Friday, April 29, 2016

Day Five of the CAS-ual Fridays Release

So happy it is Friday!! One week closer to my summer vacation!!

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for the CAS-ual Fridays release tomorrow, April 30, 2016. Please be sure to visit the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today for one last time to enter to win a $15 prize. One winner for each day will be randomly chosen from each day and will be announced tomorrow on the blog.

Today the design team is featuring the "Tin Roof" stamp set and the "Smile" Fri-dies.

Once again, I created two cards using these products.

For my first card, I embossed the larger pattern from the "Tin Roof" stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper.

I then did some ink smooshing with Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. I was very precise where I wanted the color to go so I did it in stages, each color was done separately. I let the panel dry and adhered it to a green card base.

Next I added a piece of green patterned paper scrap to the bottom right of the card and the die cut sentiment and stamped sentiment strip over the top. The veneer heart was the last touch. I love how this card came out, so simple and bright!!

If you read my blog, you know that I often use scraps that are on my desk, "left overs" from other projects to make cards. I decided to challenge myself for the second card and use the scraps that littered my table from all my designing this week.

The first thing I did was use my MISTI tool and stamp the "Tin Roof" background using the smaller sized pattern in red onto a orange patterned paper scrap. My goal was to make the background look like fabric.

I layered the stamped background onto a Kraft card base. I then adhered the negative die cut piece of vellum at an angle. I added a scrap of paper that I had blended shades of red distress ink on over the vellum piece, and a white border I had die cut using the "Links Fri-dies."

I die cut the "Smile" sentiment from black card stock, adhered it to the card and covered it in Glossy Accents. The card still needed something so I pulled out some Red Stickles glitter glue and gave the middles of each "flower" of the "Tin Roof" pattern a small bit of shine.

I am so sad that this is the last day of the release but I had so much fun creating for this event. Please don't forget to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog for details on the release.

And there is a sale going on a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps too. See details here. You can use the code below to get even more off too!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a great weekend!!

Card #1

Card #2


Vicki Dutcher said...

Your inked smooshed bg is awesome!

Patti said...

Oh Nora!! these cards are just great! : ) I especially LOVE your smooshing!! I am a "smooshing wannabe" giggles but so far that technique has gotten the best of me (epic failure!)

Hope you are having a great weekend!


Inkyfingers said...

What a great pair of cards Nora and adding the gloss to the die cut smile was a genius idea that I will have to CASE!
Have a great weekend.
Carol x

Lindsey said...

Nora, I've been loving your CFS cards all week, especially your ink smoothed one here. Completely smitten by it! You've done such an amazing job with this release!!!

Anita in France said...

Great cards, Nora ... one soft and delicately smooshed, the other cool and graphic! Hugs, Anita :)

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, Nora! I love your pretty backgrounds!