Wishing You A Magical Birthday with Cas-ual Fridays

I hope everyone’s doing well!  I’m sharing a simple birthday card today showcasing the Be a Unicorn stamp set with the Unicorn Fri-Die.

 

 

I stamped the image with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Brown.  I colored the image in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers and used the Unicorn Fri-Die to die-cut the image.

 

I cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock on an angle and foam-mounted this piece on an A2 size card base.  I added the rainbow patterned paper.

 

The black decorative border was die-cut using a retired border die from Cas-ual Fridays but you can use any other border die to add to your card.

 

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black in and added some crystal jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my card today.  Please visit the Cas-ual Friday online store and check out the clearance section now reduced to 75% off, as well as check out the new release.  You can also use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order.

 

 

4 Seasons Card – Stamp Layering with Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Inks

Hello Spectrum Noir fans!  Since we are all social-distancing and mostly at home, I thought I’d share some very simple cards today with “stamp layering”, showcasing my favorite dye inks – the Spectrum Noir Harmony Quick Dry Dye Inks in Lemon Tonic, Honey Pot, Orange, Oasis, Pink Tulip, Fuchsia, Friar Brown, Seal Brown, Spring Meadow, Grasshopper
and the SN Translucent Ink (Watermark).

 

The stamp set I used is the Cherry Blossom Layering stamp set by Hero Arts.  Even though the stamp set I used is limited edition, I will be linking some layering stamp sets that you can use with the same technique that I am showing you today in the supplies list below.

 

 

I wanted to create 4 cards to represent each season.  Start by stamping the grass with Spring Meadow Dye ink.

 

 

Stamp the second grass layer with a darker ink.  In this case, I used the Grasshopper dye ink.  I did the same for the “fall” card but using Lemon Tonic, Honey Pot and Orange.

 

Here’s what the Summer and Fall cards look like:

 

 

For the “winter” card, I used the SN Watermark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool.

 

 

I love the simplicity of these cards and they are very easy to mass-produce.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

I hope you like these simple cards I showed you today.  Even though the stamp set I used is limited edition, I will be linking a couple of layering stamps in the supplies list below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!

 

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Mice Cards with Trinity Stamps

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m back today for Trinity Stamps sharing two cute cards, showcasing the 4×6 Mouse House stamp set and Mouse House coordinating dies, with the Slimline Card Series: Scenic Border die set, and the Blending Buddy brush.

 

To begin, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

 

To make my first card, I ink-blended some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide ink and used the Blending Buddy brushes to blend the colors.  I used some circle dies from my stash to die-cut some holes on this card stock.  I foam-mounted the piece on an A2 size card base, cutting the excess.  I adhered the mice with some liquid adhesive.

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment on some black card stock and heat-setting with white embossing powder, and adding some red hearts.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

For my second card, I also ink-blended my background and used a stencil from my stash to add the sun-rays.  I die-cut two grass panels using the Slimline Scenic Borders die set.  I also die-cut the rest of the elements that I needed to create my scene.

 

 

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with my heating tool. I used my black gel pen to add more dimension to the mice.  I also added the clouds to finish my design.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope you like my cards today and got inspired.  Thanks for joining me, and happy stamping!

 

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Hoppy Spring with Newton’s Nook Designs

Hoppy spring!  I know things are so scary for all of us at the moment and creating cards is the one thing that calms my soul.  Without this hobby, I’d probably go nuts!  My husband and I are currently stuck overseas and we are not allowed to go anywhere (or fly home)!  I am sure a lot of you are in the same situation so let us all pray and hope that this pandemic will go away soon!  This is why I decided to share some cheerful shaker card today, showcasing the Hop into Spring stamp set and coordinating dies, with the Framework die set, Woodland Picnic stamp set and coordinating dies, Sky Scene builder dies, Land Border die set and the Essential Alphabet dies.   

