Sunday 12 November 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Autumn Card

Hi there everyone! Hope you've finally made it to the weekend and have lots of relaxation and crafting time planned. Max is celebrating his birthday with two of his friends here for a sleepover and Phoebe has her friend Ella too. Its pretty noisy here but they are all such great kids, its fun to have them around.

I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today with a Autumn-inspired card. Its actually Spring-time for us here in New Zealand so its hard to imagine all the Autumn colours but had lots of fun using a new to me stamp and matching die set:

I grabbed some of my warm-coloured Distress Inks first because I knew I wanted to create some blending for a warm background. I cut a panel of watercolour CS and used my mini-blending tool to blend 'Spiced Marmalade', 'Mustard Seed', 'Barn Door' and 'Gathered Twigs'. Once I was happy with the colours I sprayed it with Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz, doing it close up so there were lots of blobs of liquid. I gently dabbed them with tissue to remove the colour and dried with my heat gun. This was then adhered to the card front.

I cut a panel of white CS the same size as my card front and die-cut the second-largest die from the Bubble Box Fri-Dies set. After adding lots of foam tape to the back of it I popped it over the blended panel to create a frame.

For the sentiment I cut a circle of white CS using a die from the Ornament Tag Fri-Dies set and heat embossed the sentiment in gold from Autumn Blessings. To add a bit of interest I die-cut some leaves using the Acorn Fri-Dies from different brown shades of paint chips. I adhered them to the back of the circle and then to the card front. And for a bit more bling I added some orange and gold sequins from Neat and Tangled.

I hope I've given you some inspiration for your Autumn cards and if your interested in purchasing these products from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps don't forget to use my Girl Friday code to save yourself 15%!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have lots of sunshine for the rest of your weekend!!

Take care


  1. Despite the fact that you're a world away and in the Southern Hemisphere, you really captured the autumnal feel for your card. The blending is magnificent and the treatment on the sentiment is both clever and beautiful. Wish Max a very Happy Birthday. Hope he has a wonderful day with his pals. Doesn't look as though you'll have much relaxation this weekend though.

  2. Beautiful card, Shona! Love the fall colors on your blended background. Thank you so much for your comment left on my blog. Golden are the best. Our current one is Kody and he is our fourth. I can't imagine our home without a golden!