Saturday, November 19, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Inspiration

Happy Saturday everyone!! I cannot believe that this Thursday is already THANKSGIVING!! So crazy!!!

Today I am here to show you a card I created using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mistletoe and Holly" stamp set.

I had this idea in my head to stamp the main mistletoe image in Versarmark ink onto white Bristol paper in a continuous pattern and heat emboss with white embossing powder. I then used my Zig's to do a little watercoloring.

At first, I was going to stay in the lines but it looked too plain so I got a bit messy. I also used the markers to splatter paint over the front of the card using a brush to brush technique with my paintbrush and the Zig's.

I did some masking for the sentiment. I did not have a good green ink pad to match the mistletoe so I used the same green Zig marker I painted with by it brushing right on the sentiment stamp and then stamping. It stamped better then I thought it would!!

I added glossy accents over the berries to give them a bit of shine.

To jazz it up, I adhered a strip of plaid pattern paper to the bottom of the panel and tied some red twine around the card so it overlapped both the white and the patterned paper. I mounted the card front using foam adhesive onto an A2, top folding card.

The couldn't let a card go without adding some sequins, could I? My las step was to add a few in red, white and green to match the accents and it was complete.

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I thank you for taking the time to stop by today!! Have a FABULOUS weekend!!

Stamps-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mistletoe ald Holly"
Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle (plaid), Recollections (kraft) and Strathmore Bristol Board
Other-Wagner Heat gun, Ranger "Fine White" embossing powder, Zig "Clean Color" markers, Memento "Tuxedo Black" dye ink, Multi-matte adhesive, Glossy Accents, Adhesive foam