stencil!


I decided it would be the perfect backdrop for these Pretty Posies and that Everyday Dragonfly that I embossed in gold!  I added some Glossy Accent drops to the blooms because they've been rained on of course and added a few clear bubbles around them.


Finally, that sentiment from the Raindrops Duo stamp set was just right!  I just stamped it onto some white cardstock and trimmed it down.


I used a couple of my very favorite Copic combos on this one!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!






Saturday, April 17, 2021

Some Coffee Themed Gift Tags

Happy Saturday everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a couple of coffee tags I made to go on some little gift bags I am sending out to my niece and nephew at college. The main gift was a coffee gift card so making some coffee themed tags was perfect to add to the front to make the gifts a little more festive!



For both tags, I used the largest tag from the Tag Buddies die set to die cut a tag out of cream and white cardstock. 


On the cream tag, I used foam adhesive to adhere a pinked circle that I die cut using the Pinked Slimline Dies. I adhered a mini coffee cup die cut that was cut out of a scrap of orange pattern paper using the Coffee Cup Dies


I added a little die cut heart over the top for a fun little touch.


I then used the new Sassy Smiles Duo to stamp the black sentiment. I used the "smile" die from the same set for my orange pattern die cut.


For the brighter tag, I used the same products  but in a different way. Instead of the small coffee cup, I die cut the large cup using the
Coffee Cup Dies. I also chose a different sentiment from the Sassy Smiles Duo and I added the little pieces under the die cut that I didn't use on 
the first tag.


You cannot see in the photo but instead of one heart die cut, I added three at the top. 

That is all from me today. Please be sure to stop by this week to see other beautiful projects by the Design Team. 

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Supplies I used from the CAS-ual Fridays Store:







Friday, April 16, 2021

Merry Christmas Early


Hi All - it's Vicki here today with a really early Christmas card... 

I realize I am a tad early for Christmas cards, however, I ran out last Christmas and had to create about 15 additional cards.  I don't want that to happen to me again this year, so I am preparing!

I sponged a card panel using a couple different shades of oxide green inks, and then cut out the cover plate using the Flakey A2 Panel Die.  I adhered it to a card base, added some gems [from my stash], and added on a 4 layered [3 white, 1 gold shiny] Merry Christmas.  This will be added to my stash.  Do you make Christmas cards early?

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Thanks for stopping by~


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Birthday Margarita & A Farewell Post by Maria

All good things must come to an end!  This is my last post as a member of the Ink Squad and as I bid farewell to one of the most amazing lady boss, Michele, I also would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone!  You've all been so amazingly supportive of me.  Thank you for allowing me to express my creativity through your beautiful designs.  Even though this is my last post as a DT member, you will still see me use CAS-ual Fridays' products on my blog, Maria Russell Designs.

With this in mind, I picked some of my all-time favorite CFS products and created a birthday card today.


This is simple, really!  I started by stamping the margarita glass on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Finesse ink in Black.  I colored the image in with Spectrum Noir Classique markers.

I added the "bubbles" using the Bubbly Stencil with some dye inks and blending brushes.

The "salt" on the glass was created by using the die from the Margarita Glass die with some white glitter card stock.  Let me point out that if you have the Salty stamp set, you really need to get the coordinating dies!   The die perfectly cut out the "salt" and adds interest and texture to the card design.  Check out the close-up photo below:



I finished my design by adding Glossy Accents to the lime, and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  I also used my white gel pen to draw white dots for added texture on the glass.  Here's another look:


Here are the supplies:



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Thanks for stopping by!  See you on the "inter-web" and lots of love to everyone!





Monday, April 12, 2021

Just Because WoW Glitter Embossed Background using Stencils!!

HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!! 

Larissa here today showcasing the NEW Chunky Chevron Stencil Bubbly Stencil!! 
Here's what I've created for today!!
LOVE these Stencils and ALL of the Possibilities!! 
Here's a Close up look at the NEW Stencils, just in case you've missed them!!


How FUN are these NEW Designs!!?? So VERSATILE and there are so many ways that you can use them!! 
I Started by Inking the Card Panel with Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Inks using my TE Blender Brushes!! Then I Sprayed the back side of both of the Stencils with Therm O Web Pixie Spray!! I adhered the Bubbly Stencil on the top part of the Card Panel and Masked off the Stitched Boarder with some Purple Tape and Inked with WoW Embossing Ink!! My Embossing Pad was just reinked so when I sponged over the Stencil I got a lot of extra Ink and it distorted the Circle Pattern a little, but I really LOVE the way that it turned out!! Then I coated the Panel with the WoW Sugared Almond Embossing Glitter!! Then I heat set it using my WoW Dual Speed Embossing Tool!!
I adhered the Chunky Chevron Stencil over the bottom of the Card Panel and Masked it off with Purple Tape and then Inked over it with a Sponge Dauber with the WoW Embossing Ink!! Then I applied the Pink Sherbert Embossing Glitter!! I heat set it with my WoW Dual Speed Embossing Tool!! I LOVE how STUNNING it looks in the light!! Both Embossing Glitters are FULL of Iridescent Glitter!! 
I Die Cut a Circle from some White Cardstock and then Stamped the Sentiment "Just Because" from the Terrific Flowers Stamp Set!! I Stamped with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Embossed with WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! I Heat Set it and then Adhered it to the Embossed Glitter Circle with some Ultra Bond Adhesive!! I adhered it to the Card Panel with some Foam Tape!! 
LOVE the way it turned out and I hope it gives you some Ideas on ways to use the NEW Stencils!! 

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 
Have a FABULOUS Weekend!! 

COUNTRY HUGS-N-KISSES
LARISSA 💗


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Birthday Bunny



Hello, it's Michelle here today sharing a  birthday card I made using the Somebunny and Shenanigans Stamp sets.  For some reason I love adding pink clouds when I use this cute bunny.  





I started by stamping the bunny and sentiments out using my MISTI.


Next I wanted to add some pink clouds so I drew a line of clouds on some paper and cut it out to make a quick stencil.  I sponged some Be Mine CP Ink using a blender brush.


I die cut the bunny and balloon using the coordinating Bunny Dies and colored in using alcohol markers.  I adhered them using some liquid glue.  I could have masked my stamped image when stenciling the clouds but I was feeling lazy!



I hope you like my birthday card and I have inspired you!
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