Friday, August 17, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps August 2018 Release: Be a Unicorn Stamp set and Unicorn Fri-die

Hi everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your day.

Today I am have a card showcasing the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Be a Unicorn" and matching "Unicorn Fri-Die." 

I created the background by doing watercoloring with distress ink and then flicking silver, white and lavender mist over the background. I added some stars I had cut out of silver paper using the "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies."

The unicorn was colored in with Copic Markers. I used Diamond Stickles to draw lines in the mane and then added a few gems. (To see these details, click on the photo to enlarge it.) I adhered the unicorn to the card front using foam adhesive. 

I completed the card by heat embossing a sentiment from the stamp set in silver.

Here is a sneak peek of the new products:

These are available today in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Store. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order!!

To view some more sneak peeks of these fabulous sets, please hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. I thank you for stopping by today!! Have a great day!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Altenew August 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Happy Wednesday!! 

Just popping in before I take my father and step mother out to lunch to post a card I created using the Altenew August 2018 Challenge as my inspiration. 

I LOVED this challenge because it paired two of my favorite colors together-orange and blue!!

I dug out my Altenew "Persian Motif" stamp set and randomly stamped, and then heat embossed, the images around my card with gold embossing powder. 

I then used my Zig Clean color markers to paint the colors on my flowers. I did a bit of flicking with the orange and blue paint when I was done painting.

I stamped and embossed a gold sentiment using the Altenew "Super Script" sentiment on to vellum and then cut it out. To complete my card I added a few sequins with clear gems on top.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a fabulous day!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch #284

Happy Tuesday!! 

Not so happy for me but am digesting some bad news today that I cannot post about quite yet. Please keep my father in your prayers as he is going in for some tests on Friday and all prayers are needed!!

Just popping in with a card I created using this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch #284 as my inspiration. Here is the card I made:

I actually flipped the sketch upside down for my card.



I actually took a little liberty on my card because I didn't add the extra card panel but chose to just make my pentagon flat on my card base.

The snail is from Avery Elle and the sentiment is Paper Trey Ink.

I am planning on sending this with Charlotte on Saturday so she has some birthday cards to give some of her friends when she is at college. 

Thank you for stopping by tonight!! Have a fabulous evening!!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Birthday Card for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #302, Seize the Birthday, and Freshly Made Sketches Sketches #349

Hello everyone!! I hope you all had a great day. It was a very hot day today so I spent some time in my craft room. I created some cards for some challenges.

My first card is a birthday card.

I used the Hello Bluebird "Pig Day" and My Favorite Things Stamp "Happy Hippos" to create my card.

I masked off the back to make a background with Twisted Citrus and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. 

The images were colored in with Copic Markers. I covered certain parts with a Sparkle Marker and Glossy Accents.

My next card I created using Freshly Made Sketches #349 as my inspiration.

I started off using the Doodlebug Design "Happy" die cut from the Sweet Summer. I used patterned paper from the coordinating 6 by 6 Sweet Summer Collection paper pad.

The hippo is from My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos" stamp set. They were colored in using Copic markers. The balloons were covered with Sparkle marker and Glossy Accents.

The "birthday" stamped sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

I am sending both these cards off to college with Charlotte to use for friends' birthdays.

Now one more card that I created for a private FB board I am on.

I made this for a friend that lost his mother. The cross is from "Paper Smooches," the flowers are Simon Says Stamp and I am not sure where the stencil is from.

The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

Well that is all from me today. I thank you for stopping by. Have a great night!!

(Affiliate links used when possible at no extra cost to you. Asterisk (*) used to indicate them.)
Paper-*Neenah Solar White, *Doodlebug Design "Sweet Summer" 6" x 6" paper pad
Ink-*Memento "Tuxedo Black,” *Ranger “Dusty Concord” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Twisted Citron” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Mowed Lawn” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Peeled Paint” Distress Ink, *Ranger “Vintage Photo,” Distress Ink, *Versamark Ink, *Tide Pool
Stamps-Avery Elle, My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos,"  Hello Bluebird "Pig Day," Paper Trey Ink "2011 Birthday Tags," Simon Says Stamp "Watercolor Friendly Flowers"
Dies-My Favorite Things "Happy Hippos," Hello Bluebird "Pig Day," *Honey Bee Stamps "Hexagon Dies," My Favorite Things "Pierced Circle Dies" (retired), *Paper Smooches "Crosses," Simon Says Stamp "Watercolor Friendly Flowers"

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thinking of You-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Happy Friday everyone!! I am up on the CAS-aul Fridays Blog today with a card I created. Below is a sneak peek.

Please hop on over to the blog to see a photo tutorial on how I came up with this card design. Thanks for stopping by!!

(Affiliate links used when possible at no extra cost to you. All are indicated by an *asterisk.)

Stamps-*CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Calm and Loving," "Breathe," "Pretty Posies" and "Peace and Comfort"
Dies-*CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Pretty Posies Fri-dies"
Ink-Hero Arts *"Fresh Lawn" and *"Lime Green," Gina K Amalgam Black Ink, *Ranger Mustard Seed Oxide Ink
Paper-*Neenah Solar White
Other-*Big Shot Machine, *Glossy Accents, *Tonic Nuvo Glitter Gloss Marker