Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Casual Comfort" Inspiration

Hello everyone!! Today it is my turn for a little CAS-ual Fridays Stamps inspiration.

I chose to use the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Casual Comfort" stamp set and the matching "Casual Trees" Fri-dies to make two cards. When I sit down to create cards lately I am trying to make more then one at a time. I have also needed a lot of encouragement cards for various people so the "Casual Comfort" set was the perfect set to play with.

Before I even figured out my card design, I die cut two trees out of Kraft card stock and two trees out of vellum using the "Casual Trees" Fri-dies. On the Kraft die cuts, I used liquid enamel dots to create the illusion of flowers. On the vellum, I used clear glitter glue for the same effect. As they were drying, I designed my cards.

For my first card, I chose to use a bit of patterned paper on the card and a butterfly punch paired with the CAS-ual Fridays stamps.

I adhered a 3 3/4" by 3 3/4"piece of  paisley patterned paper onto a purple, A2 card base. I then added a purple card stock frame that I had adhered over vellum.

The frame was created by using the smaller circle from the "Ornament Tag" Fri-dies. When I purchase a die, I always try to stretch them beyond their original purpose and this die was perfect for this frame. I even used the circle from the middle of the frame as a starting point for my second card!!

Next I adhered one of each of the Kraft  and vellum "Casual Trees," so that the tops were opposite of each other.  I stamped "sending comfort" in purple ink onto a white card stock strip and used foam adhesive to adhere it to the card.

I punched a butterfly out of burnt orange card stock and adhered it over part of the sentiment strip. My last step was to adhere some clear sequins onto the card front.

My second card's design is a bit simpler.

My first step was to blend "Peacock Feathers" distress ink onto a white, A2 card front. I then misted it with water and patted the water off with a paper towel. I splattered silver mist over the ink and water and set the card front aside to dry.

While the card front was drying, I used the purple circle scrap from my first card to heat emboss the sentiment from the "Casual Comfort" stamp in silver.

Like the first card, I adhered the "Casual Trees" die cuts so that the stem tops were opposite of each other. I used foam adhesive to adhere the sentiment circle over the die cuts.

My last step was to adhere orange flowers that I had die cut using the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "4 Petals" Fri-dies. I added a bit of silver glitter glue in the middle of each of them to match the silver sentiment.

I really like how using the same products with a touch of different papers and a few dies can make two completely different looking cards. I challenge you to give it a try.

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I thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!!


Card #1
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Casual Comfort"
Dies-CAS-ual Friday Stamps "Casual Trees" and "Ornament Tags" Fri-dies
Paper-Paisley Patterned Paper-Nicole, Vellum, Purple and Burnt Orange card stock-Bazzill, Kraft and white card stock-Paper Studio, Stampin Up! "Perfect Plum" card stock card base
Ink-Stamping Up! "Plum Pudding" dye ink
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Nuvo Gloss-"Crushed Grape," Stickles "Diamond, Ranger Matte Adhesive, 3M Foam Adhesive, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Card #2
Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Casual Comfort"
Dies-CAS-ual Friday Stamps "Casual Trees," "Ornament Tags" and "4 Petals" Fri-dies
Paper-Vellum, Purple and Burnt Orange card stock-Bazzill, Kraft and white card stock-Paper Studio
Ink-Versamark, Ranger "Peacock Feathers" Distress Ink
Other-Sizzix Big Shot, Nuvo Gloss-"Crushed Grape," Stickles "Diamond" and "Silver", Ranger Matte Adhesive, 3M Foam Adhesive, Prima "Chrome" spray mist, Ranger Mini-Mister, Wagner Heat gun


Hannelie said...

Beautiful inspiration Nora!
Thank you!

Lisa said...

What a pretty pair of cards Nora!! I like the paisley on the first one and the beautiful colors on both!

Susanne Vargas said...

Great encouragement cards! Love the layout of the first one!

Inkyfingers said...

I love to see different looks with the same set Nora and I love how you have given us a very bold vibrant design and then a soft and delicate one!

Kim S said...

Absolutely beautiful. Vibrant colors - so perfect for sending comfort and strength.