Saturday, November 19, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Inspiration

Happy Saturday everyone!! I cannot believe that this Thursday is already THANKSGIVING!! So crazy!!!

Today I am here to show you a card I created using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mistletoe and Holly" stamp set.

I had this idea in my head to stamp the main mistletoe image in Versarmark ink onto white Bristol paper in a continuous pattern and heat emboss with white embossing powder. I then used my Zig's to do a little watercoloring.

At first, I was going to stay in the lines but it looked too plain so I got a bit messy. I also used the markers to splatter paint over the front of the card using a brush to brush technique with my paintbrush and the Zig's.

I did some masking for the sentiment. I did not have a good green ink pad to match the mistletoe so I used the same green Zig marker I painted with by it brushing right on the sentiment stamp and then stamping. It stamped better then I thought it would!!

I added glossy accents over the berries to give them a bit of shine.

To jazz it up, I adhered a strip of plaid pattern paper to the bottom of the panel and tied some red twine around the card so it overlapped both the white and the patterned paper. I mounted the card front using foam adhesive onto an A2, top folding card.

The couldn't let a card go without adding some sequins, could I? My las step was to add a few in red, white and green to match the accents and it was complete.

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I thank you for taking the time to stop by today!! Have a FABULOUS weekend!!

Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mistletoe ald Holly"
Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle (plaid), Recollections (kraft) and Strathmore Bristol Board
Other-Wagner Heat gun, Ranger "Fine White" embossing powder, Zig "Clean Color" markers, Memento "Tuxedo Black" dye ink, Multi-matte adhesive, Glossy Accents, Adhesive foam


Inkyfingers said...

This is such a pretty festive card Nora! I love the soft watercolour effect over the white embossing and the red twine is the perfect finishing touch.

Kelly Griglione said...

Wait, you colored the white embossing?! That's awesome! How fun. What a great card, Nora : )

Lisa said...

This is delightful and festive!!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card....and that beautiful plaid at the bottom, just amazing!