Friday, March 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Release Blog Hop!!

Happy Friday everyone!!  What better way to kick off the weekend with a BLOG HOP!!! Just warning you, this post is a bit photo heavy so be prepared!!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps has a new mini release that we have been seeing sneak peeks from all week on the designers blogs. Today we are hopping along for some prizes!!!! Five random winners will be picked from the comments on the designers blogs to win $20 gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store and ONE random winner will be picked from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog comments to win a $50 gift certificate. How is that for a celebration?

You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog but if you have gotten lost along the way, the complete list of all the designers participating  blogs are below.

Today I am sharing cards I created with the new "Rad" stamp that is available NOW at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store. These stamps screamed more "boy" to me so I wound up creating four masculine cards with them.

My first card is a graduation card. I created this card for my nephew for his high school graduation this spring.

I started off by stamping some of the sentiments in the "Rad" set in light gray on a white panel. (really hard to see, but it is there!!) I layered the stamped panel over a white, A2, top folding card base.

I then stamped "grad" in red over the gray words. Next I used foam adhesive to adhere a silver embossed sentiment strip above the "grad" sentiment.

I finished the card by adhering some "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies" stars and sequins onto the card front.

My second card I used the "Rad" set along with the new "Modern Petals" stamp set to create a simple, masculine card.

I started off by stamping the funky squares from the "Modern Petals" stamp set in different greens on a scrap of white card stock . I then adhered the white panel onto an A2 sized, green card. I adhered a scrap of green patterned paper over the stamped panel, topping it off with a strip of gold. (hard to tell in the photo but it has been as gloomy as can be and this was the best I could get!!)

I finished off the card by stamping and embossing a sentiment in gold that I created from the plethora of words in the "Rad" set. So simple yet a perfect masculine card!!

The third card I created I just used the "Rad" set to make a simple, graphic birthday card.

I stamped sentiments from the set in kraft and red onto a Kraft card base. I then added some "Fun Fetti" stars that I had left over from the first card to fill in some empty space in the sentiment block.

I used a scoreboard to make a score above the top of the sentiment block and then added a piece of Washi tape and a scrap of patterned paper to the bottom to finish off this simple card.

For my last card, I experimented a little bit.

I used some Colorburst in two different greens on watercolor card stock to create the background. I then splashed a bit of mist spray in gold over the top.

While this was drying, I stamped and embossed a sentiment strip in green using "Rad." I also die cut some stars using the "Fun Fetti Fri-Dies" out of gold paper.

I adhered the dried, green background I created over an A2 card base. I then made a nest out of some gold floss and layered the sentiment over it. To complete the card, I adhered the die cut stars and a few sequins to the card front.

Has this hop inspired you to shop? Use my code nora2017 to get 15% off your total order.

Next stop will be Kimberly's blog. Don't forget to leave some comments for a chance to win!!

Here is the complete blog list if you have gotten lost along the way!!

Special Guest: Nicole Picadura
Special Guest: Irit Shalom
Nora Noll<(You are Here)

Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!