 

To make my shaker card, I started by die-cutting some Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Framework die set.  I ink-blended this panel with Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks.  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on this panel and dabbed it with my paper towel to dry.  I used a stitched circle die from my stash to die-cut the colored panel to create my window and adhered this piece on an embossed white card stock.  I also used the same circle die to die-cut the grass using the Land Borders die.

 

I stamped the two bunnies from the Hop Into Spring and Woodland Picnic stamp sets on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

To create my scene, I used the Sky Builder die set to die cut the sun ad clouds and the word “SPRING” using the Essential Alphabet die set.  Now that I have all of the elements I needed, I started to assemble my card.

 

I added some acetate sheet on my ink-blended panel and foam adhesive to create my well. I adhered the grass and clouds with some liquid adhesive. I added some iridescent hearts as my shaker element.

 

I used “Press N Seal” to line up the letters on my card and adhered them using some liquid glue.

 

 

 

I stamped the word “hoppy”  with Versafine Onyx Black ink and finished my design by adding white dots to the flower using my white gel pen.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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Uplifting Cards | Up & Away | LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria Russell here with you and I am so excited to share my first post for LDRS Creative!  For today’s cards, I am showcasing the Up & Away stamp set and coordinating dies with the Slim Line Scallop die, the Love Stack stamp setSentiment Stack coordinating die, Rainy Day stencil, and Playful Patterns stencil.  I also used the Raven,  Prickly Pear PerfectionPink Tutu and Swimming Hole hybrid inks.  They are amazing!

 

Before I proceed with my post, don’t forget that LDRS Creative is offering a special discount valid until midnight (EST) of March 31, 2020.  Please use coupon code “CRAFTATHOME” for 15% off on your entire order (no minimum purchase required).

 

 

 

The first card was ink-blended using the Playful Patterns stencil and Pink Tutu hybrid ink.  I wanted a subtle background against the cute elephant being carried away by the balloon.  The sentiment and the hearts were stamped using some Raven hybrid ink.  Here’s a closer look:

 

I love the images and sentiments from the Up & Away stamp set.  I think we all need these type of cards in our stash to cheer someone up, who is having a bad day!

 

 

For my second card, I cut a panel of Bristol measuring 8 1/2 x 3 1/2.  I ink-blended this panel using the Rainy Day stencil to create the grass with Prickly Pear Perfection hybrid ink.  For the clouds, I used the Swimming Hole hybrid ink.

 

The scallop border was die-cut using one of my favorite dies, the Slim Line Scallop die set.  This set contains 8 dies that you can use to create your cards.

The sentiment came from the Love Stack stamp set and die-cut using the Sentiment Stack coordinating die.  I love that this die cuts out a bunch of sentiments in one go!  Such a brilliant design!

 

 I also have a process video of my cards today if you’re interested.

 

 

I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful today!   Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!  Happy stamping!

 

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Congratulations! You Got Rescued! with Cas-ual Fridays

 

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps is having a Crafting of Hue special and we are celebrating with a 20% off on our entire critter collection.  You can also use my coupon code mentioned at the end of this post for an additional §15% off your order! 

 

For my card today, I am showcasing one of my favorite stamp set called Nate & Friday.

 

 

I started by ink-blending some Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks.  I sprayed this panel using my distress sprayer and dried it with some paper towel for added texture.

 

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and fussy-cut using my precision snips.  I also die-cut the Congratulations circle frame die-namics on some 110 lb card stock four times and adhered with liquid glue for more dimension.  I adhered this piece on my colored background and foam-mounted my image in the middle.

 

I adhered the colored panel on an A2 size card base and stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  

 

 

To finish my design, I added some sparkling clear jewels.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  The supplies I used will be listed and linked below.  Please use my coupon code for an additional 15% off your order!  Have an amazing weekend and happy stamping!

 

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Hi There Hop Stuff! with Cas-ual Fridays

Happy Tuesday!  I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps  today with this fun card, showcasing the Little Huggables stamp set and Little Critters fri-die with the Hearts A2 Panel fri-die.

 

 

I started by stamping the bunnies on Neenah solar white card stock with Desert Sand Memento Ink.  I colored the images with my alcohol markers and die cut using the coordinating dies.

