All good things must come to an end! This is my last post as a member of the Ink Squad and as I bid farewell to one of the most amazing lady boss, Michele, I also would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone! You’ve all been so amazingly supportive of me. Thank you for allowing me to express my creativity through your beautiful designs. Even though this is my last post as a DT member, you will still see me use CAS-ual Fridays‘ products here on my blog, Maria Russell Designs.
With this in mind, I picked some of my all-time favorite CFS products and created a birthday card today.
This is simple, really! I started by stamping the margarita glass on some Neenah solar white card stock with Spectrum Noir Finesse ink in Black. I colored the image in with Spectrum Noir Classique markers. I added the “bubbles” using the Bubbly Stencil with some dye inks and blending brushes.
The “salt” on the glass was created by using the die from the Margarita Glass die with some white glitter card stock. Let me point out that if you have the Salty stamp set, you really need to get the coordinating dies! The die perfectly cut out the “salt” and adds interest and texture to the card design. Check out the close-up photo below:
I finished my design by adding Glossy Accents to the lime, and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink. I also used my white gel pen to draw white dots for added texture on the glass. Here’s another look:
Here are the supplies:
Don’t forget, you can still use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order! Isn’t Michele amazing?!
Thanks for stopping by! See you on the “inter-web” and lots of love to everyone!
Hey CAS-ual Fridays fans! It’s finally spring, yay! I went to the grocery store today and saw a plethora of flowers ranging from baby’s breath to tulips! This is my inspiration for today’s card.
I started by stenciling the flower images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock using the Terrific Flowers Stencil, with some quick dry dye inks using my mini sponge daubers.
Next, I stamped the Terrific Flowers Stamp on some iridescent Vellum Paper with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder on top, then heat-set with my heating tool. I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image. I adhered the vellum onto my card using some Art Glitter Glue, for added texture and interest.
I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and added the Bokeh sequins with liquid glue. Here’s another look:
Even though this card is very simple, I really LOVE how this turned out. The vellum added some whimsical touch to the overall card design.
Here are the supplies:
I hope I have given you some inspiration today. Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order at the shop.
To make my card, I used a clouds stencil from my collection to ink up some Bristol Smooth white card stock using Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Speckled Egg distress oxide inks. I stamped my image from the Somebunny Stamp set and used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image. I used glossy accents for added texture to the balloon. I set this aside to dry for about half an hour.
Using the new Swirls Stencil and some Black Soot Distress Ink, I used my ink blending tool to add the black dots to frame my image. I LOVE this new stencil so much because it is so versatile and can be used in so many different ways to add details to your paper crafting projects.
Next, I adhered the image on the colored panel with liquid glue.
I finished my card design by stamping the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink. Here’s another look:
I hope you all enjoyed the new release and got inspired by the entire design team. CAS-ual Fridays is giving away a prize bundle. Don’t forget to leave a comment on the CAS-ual Fridays release blog post. Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
The entire release is available for purchase at the shop. Use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.
The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
For my first card, I started by dry-embossing some Neenah solar white card stock using an embossing folder from my collection. I die-cut the Treble Clef and Single Note using the Heart Note dies. I adhered them on my embossed panel with some liquid glue.
The sentiment was stamped on some black card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder, then heat-set with my heating tool. I added this on my card. I finished my design by adding some confetti dots for added texture.
The second card is fairly simple. I stamped the music note from the Love Notes Stamps on some watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I sprinkled some clear embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool. I used my Prima Watercolor to add the colors int he background for some emboss-resist technique.
I finished my design by stamping the sentiment and adding the Cinnamon Red-Hots on the focal panel.
To make my card, I started by die-cutting some Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Pinked Slimline Die Set. I inked this panel with some distress oxide inks in rainbow colors then used the Flowerburst Stencil to add more details to the background.
I added some texture to the colored panel by using the Flowerburst Stencil and some texture paste. I set this panel aside to dry for about half an hour, and adhered on an A2-size black notecard.
Next, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder. I heat-set the sentiment with my heating tool and used my precision snips to cut it out and adhered on my focal panel with liquid glue.
I finished my design by die-cutting the word “Smile” using the Sassy Smiles Duo. For added texture, I used my white gel pen to add some lines and dots on the black notecard. Here’s another look:
To make my card, I started by inking up the background using the Scattered Showers Stencil on some Bristol Smooth White Card Stock with Speckled Egg and Peacock Feathers distress Oxide inks. I adhered the panel on some A2-size note card.
The smaller clouds and lightning die-cuts were cut using the dies from the Raindrops Duo stamp & die set. I also die-cut the bigger clouds and rainbows using dies from my collection and adhered on the focal panel with liquid and foam adhesives.
I finished my design by stamping the sentiment and colored using my alcohol markers.
To make the card, I temporarily adhered the Bubbly Stencil on some Neenah Solar white card stock and added some color with dye inks using some blending brushes. I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.
Next, I die-cut the Champagne Flutes a couple of times using some gold and white card stock, as well as some acetate sheets. Instead of using foam adhesives, I adhered the pieces together to create my shaker well. I also added the acetate sheet on one end, then added my shaker element to the well. I closed my shaker by adding another piece of acetate sheet on top, making my champagne flute see-through.
I stamped my sentiment on my focal panel with some Versafine Onyx black ink. I finished my design by adhering both champagne flutes on my card. Here’s another look:
I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out! Here are the supplies if you’re interested:
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I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set the images with my heating tool. I fussy-cut the rainbows using my precision snips.
Next, I used some Hybrid inks and my sponge daubers to add color to the rainbows. I wiped the excess ink using my paper towel. By doing so, it made the colors stand out against the white embossing.
The background was made by using a clouds stencil from my collection. I adhered the rainbow die-cuts on top using my tape runner.
The clouds were die-cut using some dies from my collection and adhered on the colored background with liquid glue.
Next, I used the Pinked Slimline die set and die-cut some 110 lb. card stock. I also created my slimline card base, measuring 8 1/2 by 7 that I folded in half. I adhered the pinked die-cut with liquid glue, then added the focal panel on top.
I foam-mounted the long clouds on the card and finished my design by stamping the sentiment with black ink.
I hope you like my card today. Here are the supplies in case you’re interested:
Don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order.
I started by stamping the Margarita glass image on some Bristol smooth white card stock with Versamark ink. I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool. I colored the image in using my Zig Clean Real Brush Markers then used the coordinating die to die-cut it out.
For added texture, the background was made by using the Chunky Chevron 6×6 stencil on some Bristol smooth A2-size panel with Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink. I used my distress sprayer to add more depth and texture to the background. I foam-mounted the focal image onto the colored panel and added some white dots to the image using my gel pen.
I adhered my focal panel on some A2-size notecard with my tape runner. I put this panel back to my Misti stamping tool and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink. For more texture, I used some Stardust stickles to add some glittery shine on the “salt”.
I finished my design by adding some iridescent sequins to the background. Here’s another look:
This stamp set is so versatile and definitely a must-have for any stamper, like me! The supplies I use are listed and linked below.
Please don’t forget to use my coupon code for 15% off your order. Thanks for stopping by!