Thursday, March 23, 2017

On the Blog With CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Stretching Your Stamps

Happy Thursday everyone!! It is my turn on the CAS-ual Stamps Blog. I created a card that took a look at my stamps in a different way.

As a crafter, I am sure you have oodles of supplies. However, what if you didn't? Would you be able to look at the stamps sets you have and create something that you didn't have? I sometimes challenge myself to do this to see what I could come up with. I wanted a large butterfly so I looked through my CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets and used "Sassy Smiles" and "Pretty Posies" to create one.

I started off this card by stamping four leaves from the "Pretty Posies" stamp set with white pigment ink onto vellum and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I then colored the leaves in with gold and green sparkle markers. I cut the leaves out and gave them a second layer of color. I set them aside to dry.

While the leaves were drying, I stamped the heart from "Sassy Smiles" in black, overlapping to create the butterfly body. I then used scissors to cut the body out.

On the card base, I used embossing paste and a stencil to get a lace overlay. I then flicked green and gold mist spray over it to get a "messy" look. I placed a blended panel that had a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Be" stamped in black.

I took the leaves and arranged them to look like the top and bottom of butterfly wings and adhered them to the sentiment panel. I adhered the body over the wings and used floss to make some antennae. The body needed a bit of oomph so I added some clear sparkle marker on top and then covered it with Glossy Accents.

My last step was to adhere some sequins on the butterfly wings, as well as on the card front.

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I thank you for stopping by and hope that this helps you look with a new eye at your stamp sets.



Stamps-                                       "Be"                                "Pretty Posies"                       "Sassy Smiles"

Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Squeezed Lemonade," "Scattered Straw," and "Spiced Marmalade," Hero Arts Unicorn "White" Pigment Ink, Hero Arts "Black"
Embossing Powder-Ranger Detail "White"
Paper-Neenah Solar White, PaperTrey Ink Vellum
Other-Tim Holtz "Ornate" Stencil, Wagner Heat Tool, Prima Mist Spray "Emerald" and "Gold Foil," Spectrum Noir Sparkle-"Gold" and "Blue Ocean," Ranger Small Blending Tool