So happy to be up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today, my first CFS post of the year. Our Design Team has changed a little over the last few months and we have some new people which is exciting, so lots of new inspiration coming your way!!
For my card today I wanted to use some older products and make them new again, give them a fresh start for the year. And what better way to do that, than with some rainbow colours:
I love these dies. They are trees but also look like seaweed when they are green. And can look like colourful firework explosions in rainbow colours. There are a lot of birthdays coming up soon, so good to start building up my stash now.
I started by die-cutting the Casual Trees Fri-dies from Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS. I then grabbed my Gansai Tambi 36 watercolour paint palette and a large round brush. I wet the die-cuts with water and them covered them with the paint. Since its so hot they dried very quickly. To give them some interest I coloured just the branches again with the same colour but didn't use as much water to make the colour more intense. I then gave them a thick covering of Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer!!
When the branches were dry, I used Gina K Connect Glue to adhere them to the corners of the card front, putting the middle one down first and then the ones on either side.
For the sentiment I die-cut a circle of white CS using the smallest die from the Ornament Tag Fri-dies and heat embossed the sentiment from the Bold Wishes Stamp Set using WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter. This was popped up on foam tape, along with some sequins from Neat and Tangled.
I wanted to let you know that the Retiring Sets are now 60% off and if you use my special code you can get an additional 15% off on top.....that's a saving of 75%!!!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back on the CFS Blog again later this month with some more cards.