Crafting of Hue Sponsorship with Cas-ual Fridays – Celebrate Life

Hello everyone!  I’m super excited to share today’s post!  Cas-ual Fridays Ink Squad is celebrating with  a 20% off the entire collection (using coupon code: HUE20) at the shop and we are this week’s sponsor for Crafting of Hue.



This weekend’s theme is all about “CELEBRATION” and my project today is about “Celebrating Life“.   I have a friend who is going through so much pain lately and this card is for her.  I want her to know that “life is beautiful” and even though it seems that her world is surrounded by darkness, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel.


For my card today, I am showcasing the Tin Roof stencilPretty Posies stamp set, Posies Fri-Dies and the sentiment is from the Flower Angel stamp set.



To make my card, I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I use the Posies fri-dies to die-cut the images.


I cut an A2 size piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up this panel with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide ink.  I used the Tin Roof stencil and Spiced Marmalade ink to create more texture for my background.  I smooshed the ink pad onto an acrylic block and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to add droplets to this panel.  I then wiped it with my paper towel and set it aside to dry.


I die-cut the white wreath using a die from my stash and adhered this piece on my colored background.  I added the flowers with foam and liquid adhesive and put this piece back on to my paper trimmer and trimmed about an eighth of an inch.   I added this panel to an A2 size card base.


To ground the bold images and balance it out, I added a strip of black and white patterned paper.


I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black card stock and sprinkled some white embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool.  I adhered this piece in the middle using my tape runner.  Here’s my card:




To finish my design, I used my white gel pen and drew some white dots on the images for added texture and dimension.  Here’s a closer look:



I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!



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Cas-ual Fridays Release – Day 1 – Angels Hugs & Flower Angel

We are super excited because today Day 1 of Cas-ual Fridays Stamps release.  You also have a chance to win a prize during each reveal day so please stop by the main Ca-sual Fridays Stamp blog post to find out more info.



For the first day of the reveals, we are showcasing the Flower Angel and Angel Hugs stamp sets.  Check out the Cas-ual Fridays online store or click on the supplies list below to purchase the stamps we are revealing each day.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code below to get 15% off your order.



For my first project, I started by stamping my images on Neenah solar white card stock and colored it it with my Spectrum Noir Classique alcohol markers.  I fussy-cut the image using my precision snips.


I wanted to create a slimline card so I inked up a 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 size Bristol white card stock using a Tim Holtz stencil and some distress oxide inks.  I also die-cut some white card stock and vellum using a clouds die from my stash.


I adhered the colored background onto a slimline card base and started to create my scene by foam mounting the clouds one at a time to create more dimension.  I also foam-mounted my focal image to the card.


Lastly, I stamped my sentiment to the card using some distress oxide ink.  Here’s my card:



I absolutely LOVE the sentiments on this stamp set.  Here’s a closer look at my card:



For my project, I inked up some Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks and sprayed it with some water using my distress oxide sprayer.  I blotted it with some paper towel to dry.


I colored my images using some Spectrum Noir Classique alcohol markers and fussy cut the image using my precision snips.  I also die-cut a circle frame, a bow and clouds using some dies from my stash.


I foam-mounted the circle frame onto my card and started working on my scene by either foam-mounting the images or adhering them with liquid adhesive.


Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set it with my heating tool.



To finish my design, I added some crystal jewel to my card for added texture.  Here’s a closer look:



I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Please visit Cas-ual Fridays Blog for a chance to win some prizes.  Come back tomorrow for Day 2 of the reveals.  Thank you so much for joining me and happy stamping!