Friday, December 22, 2017

Friday with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Friday everyone!! Is everyone ready for Christmas? I am as ready as I will ever be!!

Today is my turn on the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Blog. I started off with making ONE card but wound up making THREE!!! Sometimes that just happens, you know? I am warning you ahead of time that this post is a bit heavy on the photos.

It all started off with my first card.

I created this card using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sugar Plum Fairy stamp set, the Ornament Tag and Funky Flakes Fri-dies.

I started off by using the Ornament Tag and Funky Flakes dies to create a decorative die cut frame.

I used white card stock as the base of all my die cuts.

I then sandwiched the snowflakes between the two circle "frames" I created.

I cut off the excess snowflake edges and  decided to coat everything in Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. I actually did a couple passes with the ink and powder because on the first try I stuck my finger in the hot powder and smudged it. Ouch!

As this piece was drying, I created a circle mask and did some ink blending on a white, A2 card front. I added some water droplets over the top of the blending and dried it with a heat tool.

I then stamped the sentiment in one of the ink colors and added the snowflake frame on top.

I had so much fun making this card that I created a second one using a square frame this time.

Instead of embossing the frame, I left it white. The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Lovely Blessings stamp set and I added a Fun-Fetti heart I die cut in red and covered with a sparkle pen.

When I was done, I noticed that I had a white circle with the negative of one of the snowflakes that I had die cut for my first card. It kept calling to me as I was cleaning up. Here is the card that I created using that small scrap as my inspiration.

I layered the white scrap over the pink glitter circle to make an ornament out of it. I used the Ornament Tag Fri-die for the whole ornament.

I layered my ornament over some pink polka dot paper and silver card stock that matched the top of the ornament. I used the Christmas Sparkle stamp set for the embossed sentiment.

My last step was to add sequins randomly over the card front.

Okay, I promise I am DONE!! I apologize for all my photos today but I was on a roll with all of these cards. If any of you would like to buy any of the dies or stamps I used today, head on over to CAS-ual Fridays and use my code: nora2017 for 15% off of your order. This includes sale items too!!

I thank you for taking the time out of all your holiday prep and stopping by today.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Supplies:
Stamps-Christmas Sparkle, Lovely Blessings and Sugar Plum Fairy
Dies-Ornament Tag, Funky Flakes and Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Beautiful cards, Loving the glitter! Happy Holidays to you, Nora!

Lisa Elton said...

These are all so pretty Nora!

Kara Lynne said...

I can see why you couldn't stop at just one card! They are all beautiful and I enjoyed your photo tutorial. I've burned my fingers like that too - hazard of the trade I guess :) Merry Christmas, Nora!

Jean said...

These are absolutely stunning and your tutorial photos are terrific. Happy New Year!

Stef Perry said...

Oh my, Nora all three cards are stunning! Love the colors for each card and all the gorgeous sparkle. Well done utilizing a leftover to create that pretty ornament fornthe third card!

Kim S said...

I absolutely love the "windows" of snowflakes you created - they are lovely!! Happy New Year!!