Sunday, October 21, 2018

Peace & Comfort

Hi friends!   Kimberly here today to share one of the least popular types of cards we make as cardmakers - a sympathy card.   They are always such a bummer to make, but the super large sentiment from Peace & Comfort really makes it easy.   
To begin, I started with a lighter piece of blue cardstock than what appears in the photo.   See the center color?   That's the original color of the cardstock.   I added a few darker shades of Distress Oxide Ink around the edges to create the look.   Next, I stamped the lotus flower and leaf from Mon Ami around the edges with coordinating blue ink.   I stamped the large sentiment from Peace & Comfort right in the center, and added detail to everything with a white colored pencil.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today.   Enjoy the last day of the weekend, and I'll see you again soon!



Friday, October 19, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration!

We love coffee! Yes we do!
We love coffee, how about you?
We have blended 2 amazing teams today to create a special hop just for you! The Girl Fridays are hopping with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers, and everyone is using our coffee and tea themed products to bring loads of inspiration your way. 
Please grab a cuppa something warm and yummy and maybe grab a napkin so it doesn't dribble out when your jaw drops at the fantastical creations waiting for you :)
Please visit each stop and leave a little love each time. We will be choosing 3 random winners from the hop stops to receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop! You have until 11:55 pm on October 26th.
Have fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Happy Hanukkah card

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and  I am going to share my first Hanukkah card made this year.
 I know that both Christmas and Hanukkah are far far away, but we'd better try to make our cards in advance as if you try to make them just before the Holidays you never  make them after all...
And when you work with CAS- ual Fridays stamps and die you have the most perfect selection of Hanukkah and Judaical products.

 I didn't make the full step by step tutorial for this card, but I think that the written explanation will do the job.
So this is a partially transparent card and it was made with transparent piece that is hidden under the cardstock top.
The transparency is embossable and I stamped two CAS- ual Fridays  8 Happy Nights sentiments one near another with Memento Luxe pigmented blue ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Then the stamped transparency was glued to the back cardstock.
On another piece of white cardstock I glued CAS- ual Fridays Hanukkah Fri- dies, all of them , and then misted the fronts with a mix of blue mists.
When it was dry I cut the front into two pieces as shown and glued to the transparency.
The only embellishments added are silver drops added to the number 8 and over the card.

I also added a bit of light blue mist inside the card for the contrast under the transparency.

 As you can see the stamping on transparency can be quite perfect if you check the transparency and it's heat resist one.

 Here are the stamps I used to make this card:
 8 Happy Nights
Hanukkah Fri-dies

And now if you make Hanukkah projects- here is the best ever selection of such products - CAS- ual Fridays shop.
And you can even use my own discount code to buy you some great  goodies!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ruff Day?

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans! I hope you are all having a great day! Maria here with you today with this little "cheer me up" card, showcasing the Nate & Friday stamp set.  My friend loves french bulldogs and I made this card for her.

I started out by stamping my image on Neenah solar white using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I fuzzy-cut the image with my precision cut scissors.  

I die-cut a piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used a stencil from my stash to color my background with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink.  I sprayed this piece with water and dabbed it dry with a paper towel.  I also dry-embossed another card panel with my Birch tree embossing folder.  Here's the card:

Don't you just love this cute image?  Here's a little close-up:

Just looking at this image makes me want to get a French Bulldog!  I think anyone having a rough day will cheer up at the sight of this cutie!

I hope you like my simple card today.  Visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to purchase the stamp set I used today.  Please don't forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.

Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid........

Hi everyone, I'm back again to share a card with you but this time its not all 'rainbow colours and unicorns', this one is all about Halloween!!:

Who knew the cute little raccoons from the 'Bushy Tailed' stamp set could turn so nasty??!!!!

This was super-simple to put together but really packs a punch (or bite) for a Halloween loving friend.

I started off by stamping the raccoon four times using my MISTI and Versafine black ink and then die-cut with the Fox Banner Fri-dies. I didn't colour anything in, I wanted it to be really clean and graphic. The only thing I added some colour to was their eyes with a neon green gel pen and to the black of the eyes with a Sakura Black Glaze pen.

