Friday, July 10, 2015

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CAS-UAL Fridays & CAS-UAL Chic Challenges: Embossing!

Happy Friday!
Today I have 2 cards for 2 great challenges!
I rejoined the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge design team, yay!
You know I love my clean and simple cards, so I've always loved this challenge!

But the exciting news is that Michele created another challenge for those folks who love lots of layers and details, which is me too! haha! The new challenge is CAS-ual Chic, for Utterly Adorable Layers! Clever, huh?! Luckily she's letting me make cards for this challenge too! :)
I think it's going to be really fun creating two different looks with the same theme!

So, my 1st card, above, is for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, clean and simple.
This week's challenge is embossing, any kind!
I was going for a "chalkboard" look (I hope you can tell!) with an embossed sentiment!

Here's what I did:
1. Stamp "Smile" on card with Versamark
2. Heat emboss "Smile" with white embossing powder
3. Rub white pigment ink, strategically, all over card with kleenex
4. Apply white pigment ink along card edges straight from the ink pad
5. Fold washi tape in half and adhere to card
6. Cut out a little banner from patterned paper and sew to card
7. Inside, I added a white panel and stamped "it's your birthday...get your happy on" from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Whole Shebang stamp set.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sassy Smiles
Black cardstock
Jenni Bowlin patterned paper
Versamark ink
White pigment ink
White embossing powder
Heat tool
Washi tape
sewing machine, thread

Now...for those utterly adorable layers at the CAS-ual Chic Challenge!

(Close up of dry embossed flowers with Big Shot, kind of hard to see!)

I had a lot of fun with this card and used a lot of goodies! 

Here's what I did:
1. Stamp "Smile" on card with Versamark
2. Heat emboss "Smile" with white embossing powder
3. Cut 5 cardstock flowers from the Loving Blooms Fri-Dies
4. Place the 5 flower dies under the Pool Party cardstock and emboss with Big Shot
5. Rub white pigment ink strategically all over embossed cardstock with Kleenex
6. Sew the Pool Party cardstock to the Black cardstock 
(you could skip this step, it just allowed the top layer to kind of "float" on top of the black)
6. Die cut the little hearts strip with the Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies & staple to layered cardstock
7. Glue one little heart over the dot on the "i"
8. Wrap cardstock pieces with black & white twine and attach to card base with foam dimensionals
9. Inside, I added a white panel and stamped "it's your birthday...get your happy on" from the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Whole Shebang stamp set.

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sassy Smiles
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Loving Blooms Fri-Dies
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies
SU Pool Party & Basic Black cardstock
Jenni Bowlin floral patterned paper
Studio Calico striped gold patterned paper
Black & white twine
White pigment ink
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Heat tool
Big Shot
sewing machine/thread

I hope you'll come play along with both challenges!
You've got until July 28th link up your entries!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!


Stephanie Eaken said...

I love these cards Angie! Looking forward to creating w/ you at CAS-ual Fridays!! : )

Shona Chambers said...

How fantastic you get to make two cards!! I hadn't realised you were on both teams, will be so interesting for you to see the theme from the two sides. Love your CAS card and so glad you gave details on how you created the background. Looks super cool. And I can tell you love your layers too, your second card is awesome and love all the different papers you used. So excited to be on the CAS team with you!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!

Shelly said...

Super sweet cards, Angie!

Anita in France said...

The crisp white embossing is fabulous against the cool chalkboard, Angie ... the aqua/turquoise detailing is such a wonderful soft touch! Lovely layers ... or utterly adorable layers(!) ... gorgeous colours and a brilliant blend of patterns ... so pretty! Anita :)

Deepti Stephens said...

Awesome cards.. :)