Thursday, December 15, 2016

Inspiration with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Thursday!! I hope everyone is doing well. Today it is my turn with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for a bit of inspiration. To be honest, it was nice to sit down and create something. I have not felt like doing this in a while. I have had ideas in my head but then just cannot get my butt into the craft room to implement them.

The card below is one of the ideas that has been percolating.

I decided to mix two CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets, "Love Notes," an oldie but goodie, and "Mistletoe and Holly," a recently released Christmas set. I try to do this as much as I can so I can stretch my stamps a bit. The "Love Notes" set was originally a Valentine release but I thought it would be fabulous to use for Christmas.

First I stamped the music from "Love Notes" with gold ink onto white card stock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Next I stamped the sentiment from "Mistletoe and Holly" in clear ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I then liberally splashed the front with mist spray in gold, cherry and citron mist.

When the card front was dry, I die cut the card front and layered onto a card pink card that I had adhered a gold striped piece of patterned paper.

The last step was to adhere metallic sequins in gold, pink and green over the hearts on the end of the notes. I did not really have to do this but I wanted the notes to stand out a bit more and look more festive then they did. The mist kind of made them blend in too much to the background.

I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps to mix and match them for different occasions.

Want to do a little shopping for yourself for Christmas? Use my code nora2016 over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store for a 15% discount. Stamps make GREAT stocking stuffers!!

Have a FABULOUS Thursday!!

Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Love Notes" and "Mistletoe and Holly"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, Teresa Collins (gold striped) and PaperTrey Ink "Raspberry Fizz"
Ink-Versamark and Delicata Gold Pigment Ink
Mist-Heidi Swapp "Gold," "Wild Cherry" and "Citron"
Embossing Powder-Ranger "Gold Tinsel" and Crystal Creations "Shimmering Silver"
Other-Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte Adhesive, Scotch Dot Adhesive, Big Shot