Saturday, February 16, 2019

Love Ya - Your Terrific!!!

Hi everyone!! Hope your all having a fantastic weekend so far and your squeezing in some card making time between all your other 'catch-up' jobs!! 

I've got a card for you today that has a little colouring, a little die-cutting and a lot of glue-tape. It took me a few days to put together but so happy with the final result:

Talk about a colour and floral explosion!! This month Kathy Racoosin is running her 30 Day Colouring Challenge which she has every few months. If you haven't heard about it before its all about encouraging people to colour each day for as little as 5 minutes and share on social media what your colouring. There are some incredible colorists out there and I'm so inspired by their projects. I haven't had much time to join in this month but this card took me 4 days to colour, so it was wonderful to finally take part!

To start off I stamped the Full on Floral stamp set using Gina K Black Amalgam ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. I then used the Bubble Box Fri-dies to cut increasingly smaller shapes from the stamped panel.

Using my Altenew Artist Markers I coloured in each shape, not worrying about blending etc, just enjoying myself and leaving spots of white to create some highlights. I glued the largest one on to a panel of white CS and then used the same dies to cut shapes to inlay into the blue, purple and yellow pieces.

This way when they were on top of each other they had some height and dimension to differentiate between each colour.

I die-cut the Love-Ya Fri-die 3x from black cardstock, glued them together and then to the card. I also white heat embossed a sentiment from the Bushy Tailed stamp set on a strip of black cardstock and glued in place.

All I had to do then was use my Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pen on the die-cut words and then cover with lots of Glossy Accents. I then used Gina K Connect Glue to add some Neat and Tangled sequins. Definitely a great card to send to a friend!!

I hope you like my 'psychedelic' card and its given you some ideas for your background stamps and nesting dies. If you decided to purchase any of the products I used today or any others from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps don't forget to use my special code to save yourself some money!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and one of the other Girl Fridays will be here tomorrow to wow you with her inspirational project!! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care

Friday, February 15, 2019

Galentine's Day Card

Hello my crafty friends.  Maria on the blog today.  I know by the time my post goes live, Valentine's Day would have already passed.  However, I've made this card for a girlfriend who needs a little cheering.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Supercalifragistic stamp set with the Garden Fri-Dies.  

Heres how I made the card:

  • Ink up a Bristol smooth white card stock using Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick distress oxide inks.

  • Spray water all over the inked up background with the distress sprayer. Use paper towel to dab it dry.
  • Use hearts stencil to add more texture to the background with the same distress oxide inks for a seamless look.
  • Stamp the sentiment using the Supercalifragilistic stamp set. (I LOVE THIS STAMP SET!)

  • Die cut the window using a die from my (or you can use sticker if you don't have this die) and add the "ice cubes" and sequin mixes in the pouch.
  • Adhere the other die-cut elements to the colored background.
  • To finish the design, die cut the "LIME" on green card stock using the Garden Fri-Dies and adhered on top of the margarita glass using liquid glue.

I think adding the "lime" on the margarita glass using the Garden Fri-Dies just added a cute touch to the whole card design.   Here's a closer look:

I don't know about you but looking at this card makes me want to go out with my girlfriends and guzzle down some margaritas on the rocks, don't you?  The Supercalifragilistic stamp set is a must-have for any stamper!  Here's another look:

I hope you like my card today.  Please don't forget to use the coupon code "MARIASENTME" for 15% off your order at the shop.  Have an amazing day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I Love You

Hello everyone!! Nora here today with a card just in time for Valentine's Day. In fact, this will be my husbands card!!

Fri-Dies: Fun-Fetti and Fox Banner 

I started off by scoring 1/4" around a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" piece of red cardstock. I then cut a heart out of it on the right side. I used this red panel as a guide to trace the heart, in pencil, onto the front of an A2, white, top folding card.

Next I stamped the "i love you" from Calm and Loving in red dye ink inside the traced heart. After, I stamped "you make me happy," from the same stamp set, in gray.

