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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Hey There Foxy!


Lisa here!   Have you seen the beautiful Foxy stamp set in the CAS-ual Fridays shop?  I decided I needed to pull it out for today.  I stamped the images onto some watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink and then colored them in using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out.  I love to cut the floral out especially because I love the way it looks and how it curls just a bit!


I created the background using the Modern Petals Stencil and the Zig markers.  I taped down the stencil over some water color paper and holding down the stencil close to the paper I proceeded to color in the petals.  I didn't spend a lot of time to color the entire petal because I knew I wanted to mix these colors in the negative spaces so with quick brush strokes I went over with yellow, then green, and then orange.  Finally I splattered some glitter watercolors over the top.


Once I popped up and added all of my pieces, I heat embossed this sentiment from the Foxy stamp set onto black cardstock... my favorite way to add a sentiment these days.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope I've provided a little inspiration for your crafty day!

If you have seen something you must have, I have this for you:


Come back soon and often for more inspiration!




Thursday, October 17, 2019

Joy to the World

Hi there everybody!! Friday is slowly coming and the weekend is nearly in sight. Hope your week has gone really well and that you have some fun plans for the weekend when it rolls around.

I've got a Christmas card to share with you all today, using some new paste and a stencil. I never used to like stencils, found them very fiddly and never knew what to do with them. However, after using the CFS stencils and some different pastes and inks, I'm finally enjoying the process!!


I love blue and white for my Christmas cards and was dying to try out my new Nuvo Glacier Paste in 'Frostbite'. Its a soft blue with so much glimmer to it and it has a consistency like whipped butter. Its gorgeous to use and looks amazing in real life.


I used it with the Starlequin Stencil, created a window with the Ornament Tag Fri-Dies (which are on special.....) and mixed with a sentiment from the Snowy Sayings stamp set. For all the details on how I put this together, pop over to my blog for the info.




I hope this has given you some ideas for your own Christmas cards and that you have more than I have so far!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here very soon with some more card inspiration.

Take care
Shona

Monday, October 14, 2019

Pretty Posies with watercolor powders and pencils


Hello, it's Michelle here today from Seashell Creations with a card I made using some watercolor powders and Prisma pencils.

I have never had much luck with those powders, I just don't know when to stop with the spraying of water and end up making a huge mess!  Today I have used them in a different way.  Keep scrolling to see how I used them on this card.



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First I stamped the flowers and leaves from Pretty Posies with VersaMark ink onto some watercolor card stock and white heat embossed them.



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Then I carefully sprinkled two colors of powders directly onto my glass work surface and gently added some water.  I used a water brush to paint my images not worrying about any shading. No skill needed here!

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Then after all my images were dry, I took some darker shades of Prisma pencils and added some shading.  I then blended using some blending solution. 

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Next I die cut my images out using the coordinating Posies Fri-Dies.

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I stamped my sentiment from "Shenanigans" stamp set,  arranged my flowers and leaves and adhered with some foam tape and liquid glue.
I made a few extra while I was at it and they will go into my stash for when I need to make a quick card!

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Here are the stamps and Fri-Dies I used and I have linked them in the description above.
Don't forget you can use my special discount code below for 15% discount in the shop!



Thanks for looking and I hope you will give this a try and if you do, tag us on Instagram so we can see!



Friday, October 11, 2019

Wishing You Happiness

Hi all - it's Vicki Dutcher here today from All I Do Is Stamp.

Today I used the lovely Casual Comfort stamp set.  [While it also has matching Fri-Dies, I didn't use them today.]

Using a circle die, I cut my round card base. Leaving the die intact, I sponged on the background colors.  I like the way it frames the card without having to add another layer.  Once sponged, I made another "frame" out of masking paper [for just the white ring], and stamped on the images using Versafine Onyx Black ink. [Such a gorgeous, solid inkprint for the initial stamping!]

I stamped the sentiment and cut down for dual strips, adhered onto the base with foam tape, and added some gems for "prettiness" :).  Yep, I do like this card!


While I didn't use any of the "retired stamps, you can see them all HERE.  They are now 35% off!  Yes, my 15% off stamp code works on this price also!



Thanks for stopping by~




Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Thinking of You


Happy Tuesday everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch

Fall is in full swing here in New England and the trees are turning such pretty shades of oranges, reds and yellows. In honor of fall, I decided to create a fall card using the oak trees in my yard as inspiration. I pulled out the Calm and Loving stamp set that is retiring and the Acorn Fri-dies to make my card.


I started off by stamping the "branch" on my card in brown ink using the Calm and Loving tree. I made this into a branch by curving the end


Next I used brown dye ink, "Carved Pumpkin" and "Mustard Seed" Distress Ink to do a toothbrush technique. I dabbed ink on an acrylic block, sprayed it with water and then dragged my tooth brush threw the watered down ink. I used my finger over the toothbrush to get the splatter effect.


While the card front was drying, I blended Distress Inks in green, yellow and orange onto a scrap of white cardstock. I then used the oak leaf from the Acorn Fri-dies to die cut two leaves from the ink blended paper.


