Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Inspiration

Happy Hump Day!!

It is my turn for inspiration over at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I am sharing a card that I created using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Bring On the Snowflakes" stamp set with "Snowy Sayings." I decided to go with a "Christmas in July" theme.

I wanted to do something extremely simple because most people make Christmas cards in bulk and like easy designs. I decided to add some small elements like sequins and silver thread to jazz it up a bit, to make the card seem like it took longer to make then it did.

I started off by stamping the snowflakes from both CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets randomly with two different green inks and a gray dye ink onto a white card stock base measuring 4 1/4" by 5 1/2."

I then stamped the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Snowy Sayings" with black archival ink. I trimmed the panel 1/8" on the top and on the the right side and wrapped silver thread along the top before adhering it to a gray card stock base.

My last step was to adhere sequins in different sizes in green, silver and clear to the middle of random snowflakes. Totally easy but I think the effect is so pretty!! This card would be really easy to make in stages, as well as in bulk. You could have all your home made holiday cards done in no time!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful day!!


Stamps-CAS-ual Friday Stamps-"Bring On the Snowflakes" and "Snowy Sayings"
Paper-White-Hobby Lobby, Gray-Stamping Up!
Inks-Hero Arts "Green Hills," Simon Says Stamp! "Green Leaf," WPlus9 "Silver Lining" and Ranger Archival "Jet Black"
Other-DMC Silver thread, Sequins


Patti said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE how you photograph your cards! so bright and pretty!!


Leigh Penner said...


Happy Dance said...

Fantastic CAS Christmas card, Nora! LOVE those greens paired with the gray. And using sequins in the centers was brilliant; they're still totally mailable! Very fun card. Love it! Bev

Inkyfingers said...

I love this CAS festive card Nora! Right up my street and I love the unusual colours. Hope you had a wonderful 20th Anniversary - you day in NYC looked great even if your feet were sore.
Carol x

Joyce said...

This is such a pretty card. Love your non traditional color scheme, and it does really look like the card took a long time to make.

Jean said...

A gorgeous winter card! Great combination!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous design and color combo on this card, and I love how you added the thread...such a great detail! Another beautiful card, Nora!