Saturday, May 30, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Oh My Stars!

Happy Saturday!

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog and hope you like the Oh My Stars card!

I'm seeing stars again...can't stop using this Twinkle stamp set 
and Stars and Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies. 

I love the way this embossed sentiment turned out, even if it was a bit of a happy accident!

I used Frost White All-Purpose Ink for Fantast/x by Tsukineko, applying it with a paint brush over the patterned paper. I hurried the drying along with a heat gun. It felt pretty dry to the touch, so I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink, then poured the silver embossing powder over it. I thought a "little" powder might stick to the ink in places if it wasn't completely dry. Uhhh, a lot of powder stuck all over! lol! 

So I decided to use a dry paint brush to kind of sweep the embossing powder off randomly in places. I left some to frame the letters, trying for a random look, which is not easy for me, non-random girl! Anyway, I like the way it turned out. Who knew?!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Twinkle
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Kraft & silver glitter, scrap patterned paper.
Accessories:CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Stars & Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies, Big Shot, Heat Tool, Silver Embossing Powder, Frost White 72 All-Purpose Ink for Fantast/x by Tsukineko, paint brush.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Smile & Shine Graduation Set!

Happy Sunday!

I'm up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog!
I made some fun projects for my niece's graduation from high school today!

I used the Twinkle and Sassy Smiles stamp set, along with the Fun-fetti and Stars Fri-Dies.
I used the colors for her school, so very easy to customize for graduation.
Now I just need to slip a little cash in there and get them mailed! hehe!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Hugs &  happy stamping!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Twinkle & Sassy Smiles.
Cardstock: SU Whisper White, Studio Calico dot patterned paper.
Ink: SU Real Red &  Memento Black
Accessories: Big Shot, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Stars & Fun-fetti Fri-Dies, SU Mini Treat Bag Thinlets Die, Fancy Pants Designs red sequins.

Friday, May 1, 2015

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: April Release Day 4!

It's already Day 4 of the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release, hard to believe! 
All the new goodies are available in the store today! Yay!

Today's new stamp set is Calm and Loving, a beautiful companion to the Calm and Gentle stamp set, and it also works nicely with the new Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies! As you'll notice, I used the new die for both of my cards. I used a sentiment for my tree base, then placed a large circle of liquid glue and started dropping little Fun-Fetti hearts all over it. That little piece of card stock ended up pretty heavy! lol! Maybe extra postage required...

For my second card, above, I decided to use the new stamp to make a flower, and I used the new Fun-Fetti Fri-dies to make my leaves. What do you think? Too far of a stretch?  
My design was inspired by the great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #184

I hope you love all of these new sets as much as I do! They are super fun! Be sure to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog to see the amazing cards from the rest of the design team! Leave a comment there, too, because you may the lucky winner of a $25 shopping spree! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!