 

I ink-blended an A2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock and used some clouds and hills stencil to create the background.  I die-cut the A2 Hearts Panel die with some white card stock and foam-mounted this panel.  I carefully inserted the bunnies and adhered using foam adhesive.

 

 

Lastly, I die-cut some hearts and stamped the sentiment on some black strip of card stock and adhered to the card.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

This card turned out so cute.  I hope you got inspired today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

Retiring Sets with Newton’s Nook Designs

 

Did you see that Newton’s Nook Designs is having a retiring sale on their website?  It’s time to make room for new products so they are retiring select designs!  These designs are available at up to 40% off while supplies last so hurry to get your favorites before they’re gone for good!

 

All throughout this week, the NND Design Team will be sharing inspiration using some of our favorite products from the retiring list!  Check out what I created today and don’t forget to check the NND Blog each day this week for more fun inspiration!

 

 

For my projects today, I am showcasing the Winston’s BBQ and Chicken Scratches stamp sets.

 

I started by stamping my images from both retiring sets on Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the images using precision snips.

 

I ink-blended an A2 size panel with some Tumbled Glass and SpuN Sugar distress oxide inks.  I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added some water then used my watercolor brush to splatter some speckles on ink-blended background.  I used the Hills & Grass stencil to add more depth and dimension to this piece.

 

To create my scene, I die-cut some colored and white card stock using the Sky Scene Builder die set, the Fence die set and the Land Borders die set.  Once I had all of the elements that I needed, I assembled the card.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the “smoke” using Desert Sand Memento ink and the #1 Grill Master sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I also added some glossy accents to the beer bottle for added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

My second card is really simple.  I created a D.I.Y stencil using a circle die from my stash.  I temporarily taped this piece with some purple tape on some Bristol smooth white card stock, then used the Clouds Stencil and Hills & Grass stencil to add the clouds and grass.

 

I used a die from my stash to die-cut the chicken wire, then used the same circle die to match the background.  I adhered this onto the ink-blended panel with some liquid glue, and also adhered the colored images on the card.  I cut this panel and adhered on an A2 size card base.

 

To finish my design, I added some black & white stripes patterned paper as well as a strip of black card stock.  Here’s what it looks like:

 

 

I forgot to mention that the rainbow and clouds image is from the Believe in Unicorns stamp set (don’t worry, this set IS NOT retiring, haha!).  Here’s a closer look:

 

 

 

I hope you like my projects today and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to check out the Retiring Products Category by Newton’s Nook to see what is going away and grab your favorites now before they are gone for goodHere is a direct link to the retiring products page: http://www.newtonsnookdesigns.com/retiring-products/.

 

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Creating Simple Backgrounds with Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks [A Step-By-Step Tutorial]

It’s National Panda Day and I am celebrating by sharing this cute card, showcasing Spectrum Noir (Water-reactive) Harmony Inks, SN Classique Markers, SN Watermark Ink, SN Alcohol Proof Dye Ink, and Panda Play stamp and die set by LDRS Creative.

 

Here’s how to make the card:

 

Stamp the images using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Proof Ink in Black.

 

Color the images in using Spectrum Noir Classique markers.

Use SN Water Reactive inks with foam blending tools and a stencil to add color to the background.

Repeat these steps and make sure they are evenly spaced-out.

Use SN Watermark ink to stamp the stars. Sprinkle some embossing powder and heat set with heating tool.

Use SN watermark ink again to stamp the sentiments on some black card stock. Sprinkle some white embossing powder, then heat-set with heating tool.

Use coordinating die to die-cut the sentiments.

Adhere the images with some foam adhesive and adhere the sentiment using liquid glue.

Finish the design by adding some white dots using some white gel pen. Add glossy accents to the big red heart and the heart banner.

 

 

Here’s another look at the card:

 

 

 

I just LOVE creating a colorful background for my card by using the SN water reactive inks.  They are so easy to blend and the results you get are fantastic.  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing day!