Thursday, July 14, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Christmas in July Release Party Sneak Peek Day 5

Hello everyone!! It is another day of sneak peeks from the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps sets that will be available this Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the store.

Today I am excited to show you two cards that I created. One showcases the new "Mistletoe & Holly" set and the other is a simple card I created using the "Holly Jolly Borders" set-one of my new FAVORITES!!

For my first card, I started by stamping the mistletoe image from the "Mistletoe & Holly" stamp set onto white card stock and then coloring it in with Copic markers. 

I then stamped the sentiment from the same set under the mistletoe. Next, I adhered borders that I created using the "Holly Jolly Borders" set above in below the stamping.

To give the bow a little sparkle, I covered it with clear Wink of Stella. I also covered each of the berries on the mistletoe with Glossy Accents.

While that was drying, I stamped the background with the new "Starlequin" stamp on red card stock with black ink. I adhered the red paper to a top folding, white A2 card base. I then adhered a green patterned paper banner that I created from a scrap.

Th last step was to adhere the stamped panel onto the card front using foam adhesive. I have to say, this is one of my favorite cards that I created from this release. It all seemed to come together so easily.

For my second card, I used the new "Holly Jolly Borders" set for all the stamping.

I first stamped the sentiment border in red onto a top folding, white A2 card base. I then set it aside and stamped multiple borders in black on white card stock. I colored each of the borders in with different shades of green using Copic markers.

I adhered the green stamped panels using foam adhesive on each side of the red sentiment. To finish off the card, I placed red gems randomly in the sentiment block.

For more fabulous sneak peeks using these stamps, please hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog for all the links to the other designers blogs. You don't want to miss all their beautiful projects! Also, three winners will be drawn randomly from all the comments that are made on the designers blogs this week. Who doesn't love a prize?

To get 15% off your next CAS-ual Fridays Stamps purchase, use my code nora2016.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you have a fabulous day!!


Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love your mistletoe coloring and your border stamp card is so clever! Love the sequins on the red panel.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! These cards are so festive! Gorgeus!!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The Starliquin makes a great background
to go with the mistletoe and Christmas.
Wonderful card.
thanks for sharing.

Anita in France said...

Fabulous cards, Nora ... the mistletoe is so whimsical and fun, the stripes are crisply graphic and contemporary ... both bold and brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Teresa Doyle said...

These are fantastic Nora. The first one is elegant with the beautiful red background. The second one is amazing too. I had to read it all to see what you did as it was deceiving. Just gorgeous!

Sue Smith said...

Nora, fabulous cards. I love the design of your green border stamp and the Merry kiss-mas card is beautiful :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your first card is very elegant - love it! And very creative 2nd card.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Love those backgrounds! The Starlequin set is so fun! Love the mistletoe also!

Jean said...

These are fantastic! Fabulous use of the pattern! Very "fresh" Christmas cards!

Kim Heggins said...

Incredible these new stamps, so sweet!

Barb Ghig said...

Really beautiful cards, Nora! I love how you played with the border stamp, and your details are fabulous!