Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You ROCK Card for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hello everyone!! Happy Wednesday!! Today it is my turn over at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.

I created a card using three different stamp sets and masking to create the sentiment block I wanted. I made this encouragement card for a friend that is going through a difficult time right now.

I started by stamping the "rock" sentiment with CAS-ual Fridays "Flower Power" using gold ink and heat embossing with gold embossing powder. I then masked part of the sentiment from the "Calling all Sistahs" stamp set to stamp and heat emboss the "you."

Next I mounted the white card stock onto an A2 card front that I had adhered some gold card stock so that it would match the gold in the sentiment. I usually mount my card fronts while they are flat because it is easier to adhere to the card base without bulky embellishments.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment strip using the "Sassy Smiles" stamp set and used foam adhesive to adhere it to the card. To finish, I added some gold sequins and little embellishments that I die cut from scraps of the gold card stock with CAS-ual Fridays "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies." I added a touch of gold glitter glue to the die cuts to mimic the flowers from the sentiment.

Masking sentiments to create a card is my "new" thing. You are only limited by your imagination on what you can come up with. CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has some AWESOME sets that can be combined and I think it is so fun to see what I can mix and "mask," as the case may be. (Sorry for the pun but I could not help it!!) I would love to see what you can come up with!!

If you feel treating yourself, hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store and use my code nora2017 to get a 15% discount off your shopping spree.

I am also playing along with The Paper Players Challenge PP332.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a FABULOUS day!!



~amy~ said...

How pretty! Love the heat embossing!

Happy Dance said...

Something special about gold and white. It's so clean and elegant. I love your masked-up sentiment. You've really made this work so perfectly! The gold behind your white panel really draws the eye right into your focal point, too. Such a wonderful card, Nora! Just love it! Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Nora this is so fun, the gold rocks!

Kim Heggins said...

Love your sweet card....what a wonderful sentiment.

Claire Broadwater said...

Love the sentiment and the heat embossing, Nora! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Joanne James said...

What a great combination of stamps to make your custom sentiment Nora - love the gold on white too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Inkyfingers said...

I love this clean and crisp design Nora and I'm with you about loving to mix up sentiment sets. The gold adds such a stylish touch.
Carol x

Anita in France said...

White and gold is such a rich, gorgeous colour combo, Nora ... it's fabulous here, both for the border and for the delicious touchable embossing! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job masking different elements on this card, Nora! Such a lovely color palette, too! All the pretty gold and fabulous sentiment will cheer up your friend, for sure!