Tuesday, 25 June 2019

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - June New Release - Day 3

What a fantastic few days its been showing off the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps New Release products and we still have two more days of new dies and ideas to share with you!


Today we are introducing the 'Stars A2 Panel Fri-Die' which is perfect for SO MANY different types of cards. From Christmas to birthdays, this is a wonderful background or main event for your card designs.

For my card I was thinking about twinkling stars in the sky and attempted to make my very first night sky:

 

What do you think, does it pass for a starry night?? I had no idea what I was doing with this background but pretty happy with my first attempt.

I started by die-cutting the Star Panel die with black CS. I wanted the bunny to be in the middle of the card surrounded by stars, so I cut away the bottom portion of the panel and some of the stars. I also ran the die thru again, this time with silver glitter CS for the stars themselves.

The bunny from the 'Somebunny' stamp set was stamped with Gina K Amalgam black ink on white CS, coloured with Altenew Artist Markers and fussy cut out. I added tiny pieces of foam tape to the back so he would have some dimension in the middle of the card.

For the background I grabbed Distress Inks 'Seedless Preserves', 'Chipped Sapphire', 'Stormy Sky', 'Salty Ocean' and 'Black Soot' and blended them randomly over the card front, building up some areas to be darker than others. Once I was happy I used a tiny brush with water and white Gansai Tambi paint and flicked it over the card to give the impression of stars. I dried it with a heat gun and then started to assemble the design.

I glued the panel die on to the card front with some Gina K Connect Glue and did the same with the silver star pieces. The bunny was popped into place on its foam tape and the sentiment (from the same 'Somebunny' stamp set) was white heat embossed on black CS and put on foam tape too. To finish off I added some Neat and Tangled sequins for a bit more shine.

All of the New Release products are available right now in the CFS Shop and if you use my special code when shopping you can save yourself 15%!



I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use this new die and over on the CFS Blog there are many more projects from the rest of the Design Team, along with the chance to win some goodies. I'll see you back here tomorrow for our final day of New Release introductions.

Take care
Shona


 
 

Monday, 24 June 2019

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - June New Release - Day 2

Hello there and welcome to Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  June New Release!!






I hope you enjoyed seeing all of yesterdays projects using the new 'Little Huggables' stamps and dies. Today its all about die-cutting with a brand new panel die!!

We are showing off the new 'Flakey A2 Panel Fri-Die' which is perfect for all those Christmas cards you haven't made yet!! The panel has snowflake shapes that already exist at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and mixes beautifully with the Christmas stamp sets too. I love the details off this panel so much, I used it very simply:

 
I actually had grand ideas of creating some shaker cards but after I die-cut the panels, I realised they are beautiful just the way they are!!

To create these cards I cut two panels of white CS in A2 size and pressed them on to Rosies 'Double-sided Adhesive Sheets'. I die-cut the panels with my Cuttlebug and removed them very carefully from the die so all the pieces remained in place.  All I had to do then was remove the adhesive backing sheets and press them on to the card bases, with one of them turned up the other way  for a bit of difference. 

To keep things simple I heat embossed sentiments from 'Snowy Sayings' and ''Sleighride' in Silver on pieces of white CS and popped them on foam tape. I also decided to make things more sparkly by gluing clear and iridescent jewels from Pretty Pink Posh on to parts of the snowflakes. Think I'll definitely be making more of these for Christmas!!

All of the New Release items are available right now from the CFS Shop and if you use my special code you can save yourself 15% on your purchases!!




Don't forget to pop over to the CFS Blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team girls have created with this new die and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Day 3 and more die-cutting!!

Take care
Shona
 
 

Sunday, 23 June 2019

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - June 2019 New Release - Day 1

Hi everybody and welcome to Day 1 of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  June New Release!!





We have four days of cuteness and die-cutting to share with you. Over on the CFS Blog you will see all the projects designed by the rest of the Design Team and details on how you can win something for yourself!!

Introducing Little Huggables Stamp Set and Little Critters Fri-Dies: 
 
 After the introduction of the Huggable Critters set in our last release, I was so excited to see these products in a smaller option. I wanted to make sure these were the stars of my cards, so tried something new:



Where are they????????


Ta Da!! I don't make interactive cards very often but really wanted to try this idea out before I forgot about it.

I started by cutting two panels of white CS the same size as the card fronts. I then used a stencil, 'Modern Petals' with Distress Ink 'Salty Ocean' on one and 'Tin Roof' with 'Picked Raspberry' on the other.

Using the medium sized tag from 'Tag Buddies Fri-Dies' I did some partial die-cutting, making sure my Cuttlebug didn't cut thru the bottom part. The panels were then adhered to the card bases and hearts (from the Little Huggables set) using Waffle Flower 'Safe Choice' and 'Daydreaming' inks.

On some white CS I stamped the bunny and bear using Gina K Amalgam Ink so I could colour them with Altenew Artist Markers. I cut them out with the matching dies and adhered on top of the hearts. I then tied some pink and blue ribbon to the tops of the tags.

The sentiments (also from the Little Huggables stamp set) were white heat embossed on strips of black CS and popped up on foam tape, along with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.

All of the New Release products are available in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps shop today. And if your planning on doing any shopping, don't forget to use my special Girl Friday code to save yourself 15% on your purchase!!




Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Day 2 and a smidge of die-cutting....

Take care
Shona