Friday, September 20, 2019

Find Joy

Hi All - it's Vicki, from All I Do Is Stamp, here today.  The sale is still going on!  Only now, the remaining products are 25% off, and yes, my code works on the lowered prices too!

For today's card I used the sale set, Breathe, along with the regular priced stencil, Modern Petals.

I used my blending brushes for applying the ink on the stencil [using Distress Inks], stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, and then cut it out of the panel and mounted it on a black card stock frame.

Okay, that's it for me today.  Be sure to pop on over and check out the sale items.  Once they are gone, they are gone.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Let the Sentiment Shine

Happy Hump Day everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a layered card I created where the sentiment takes the stage. 

Stamps: Dream Then Do (retiring)
Stencil: Tin Roof

I am so sad that this stamp set is retiring because I LOVE this large sentiment. You can create a card with a simple design because the sentiment is really the focal point.

I started off the card by creating a stenciled background using the Tin Roof stencil and yellow Distress Ink.

I cut the panel down to a 4" by 5 1/4" and layered this stenciled background over an A2 sized, top folding, white card base. I added a scrap piece of paper over that I had blended with the same yellow Distress ink and a splash of gold mist. 

Next I stamped the sentiment in black using the Dream Then Do stamp set. 

I die cut the panel into a square and adhered this to the card front with adhesive foam. I set this aside to create the flowers.

Again, I used yellow Distress Ink to create a yellow panel.

I then die cut the tops of the flowers using Garden Fri-Dies from this paper.

I then die cut the leaves and the flower bottoms out of white cardstock.

I layered the flowers together, adhered them to the card front around the sentiment and then covered the yellow flower top with Stickles glitter glue to give them a bit of pop.

To finish off the card, I added some gold gems.

I now challenge you to make the sentiment on a card to be center stage.

The Dream Then Do stamp set, as well as some other fabulous products, are retiring and presently in the SALE section of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp store. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your entire order, including sale items!!

I thank you for stopping by. Until next time.....

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 
CFS Shop!!

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.....