Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Happy Birthday Mixed Media card

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today and I want to  welcome to my new June post made for CAS- ual Fridays blog with their most delicious products.
I am going to share a Mixed Media card made in clean and simple style., but yet this card is full of color and brightness even if it is pretty much monochromatic.

  The background was made with one of CAS- ual Fridays' stencils and heavy gel medium.
Gel medium is a perfect medium to work with stencils, but the drying time is not so short. The best way is to add gel medium late evening and to let it dry overnight.
Then the mix of three mists in pink and purple were added and to shorten the drying time I used my most loved old heat gun.

 The main title spot was done over oval patterned cardstock with lovely CAS- ual Fridays stamped sentiment using black pigmented ink and clear embossing powder.

 Then I die cut a few Fri- die splashes from black cardstock and added them with two layers over the card front.

  The only other embellishments that were added are some clear  gold  liquid dots.
Yes, third time drying time...
But look how fancy this simple card looks after all.

Here are the CAS- ual Fridays products used to make this card:

I hope that you like my new Mixed Media card and would try something similar with our gorgeous CAS- ual Fridays products.
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

One Stenciled Panel, Three Cards

Hello everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with three cards that I created from one stenciled panel.

Stamps: Be
Fri-Dies: Garden and 4 Petals 

I started these cards by making a stenciled panel using Distress Ink, a Gel Plate and the CAS-ual Fridays Curtis stencil. You do not need the gel plate but could use a piece of clear acrylic but since I had one, I chose to use it.

I did a reverse stencil technique where I stenciled onto the gel plate, sprayed it with water, then dipped my white panel into it and dried it with a heat gun. I then spritzed the stencil with water and dipped the paper onto the stencil, sopping up the mixed color.

While the panel was drying, I die cut flowers out of paper scraps using the 4 Petals Fri-Dies, and used the stem from the Garden die set to cut out some vellum leaves.

Next I stamped a sentiment from the Be stamp set in black onto my stenciled paper three times and then cut the sentiments into two rectangles and a square. I was originally only going to do two cards but I was able to make three by cutting the third sentiment box into a smaller shape.

For my first card, I just adhered the sentiment rectangle onto a sunny yellow, A2, top folding card front. I then arranged the flowers and the vellum leaves around it, using some white Nuvo drops for the flower centers.

For my second card, I designed it the same as the first but used a black piece of paper behind the sentiment rectangle to ground the card a bit. 

On my third card, I did a bit of ink blending on the A2 card front, stepping up the card a bit further. I then adhered everything onto the card like the second card. However, instead of white Nuvo drops, I decided to use a combination of yellow and orange for the flower centers.

I thank you for stopping by today. I hope this inspires you try my stencil technique. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Somebunny Told Me - Huggable Critters

Lisa here and today I'm sharing with you a card I made using the Huggable Critters Fri-dies and a punny sentiment from the Somebunny Stamp Set!  I wanted this to have a kind of sewn stuffed animal feel so I used some pretty coordinating patterns and along with the stitching on the Fri-dies, I love the way it turned out!

There are SO many options with this die set!  You can create all different kinds of expressions and faces... with four different ear shapes and a few eye, mouth and nose combos, two different paws and three different tails.  I trimmed down the bunny ear and attached the puppy ear to create the look of one of his ears being turned down.  And I love to use foam tape to create depth on these... I think it makes such a difference.  I also trimmed down just the inside two of the bunny ears to create a lighter inside ear color.  I added a flower by cutting two of the smallest Four Petals shapes and layering them and used Nuvo drops for the center.

And this sentiment from the Somebunny stamp set was perfect!  A sweet birthday card for a sweet little girl!  And I kinda want a stuffed bunny like this now!

Sweet, right??  I love how these critters can hold a gift card... a sign... some flowers... anything!

So thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed it and I can't wait to see what you create with these critters!  If you don't have them yet and you feel the need to get them, I have this for you:

Stay tuned and come back often for more CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration AND for something special coming later this month!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Be a Unicorn

Hi All - it's Vicki here today.

Today I used the fun stamp set, Be a Unicorn, along with the background stamp, Full on Floral.

I started by stamping the background image with Versamark, and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Once I heat set it, I sponged on some colors.

I cut out the panels, stamped the unicorn, and the sentiment on top of the rainbow inked unicorn.  I went ahead and made it a shaker card as well.  It's been a while since I made one of those.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Just a reminder, if you use my code, you can save 15% off your CAS-ual Fridays purchase.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Negative Foiled Hello Friend Card!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today with a FUN Negative Foiled Hello Friend Card!! 

If you saw my last Card, (pictured below) you'll know I used some AWESOME Therm O Web Products to create a Stenciled and Deco Foiled Card!! 
Today I want to share how to use the Negative Foil piece to create another card design!! I LOVE being able to use my scraps/negatives, so let's get started!! 
First cut a piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheets and Foil the Negative Deco Foil onto the toner sheet by running it through the Laminating Machine!! 
Then I cut a piece of Iridescent Deco Foil and ran it through my Laminating Machine again!! 
SWOON!! It fills in the Negative Design BEAUTIFULLY!! The Shine is AMAZING!! Then you'll see I have another Negative Foil Piece so you guessed it SAVE that piece and repeat this same process to create another Card!! I call this the NEVER Ending Card Design, because you can honestly create as many cards as you'd like using this process as you'll ALWAYS end up with a Negative piece!! How AWESOME is that!!?? 
Hello Friend Negative Foiled Card for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps by Larissa Heskett  using Bold Trellis Stencil, Sweet Friend Fri-Dies, Foxy Stamp Set
I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters and then I wanted to add some Sparkle and Dimension so I added several coordinating Jewels from the Lucy's Cards Opulence Collection!! 
I LOVE the way it finishes off the Foiled Images!! 

I finished my Card Design with the sentiment I Die Cut 5 of the Hello Die Cuts from the NEW "Sweet Friends" Fri-Die Set!! Then I adhered them together one on top of the other Inking the Top one with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for an Ombre` look!! I Die Cut a Stitched Circle and Inked in the Center with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then Stamped and Embossed the Friend Sentiment from the "Foxy" Stamp Set!! I adhered the Circle to my card using Foam Tape!! 
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you'll give Foiling a try with your Stencils!! I ASSURE you, you'll LOVE it too!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 


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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Happy Birthday to a Boston Terrier Lover

Hello it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations with a birthday card for a Boston Terrier lover. 
I had previously posted a card on my Instagram page using the Nate & Friday Stamp set and a friend saw it and asked if I could maker her one for her daughter who owns a Boston Terrier.

I stamped one of the gorgeous pups ( I believe it is Nate) in black and cut it out with my scan n cut.  Next I sponged some purple ink over the Modern Petals Stencil onto my card panel and adhered my Boston Terrier using some foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Sayings and added a strip of striped paper.

Nate & Friday 

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