Monday, September 16, 2019

Regal Flocked Happy Hanukkah Shaker Card!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today with a Hanukkah Shaker Card!! I'm NOT ready for Winter yet, but I am in the mood for using my Products to create some of the Winter Cards I'm going to need!! 
So when I think of the Star of David it makes me think Regal so I decided to use the Deco Foil Flock Sheets in Purple Punch along with the Double Sided Foam Adhesive Sheets to create the STUNNING Stars A2 Panel!! 
I like to leave the Die Cut Panel in the Die as it makes it alot easier to add the acetate onto the back of it without distorting it in anyway!! As soon as the Acetate is adhered to the back I cut down some Foam Tape into strips and added it to the outer frame of the Card to build my Shaker Window!! 
I found this Bokeh Patterned Paper in my stash and wanted to use it for the background of my Shaker Card, but first I needed to Stamp and Emboss the Sentiment!! I used the Star of David Stamp Set and some Ranger Vintage Pearl Embossing Powder!! It matches perfectly with the Bokeh Design of the Paper and adds a touch of Sparkle too!! 
I added a mixture of Sequins and Jewels and then adhered the Stars A2 Panel and the Background Paper together creating the Shaker Card!! I adhered it onto and Top folding Cardbase and I LOVE the way it turned out!! Full of Texture with the Deco Foil Flocking Sheet and then the addition of the Sparkle and Shine from the Shaker Elements just makes this Card SPECIAL!! 
Here's a Close up so hopefully you can see the details alittle better!!??

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll give Deco Foil Flock a try with your Intricate Dies!! I ASSURE you, you'll LOVE it too!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 


 Use my discount code LARISSASENTME, to save 15% off on all of the goodies in the 
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Background stenciling with Pretty Posies

Hello, it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations with some background stenciling!

I'm back today with another stenciled background card for you using a different stamp set this time.   I have used the Modern Petals stencil with some light grey ink.  I just lightly swept my blending brush over the stencil with a little grey ink and kept it to the lower left hand corner of the card panel. I seem to gravitate to the left hand side all the time and I think it may be because I am left handed!   Then I stamped the flowers from Pretty Posies using the same grey ink and coloured them in with Prisma pencils.  I went over the light grey ink with the darkest colour pencil and added some dots with a white gel pen.  I left the leaves grey. I die cut all of my images using the coordinating Posies Fri-Dies. I then arranged them on my card panel, adhered them and then stamped the sentiment in a darker grey ink to match.

I have linked the products used in the description above.

Don't forget you can use my special discount code below for a 15% discount in the shop.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Snowflake Ballerina

Hi everybody!! Hope your week is moving along nicely and your weather has been good too. Its Springtime in New Zealand and we've had all extremes in weather this week, from freezing winds to boiling hot afternoons. I have to wear so many layers so I'm prepared for anything!!

There is a HUGE Retirement Sale going on at the moment with heaps of stamps and dies to choose from, including a lot of Christmas themed sets which is perfect for this time of year.  I thought I'd create a card for you today using one of those sets:

All the images on this card are from the Sugar Plum Fairy stamp set, which is full of snowflake cuteness. I teamed it with the matching die from the Ballerina Fri-Dies and used the Ornament Tag Fri-Dies to create the central window. To find out how I put this card together pop over to my blog for all the details.

I love using pastel colours for my Christmas cards, so hopefully this gives you some more colour-combo options for all your Christmas card making!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here later this month with some more card ideas!!

Take care

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Only Santa Knows.... (If I've been Naughty or Nice)

Hello everyone!  Maria here with you today.  Just a quick heads up, the sale is still going strong so head on over to the shop before everything gets sold out.  

I know it's a little too early to even think about Christmas! I want to send mine early this year so I have started creating them already.  For my project today, I am showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set with the Naughty-isms stamp set.

To begin, I started by using a "make a wreath" stencil from my stash and stamped the little present images on Neenah solar white card stock.  I also stamped the snowflake with some light blue ink, and my bunny from the Little Huggables stamp set.

I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.

I adhered my colored panel to a red patterned paper and glued this piece on to an A2 size card base.  

