Monday, July 26, 2021

Final Day of the CAS-ual Fridays July 2021 Release-Falling Leaves Stencil

 Hello Crafty Friends!! This is my second post for today. My first post with the NEW Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #524 is HERE.

I am popping in to show you the card I created with the CAS-Fridays NEW *Falling Leaves Stencil. I actually bit the bullet and made a shaker card-something that is SO NOT ME!!!

I started off this card by using the *Falling Leaves Stencil with Altenew *Seashore Mini Ink Cubes, creating an ombre effect with the leaves. I chose to make them lighter on top and the darkest on the bottom. I die cut the panel with a rectangle die and created my shaker card. (I am not going to do a tutorial on how I did the actual shaker. Here is a good link to show you how it is done.)

I adhered the shaker onto an A2, top folding card front that was the same color as the ink. I used the CAS-Fridays *WTF2 stamp set to stamp two of the sentiments onto white card strips. I adhered both of the sentiments across the top.

I covered the "Who totally forgot?" with a *Clear Sparkle Marker and *Glossy Accents. My last step was to adhere three sequins from the shaker mix around my sentiment block and my card was DONE!

I adore how this came out and have some future ideas on how I am going to use this stencil!!

The *Falling Leaves Stencil, as well as the whole release is available in the *NEW section of the CAS-aul Fridays Shop. Please use my code, NORASENTME, to get an extra 15% off your total order!!!

Be sure to hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see other fabulous projects using this new stencil by the Design Team, as well as to enter into a random prize drawing.

That is all from me today. I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by this week for all my new creations. I hope you all have a FABULOUS week!!!

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Time for a New Challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!!!

 Hi everyone!! Today I am popping in with a card I created for the new Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #524-Balloons. 

I used a digital stamp from Laurie Furnill Ink on Etsy. She generously donated to "The Sweeties" her Animal Digital Stamps to play with this round. 

To be honest, I had NEVER used a digital stamp before. It was a learning curve for me because you can resize them so you can add more than one a card. Since I wanted to do some detail coloring, I chose to only use one of the images on my card.

I used Copic markers in the warm grays (W00-W04) to color in my mouse. I did a dot technique to give her fur some texture. Below is the inspiration photo. I did not choose to use the colors as my inspiration but the theme.

The sky was created using a stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. 

The sentiment is from my stash. I altered it because I wanted something smaller for my card. Again, if I had more experience with using the digital stamp, I could have moved the adorable mouse over to use a more dynamic sentiment.

I layered the mouse over some colored cardstock that matched some of the colors I used for her outfit. I also chose to use some Glossy Accents over the pink balloon to give it some shine. 

This card was a lot of fun to make and I will definatly be playing around with digital stamps in the future. Be sure to check out the Cupcake Inspirations Blog to find out how to be eligible to win some images from Laurie Furnell Ink as well as to see some fabulous projects designed by the other design team members.

That is all from me today. I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by!!! Have a FABULOUS day!!!