Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Day 4 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps April 2020 Release

Happy Hump Day!!! It is Wednesday for all you people whose days are getting all clumped together. I rarely know what day it is myself but as I am posting ahead of time, I need to know the date!!

Today I am posting two of my FAVORITE projects that I created for the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps April 2020 Release. They are so different from each other too!!

My first card I used the brand new Blossom Bubble Stencil and paired it with a sentiment from last month's Terrific Flowers Stamp Set for a clean and simple card.

This brought me back to high school days when I first started making cards. I used to use stencils and acrylic paint to create scenes on card fronts. Instead of using paint, I made a scene with the Blossom Bubble Stencil and dye ink. I started off by masking the card front with an open circle in the center. I placed the Blossom Bubble Stencil over the circle and stenciled two flowers using three different pink Distress Inks.

I them used a small dauber to stencil the flower centers with yellow.

I masked off the flowers with post it tape and used green to stencil in the stems and the leaves. I changed up where I wanted the leaves from the stencil-which is something I LOVE about using stencils to create a card!!!

I removed the Blossom stencil and shaded in around the inside edges of the circle mask in a teal color, as well as heat embossed a sentiment in gold from the Terrific Flowers Stamp Set.

I am not sure if you can see from the photos but I dry embossed a frame around the outside of the white card panel. My last step was to adhere it to an A2, top folded card base. This card was SO EASY and so fun to make!!

My next card I used the new Bold Flowers Stencil, a sentiment from Pretty Posies stamp set and the Sweet Friend's Fri-die to create my card.

I created the background by pairing the new Bold Blossom Flower Stencil with Ultramarine Color Burst on watercolor paper.

The Color Burst is a powder I sprinkled in between the stencil and then misted water over the top. There was so much color on top of the stencil that I then dipped the panel into that, creating what you see. I even had enough to make a second panel that I put away for a different time.

I let the panel dry and mounted it onto an A2 card base. I then adhered the "friend" die cut to the front. I used a shimmer pen over the black sentiment and then covered it with Glossy Accents.

I stamped a sentiment from the Pretty Posies stamp set in black. I adhered the sentiment strip under the "friend" die cut when the Glossy Accents dried.

My last step was to adhere some sequins that matched the background around the sentiment block.

I cannot tell you how pleased I am with this card!! I had never really used the Color Burst before and I have a couple bottles up on a shelf. I will definitely be trying this again with some other stencils.

These new products are available NOW in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp Store. Please use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order.

To see some more amazing projects with these new stencils, hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog to see what the other members of the design team created!!

I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I will be back tomorrow with another fun card I created for this release!! Have a FABULOUS day!!