My next step was to use the vein die from the set to emboss some veins into the yellow leaves.


I trimmed two scrap pieces of paper, one in orange and one and brown, into strips. I then stamped the sentiment from the Calm and Loving stamp set onto the orange strip.


My pieces were complete and then I assembled my card.


The sentiment strip was adhered using foam adhesive and I added the jute bow to "tie" the leaves together.


My last step was to adhere some sequins randomly around the edges of everything. 

That is all from me today. If you want to do some shopping, use my code NORASENTME in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store to get an additional 15% off, even sale prices!!


I thank you for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS day!!


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Monday, October 7, 2019

And the Winners are...

Thank you to everyone who played along in our World Card Making Day Challenge!
It was so much fun to see your wonderful creations. It certainly looks like there was a lot of fun being had in craft rooms across the world! 

I have a few random prizes to give out! With the help of random.org, the following players have won the in-stock stamp set OR Fri-Die of their choice:

Congratulations! Email me at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com with your set choice and mailing address.  

Now for the Grand Prize!
I really really really had a tough time choosing a winner. There were so many beautiful cards!
I got it narrowed down to 5 that I just loved and truthfully, I have been looking at them all afternoon trying to decide which one should win. 
I finally got it narrowed down to 2 fabulous cards.
One of them used pattern paper in fun and delightful ways, the other was bold and graphic and made me smile. They both just made me happy to look at them and I just couldn't give either of them up so I decided to have TWO Grand Prizes! 
I am thrilled to announce the Two Winners:

Congratulations to you both! I am super excited to have you guest design with us! 
Please email me at info@cas-ualfridaysstamps.com and we'll work out the details :)

Hugs to you all!
Michele



Saturday, October 5, 2019

World Card Making Day Challenge!


Happy World Card Making Day!!!
October 5th is the happiest day of the year for cardmakers! It's the day that unites us all across the world as we all take to our crafty spaces to happily create all day long. 
We are very excited to celebrate WCMD with you and have a special challenge planned just for you!

We want to see your cards created this weekend: Birthday cards, Thank you cards, Holiday cards, Any Kind Of CARDS... link them up here for your chance to WIN!

What could you win? I'm so glad you asked! 
We will have a couple of random winners who will receive prize codes, and the Grand Prize winner will win a Guest Design spot here with the Girl Fridays, complete with a product prize package! 
We would love to see your CAS-ual Fridays creations BUT everyone is welcome to play and will be eligible to win regardless of which products you use.

The Girl Fridays have prepared an inspiration parade for you to get your cardmaking mojo going. Let's take a look...

A lovely card from Larissa using our Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die with Peaceful Garden stamps


A to "Die" for coffee card from Lisa using our Coffee Cup, To Go Cup, Bubble Box and Huggable Critters Fri-Dies!

A Tea-rific card from Maria using our Serendipi-tea stamps and Teapot Fri-Dies


A cheerful beauty from Michelle using our Full On Floral stamps and Sweet Friend Fri-Dies


Sweet encouragement card from Nora using Pretty Posies stamps and Posies Fri-Dies


Gorgeous holiday card from Shona using our Bubble Box and Funky Flakes Fri-Dies with our Joy stamps

A bold birthday card from Vicki using our Bold Wishes and Mon Ami stamps with Mon Ami Fleur Fri-Dies




We can't wait to see your fabulous WCMD creations! 
Link them up here before 11:55 am Mountain time on Monday October 7th for your chance to win! 
Random prize winners will be notified throughout the weekend and the Grand Prize winner will be announced here Monday night.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter






Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Fight Like a Girl!!

Hello Crafty Friends!! 
Larissa here today to share an Encouragement Card!! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and CAS-ual Friday's Stamps has some of the most AMAZING Cancer related Products!! All of which are on SALE this month!! 
 I started by using the Modern Petals Stencil along with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink!!
 Next I Stamped the Tutu Image with Versa Mark Ink and used some WoW Glitter Embossing Powder to Emboss it!! I used the coordinating Ballerina Fri-Dies to Die Cut the Image out!! I also Stamped and Embossed the Word Ribbon Image and used the coordinating Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die to Die Cut it out!!
I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment from the Calling All Sistahs and Word Ribbon Stamp Sets onto the side of the Cardbase!! 
I added some Black Soot Distress Ink Splatters and then adhered the Word Ribbon using Foam Tape!! I adhered the Tutu Image using Foam Tape too!! Then added a few Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent Jewels for some extra Sparkle!!  
I adhered the Card Panel onto a Scalloped Frame that I inked with some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to make it POP!! Then adhered it to a Black Cardbase using some Foam Tape!! I LOVE the way it turned out and I hope I've given you some inspiration for those card of Encouragement that you might need to send!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!! 
Please visit the CAS-ual Friday's Shop for LOTS of SALES!! 
You can use my Discount Code LARISSASENTME, to save 15% off on all of the goodies in the CFS Shop, including the SALE items!! WHOOP WHOOP!!