Margarita Birthday Card & A Farewell to CAS-ual Fridays

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!


Birthday Card with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m back on the blog today for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps sharing a fun birthday card, showcasing one of my favorite stamp set from the latest release, called Salty Stamp Set along with the Margarita Glass Die and Chunky Chevron 6×6 Stencil.

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!