Saturday, June 25, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. I know I am but it is slipping away TOO FAST!!!

Today I am excited to share some cards that I created using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Imagine Crafts supplies for our BLOG HOP!  You should have come here from Mary's Blog. Please be sure to hop and comment on each Design Team members blog post to be eligible to win two amazing prizes up for grabs.

Imagine Crafts was generous enough to send us some goodies of our choice. I chose the "Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor ink pad and the Fireworks! Spray in "Tangelo" and "Lady Bug."


On my first card, I chose to use just the Kaleidacolor "Melon Medley" ink pad with my stamps. The card may be bright but it reminds me of sunshine and the colors are perfect to cheer up a sick friend.

I used CAS-ual Fridays "Wallflower" stamp set to stamp the flowers down on the bottom of the card with the "Melon Medley" ink. I made sure that I was able to get two different colors on each of the flowers when I stamped them.

Next I used a sponge dauber to add the "Daffodil" color from the Kaleidacolor pad. I made sure that the yellow covered all of my stamped flowers. I then dabbed a bit of the "Cantaloupe" on to a piece of acetate, misted the ink with some water and then splattered orange on to the back of my card.

I did not have the right color orange paper that I wanted to use on this card so I created my own. I cut a strip of white card stock and used the "Cantaloupe" ink from the Kaleidacolor pad to blend the perfect match. I then stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Pretty Posies" set with Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink.

I enjoyed making the outside of my card so much that I decided to stamp a panel for the inside of the card. I used a different flower from CAS-ual Fridays "Wallflower" set to stamps flowers in "Carrot," and the flower middles with "Chartreuse." I then blended "Cantaloupe" ink all around the edges.

For my second card, I chose to use the Kaleidacolor ink pad and the "Tangelo" Fireworks! product for my card.

The first step on this card was to mist the "Tangelo" spray onto a Kraft A2 note card. I have never used this mist before and boy does it pack a punch. It was hard to photograph but it gives a nice shimmer to the kraft card base, which surprised me. I set this aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

I worked on the focal point of the card while the background was drying. I stamped and embossed images from CAS-ual Fridays "Pretty Posies" set onto a small rectangle of white card stock. I then blended the inks from the "Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor over the panel. For the tiny spots in the large flower, I used Q-tips to blend the small spaces. I then mounted the panel onto a piece of black card stock to make it pop.

I created a banner from a green scrap of patterned paper and adhered it to the card front. I then added the matted flower panel using foam adhesive. I embossed a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Wonderful Words" set in white on a black scrap of card stock and adhered it over the inked panel with foam adhesive. My last step was to adhere some sequins in orange and yellow on the stamped rectangle.

On my last card, I wanted the color to be toned down a bit.

First I sprayed a bit of each of the mists onto a piece of acetate, added a bit of water and used the Fireworks! sprays like a watercolor. I painted both colors randomly onto a piece of watercolor paper. I also took the paintbrush and flicked it over the panel using some "Ladybug" Fireworks! to get some splatters.

I used a heat gun to dry the background. I then stamped the "happy" sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Shenanigans" stamp set in "Delicata" "Golden Glitz" pigment ink and the "Carrot" color in the Kaleidacolor ink pad. I used foam adhesive to layer the completed panel onto a white A2 card base.

Next I made a nest of gold thread where I wanted to put my sentiment block. I used glue dots to adhere it to the card front. I then stamped the "birthday" sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays "Shenanigans" stamp set onto a red card stock strip using the "Delicata" pigment ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I used foam adhesive to give the large sentiment a bit of POP from the card. My last step was to adhere a few gold sequins onto the card front.

I had such fun using all of the Imagine Crafts products with the CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets. I love that the Kaleidacolor pad has so many options on ways to use it. I also loved the Fireworks" sprays. I will definitely getting a few more colors to play with in the future!!

If you like any of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets, please head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store and use my code nora2016 to get 15% off your purchase!!

New up is Katherina's Blog. If you get lost along the way, hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog or the Imagine Crafts Blog for a complete set of links for the hop.

I thank you for stopping by and making it through this long post. I hope you have a FABULOUS Saturday!!

Imagine Crafts-"Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor ink pad, "Tangelo" and "Ladybug" Fireworks Spray, Memento "Tuxedo Black," Delicata "Golden Glitz" pigment ink, Versamark ink
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-"Wallflower," "Pretty Posies," "Wonderful Words," and "Shenanigans" stamp sets
Other-Kraft, White, Black, orange and Red card stock-Bazzill, Thread-DMC, Ranger Multi Matte Adhesive, 3M Foam adhesive, Sequins, Sponge Daubers, Q-tips, Ranger gold and white embossing powder, heat gun