These raccoon images don't have mouths, so I had to free-hand draw a mouth with teeth. I'm not a very good artist, especially when it comes to drawing but I think you get the idea.....

Now for the fun part....the blood!! On a clear stamp block I stamped some Altenew 'Crimson' ink and mixed in a little water with a small brush. I roughly painted some on each raccoon and then flicked it over the card base itself. Three of the raccoons were adhered to the card front with the middle one being popped up on foam tape. The sentiment (from the 'Be' stamp set) was stamped in the same black ink and I glued on a few black pearls.  

 I hope I haven't scared you away with my crazy Halloween design!! I really enjoy this time of year and its amazing what you can do with the most innocent of stamp images!! If your planning on doing some shopping in the CFS Store don't forget to use my special code to save yourself some money!!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I'll be back here again next month but I promise it won't be quite as gory!

Take care


Monday, October 15, 2018

Christmas Card with an Emboss Resist Technique

Happy Monday everyone!! Nora here with a Christmas card using an emboss/resist technique. 

I chose to use two retiring products for this card so when they are sold out, they are gone!! So sad because I LOVE the Modern Petals stamp set. You can use it for almost any occasion!!

Stamps: Modern Petals

I began this card by stamping the petals in red ink. I then stamped over the red with Versamark and  heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

Next I blended a melon colored ink over the entire panel. The embossed petals remained a bright, shiny red because it "resisted" the ink.

To make the front panel a bit more interesting, I randomly sprayed mist in red and white. 

While the mist dried, I die cut the sentiment from white glitter paper using the Noel Fri-dies.  I then adhered the sentiment to the front of the card.

My last step was to adhere clear sequins and jewels randomly over the card.

I hope this inspires you to try the emboss/resist technique. Don't forget to use my code NORASENTME to get 15% off your total order-including sale items. 

Have a FABULOUS day!!


Sunday, October 14, 2018

A Feeling Better Card

Hi all, it's Vicki today from All I Do Is Stamp.

I have a friend who is under the weather, so I made this cute card to cheer her up.

I started with the resist technique by clear embossing the Daisy Chain border image, and then sponging ink over the top for the bottom border.  Once done, I took a paper towel and wiped off the "embossed" part. I then stamped the Little Birdies [cut them out with the Birdie Fri-Die], and water colored them.  I found the ray paper in my stash, and put the card together. My sentiment is from Heartfelt Sayings. These cute Little Birdies will cheer up my friend I'm sure.

This cute card will cheer up my friend I'm sure.

Okay, that's it for me today.  Don't forget, you can use my code to save 15% off any CFS purchase.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Foxy Thinking of You Card!!

Larissa here today to share a BEAUTIFUL and Simple Card!! 
I LOVE to Color, but some times I just want the image to be the MAIN Focus!! 
Here's what I've created for today!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the Fox Image from the Foxy Stamp Set onto some Distress Watercolor Paper!! I've used Copic Markers to color my Fox Image!! 
(W00, YR27, E97 and E99) 
Then I added some details with a White Gel Pen!! 
I Fussy Cut the Fox out leaving a slight border!! 

I Stamped and Embossed the entire Image again onto another piece of Distress Watercolor Paper!! Then Inked the background just behind the Fox using Tumbled Distress Ink!! I wanted to keep the FOCUS on the FOX Image, so I left everything else alone, except I added some Pretty Pink Posh Crystals to the Center of the Flowers!! Then added it to an Orange Cardstock Frame and a Kraft A2 Cardbase!! 

I LOVE the way it turned out and think this design would be PERFECT for a Set of Cards to give as a Gift!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! 

If you just can't wait to go shopping, please visit the Store RIGHT NOW, PLUS there's several Sets that are RETIRING!! So you can stock up on some of those Products that you might have had on your WISH LIST before they're GONE for Good and at a SALE Price!! You can also use my discount code,LARISSASENTME, to save 15% off on all of the goodies in the CFS Shop!!
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