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and stamped the paw print with Lobster red ink.  Here's my card:

This card is really simple and can be mass-produced.  Here's a little close-up:

I hope you like my Christmas card today.  Please visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  to purchase the stamps that I featured today.  Don't forget to use my coupon code "MARIASENTME" for 15% off your order.  Happy stamping!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

You ROCK!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!! Nora from A Creative Touch on the blog with you today with a card using the soon to be retired stamp set Flower Power, combine with Love Notes for a retro inspired card.

My jumping off for the while design was the "rock" sentiment. I wanted to give it a 1960's vibe. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock so used this era for colors and a bit of drama.

I started off this card by stamping an A2, top folding card base with black music notes from the Love Notes stamp set. I masked and stamped the "you" sentiment from the same stamp set and set it aside.

I then layered a rainbow strip that I had created using a mask and Distress Inks. I stamped and hand cut out the letters from Flower Power, popping them up over the rainbow panel. I used a combination of gel pens and markers to color in some of the flowers in the letters.

To finish off the card, I added the "you" above the "rock" sentiment, popping it up with foam adhesive.

This card was a lot of fun to make and will be sending this out to a teen.

This "Flower Power" stamp set and a ton of others are being retired and are in the SALE section of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off the sale price!!!

Once these sets are gone, they will no longer be available!!!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Until next time.....

Friday, September 6, 2019

A Simple Inlaid Design for a Feminine Bat Mitzvah Card

Lisa here!  For today I used a very simple Inlaid technique to create this feminine card for a Bat Mitzvah or other special occasion.

I used just a handful of supplies including the Mazel Tov Stamp Set (which is out of stock right now, but more are coming soon!), the Star of David Fri-Dies, and some pretty papers and flowers from my stash (of course I used plaid!)

To create my inlaid Star of David, I cut apart the dies and then placed the two star dies, one inside the other and used some washi tape to hold them down before I ran them through my Gemini.

Then I cut large star from the same pink color and the smaller star from some orangey sorbet cardstock.  I set aside the inside pieces of the orangey star since I wouldn't need them.

Then I glued my pieces onto the large star like a puzzle.  Having the larger die in a solid form allowed me a nice base to glue my pieces down.  Easy peasy!  And if I don't have a solid piece to use as a base, I simply put my pieces together upside down and tape them down as I go.  If you don't want to pop up your image at all, it's much easier because you can just assemble your pieces right on your card base!  But it's a rare day that I do that... I loves my pop-up tape!

I did pop up my Star of David and then added this sentiment in such a pretty font to a strip of white cardstock and popped it up across the star.  Next I cut some of the small and smaller stars that come in the Star of David die set from brushed gold foiled cardstock to use as embellishments and added them along with those pretty flowers.  For this my new Fine Point Tweezers available in the Cas-ual Fridays shop were perfect!  It made it so easy to pick up those teeny tiny pretty gold stars and place them exactly where I wanted them!  I'm in love with these tweezers.  I mean I have two other pair of tweezers, but nothing compares to these for this kind of fine work!

And at the bottom I added the Mazel Tov greeting embossed in gold.  You may or may not know that Cas-ual Fridays has a wide array of awesome Judaica and Hanakkuh stamps and dies and you can find them here!

So there you have it... a pretty easy inlaid design and a card that could be used for a few different occasions!

Thanks so much for visiting today!  I hope you enjoyed it and should you see something you must have, I have this for you:

AND there are a few items still left and on sale in the Retiring Section of the shop!  You can use my code along with the already marked down prices!

Get them while you can!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Live Simply

Hi all, Vicki here from All I Do Is Stamp. Just a reminder, the sale is still going strong!

For my card today, I used the new coverplate die; Stars A2 Panel Fri-Die. (This one is NOT being retired).

 I sponged the black cardstock with a cloud template using some oxide inks.  I used some glittered paper to cut the  panel plate out of.

The sentiment set I used, Dream Then Do, is on SALE!
That's it for me today.  Remember, my code ALSO applies to the discounted sets!  You can find all of the sale items HERE.

Thanks for stopping by~