Tuesday, July 12, 2016

CAS-ual Friday Stamps Christmas in July Release Day 3

Hello everyone!! It is Tuesday in blog land and I am here with some more new sneak peeks for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. All stamp sets shown here will be available this Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store. How exciting is that?

My first two cards were created with the new stamp set "Partridge in a Pear Tree."


I started off this card by stamping the large image with Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock. I then colored the image in using Copic markers. Next I covered the leaves, the bird and the bow with clear Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle. To make the pears stand out, I gave them a coat of Glossy Accents. I also used some Glossy Accents over the bow.


While that was drying, I layered pieces of patterned paper and card stock scraps over a top folding, Teal A2 card front. I also stamped the sentiment, also from "Partridge in a Pear Tree" in teal dye ink on a strip of white card stock.


I then layered the stamped piece over the card base using adhesive foam. The last step was to adhere the sentiment strip on top of the card.

For my second card, I combined the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Shenanigans" birthday set with "Partridge in a Pear Tree" to make a very simple birthday card.


I first stamped the present from the bottom part of the tree from the "Partridge in a Pear Tree" stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink onto white card stock. I colored in the present with Copic markers and went over it with clear Wink of Stella. To give it a bit of dimension, I used Glossy Accents over the bow and Nuvo Gloss White Crystal Drops to make the white stripes.


While the present was drying, I stamped the "celebrate" sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Shenanigans" in teal dye ink onto a ready made scalloped card front. 

When the present was dry, I fussy cut it out and then adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive. My last step was to pull it all together with a trio of pink sequins. 

My last card uses the new "Starlequin" stamp set that I combined with two other new CAS-ual Friday stamp sets-"Holly Jolly Borders" and "Mistletoe & Holly" that will be introduced further on in this release. 


I started off this card stamping a strip of kraft card stock in black with the "Starlequin" border stamp set. I then stamped a the sentiment from "Mistletoe & Holly" using a masking technique.


I adhered borders that I had stamped, colored in and cut out from the "Holly Jolly Borders" set above and below the "Starlequin" border. I then added a bit of shine with some clear Wink of Stella and blended a bit of Vintage Photo Distress ink on the edge of the entire strip. 


To complete the card, I layered the decorated kraft strip over a card front that I created using a piece of patterned paper and Distress ink. 

Aren't these new stamp sets amazing? I love that you can combine them with other sets to get some fun looks!!


For other great card ideas using these new stamp sets, please hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for links to the other designers blogs.  Three random prizes will be given away from the comments on the designers blogs so be sure to comment. You won't want to miss it!!




I thank you for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous day!!


10 comments:

Anita in France said...

Such a cute little partridge, Nora ... fabulous colouring and such luscious GA'd pears! Hugs, Anita :)

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Nora you've been busy! These are wonderful, a great job on all of them!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love these color combos!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love your coloring of the Partridge in a Pear Tree card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Celebrate, celebrate,.......
song is streaming through my mind.
It's a clean and simple card and so
pretty. Love the plaid on the
last card.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

Patti said...

I just LOVE all your festive cards, Nora! you are going to be WAY ahead of the game this holiday season!!

Patti

cghundley said...

Your cards are all
so festive looking
and the coloring is
wonderful!
Carla from Utah

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!Really beautiful cards! I love the second one! <3

Kim Heggins said...

Christmas in July...so many wonderful and sweet cards Nora, first one is my favorite, love that beautiful tree.

Macimbalo said...

So pretty, your color choices are stunning!