When I was finished stamping, I erased the pencil lines and adhered the red panel that I had created earlier. I added a raccoon using foam adhesive from the Bushy Tailed stamp set that I had painted with watercolor. 

My last step was to adhere a red heart that I had die cut using the Fun-Fetti Fri-dies and some sequins. I added some clear sparkle marker and Glossy Accents to finish the card off.

That is all for me today!! 
Thank you for stopping by!!

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Monday, February 11, 2019

A Friend Knows The Song In Your Heart

Lisa here and today I'm sharing with you a card I made using the Big Treble and Treble Clef Fri-Die along with a couple additional sets. 

I started by creating a background using the Emboss/Resist method that Nora showed you in this post here.  I stamped some of the Treble Clef images from the Big Treble set along with some hearts from the Peace, Love and Coffee stamp set in a sort of random pattern in Versamark and heat embossed them using white embossing powder.  Then I ink blended my background with Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides and lightly swiped over the top to wipe the ink off of the images.  I decided I wanted the Treble Clef images to stand out more so I added some additional color back to just those using my Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush Pens-alternating in similar colors to what I used for the background.  Then I splattered some metallic watercolors over the top in pink and gold.

I fell in love with the background so I decided my sentiment should be on vellum to let as much of it show as possible.  I cut my frame from vellum using the Bubble Box Fri-Dies and heat embossed in black.  I have always loved this sentiment!!  CAS-ual Fridays has some of the best sentiments I've found anywhere!

I cut a Treble Clef die cut out of some foiled cardstock that was just the right color.  Along with some hearts from the Heartboard Fri-Die... I just used the one for the bottom left corner and saved the rest for a future card.   Finally I scattered some clear and pink sequins around.

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!  Be sure to come back often for more inspiration!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Unleash Your Sparkle

Hello lovelies! I am so over winter and ready for a little bit of sunshine and warmer weather; and I think I unconsciously used some light, bright colours when I made my card for today! 

Stamp Set: Be A Unicorn. Dies: Unicorn Fri-Die.

I started with a white C6 card blank and blended three Distress Ink colours onto the front, varying the intensity of the colours a little.

With black ink, I stamped one of the sentiments from Be A Unicorn, directly into the left hand corner of the card. The sentiments stamp so well, with a nice juicy ink, that there's no need to use a Precision Press (but feel free if it makes you feel a little better about stamping directly onto the card!)

With the same ink, I stamped the unicorn onto some spare white card, then used the co-ordinating Unicorn Fri-Die to cut it out. It does this so much better than I could ever cut it by hand (so it's well worth investing in if you have the stamp set!)

I adhered the die-cut directly onto the card blank, leaving a little bit of the hair free from adhesive, so it looks like it's blowing in a soft, spring breeze! (See where my mind takes me?) 

Then, to finish the card, I added a selection of little sparkles, to echo the sentiment and add a bit of dimension. 

Friday, February 8, 2019

Best Ever Floral day

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new CAS- ual Fridays post.
Today I am going to share my new lovely floral card of a card made with one single CAS- ual Fridays  background stamp set and one CAS- ual Fridays die .
I know that it's a Winter around, but here in Israel it's a kind of a Spring and I was in this bright mood and this is how this card was born.

The background floral set was stamped with black pigmented ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Then I colored the floral background with watercolor markers.
Here are the CAS- ual Fridays products that I used to make this card:

And some more photos of this card:

The title was die cut and then covered with black embossing powder and I tried to leave the part of the title non covered as the shadow.

Black enamel drops were added as my flower centres all over the card.

See how easy it is to make this lovely floral card with just one great CAS- ual Fridays stamp set and one single die. You sure can change the floral colors and the title can be die cut from colored cardstock or painted in another color.
 Hope that you like my  card and you still have time to buy yourself these gorgeous stamps from CAS- ual Fridays shop and even to use our  discounts.

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See you in two weeks with another lovely card made with CAS- ual Fridays products.