Saturday, June 25, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

Happy Saturday everyone!! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. I know I am but it is slipping away TOO FAST!!!

Today I am excited to share some cards that I created using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Imagine Crafts supplies for our BLOG HOP!  You should have come here from Mary's Blog. Please be sure to hop and comment on each Design Team members blog post to be eligible to win two amazing prizes up for grabs.

Imagine Crafts was generous enough to send us some goodies of our choice. I chose the "Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor ink pad and the Fireworks! Spray in "Tangelo" and "Lady Bug."

  


On my first card, I chose to use just the Kaleidacolor "Melon Medley" ink pad with my stamps. The card may be bright but it reminds me of sunshine and the colors are perfect to cheer up a sick friend.


I used CAS-ual Fridays "Wallflower" stamp set to stamp the flowers down on the bottom of the card with the "Melon Medley" ink. I made sure that I was able to get two different colors on each of the flowers when I stamped them.


Next I used a sponge dauber to add the "Daffodil" color from the Kaleidacolor pad. I made sure that the yellow covered all of my stamped flowers. I then dabbed a bit of the "Cantaloupe" on to a piece of acetate, misted the ink with some water and then splattered orange on to the back of my card.


I did not have the right color orange paper that I wanted to use on this card so I created my own. I cut a strip of white card stock and used the "Cantaloupe" ink from the Kaleidacolor pad to blend the perfect match. I then stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Pretty Posies" set with Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink.


I enjoyed making the outside of my card so much that I decided to stamp a panel for the inside of the card. I used a different flower from CAS-ual Fridays "Wallflower" set to stamps flowers in "Carrot," and the flower middles with "Chartreuse." I then blended "Cantaloupe" ink all around the edges.

For my second card, I chose to use the Kaleidacolor ink pad and the "Tangelo" Fireworks! product for my card.


The first step on this card was to mist the "Tangelo" spray onto a Kraft A2 note card. I have never used this mist before and boy does it pack a punch. It was hard to photograph but it gives a nice shimmer to the kraft card base, which surprised me. I set this aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.


I worked on the focal point of the card while the background was drying. I stamped and embossed images from CAS-ual Fridays "Pretty Posies" set onto a small rectangle of white card stock. I then blended the inks from the "Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor over the panel. For the tiny spots in the large flower, I used Q-tips to blend the small spaces. I then mounted the panel onto a piece of black card stock to make it pop.


I created a banner from a green scrap of patterned paper and adhered it to the card front. I then added the matted flower panel using foam adhesive. I embossed a sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Wonderful Words" set in white on a black scrap of card stock and adhered it over the inked panel with foam adhesive. My last step was to adhere some sequins in orange and yellow on the stamped rectangle.

On my last card, I wanted the color to be toned down a bit.



First I sprayed a bit of each of the mists onto a piece of acetate, added a bit of water and used the Fireworks! sprays like a watercolor. I painted both colors randomly onto a piece of watercolor paper. I also took the paintbrush and flicked it over the panel using some "Ladybug" Fireworks! to get some splatters.


I used a heat gun to dry the background. I then stamped the "happy" sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays "Shenanigans" stamp set in "Delicata" "Golden Glitz" pigment ink and the "Carrot" color in the Kaleidacolor ink pad. I used foam adhesive to layer the completed panel onto a white A2 card base.


Next I made a nest of gold thread where I wanted to put my sentiment block. I used glue dots to adhere it to the card front. I then stamped the "birthday" sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays "Shenanigans" stamp set onto a red card stock strip using the "Delicata" pigment ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.


I used foam adhesive to give the large sentiment a bit of POP from the card. My last step was to adhere a few gold sequins onto the card front.

I had such fun using all of the Imagine Crafts products with the CAS-ual Fridays stamp sets. I love that the Kaleidacolor pad has so many options on ways to use it. I also loved the Fireworks" sprays. I will definitely getting a few more colors to play with in the future!!

If you like any of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamp sets, please head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store and use my code nora2016 to get 15% off your purchase!!


New up is Katherina's Blog. If you get lost along the way, hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog or the Imagine Crafts Blog for a complete set of links for the hop.

I thank you for stopping by and making it through this long post. I hope you have a FABULOUS Saturday!!


Supplies:
Imagine Crafts-"Melon Medley" Kaleidacolor ink pad, "Tangelo" and "Ladybug" Fireworks Spray, Memento "Tuxedo Black," Delicata "Golden Glitz" pigment ink, Versamark ink
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-"Wallflower," "Pretty Posies," "Wonderful Words," and "Shenanigans" stamp sets
Other-Kraft, White, Black, orange and Red card stock-Bazzill, Thread-DMC, Ranger Multi Matte Adhesive, 3M Foam adhesive, Sequins, Sponge Daubers, Q-tips, Ranger gold and white embossing powder, heat gun



43 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Fabulous cards! My favorite is the last one! Brilliant!

Debbie said...

Ohhhh!! Your cards are so pretty! Love the bright colors!

hoffee and a nuffin said...

Awesome techniques and lovely cards!

vinita jain said...

Such amazing creations, love the cheerful yellow effect on the first one and I totally love the washed look on the last one with a gold embossed sentiment on the pink banner!

Diane Jaquay said...

Nora, I love the bold, bright colors on your cards, especially the first 2 as those are some of my FAVORITE colors!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Loving all those happy colors!

Robin said...

Your cards are all so bright and cheery! Hugs, Robin

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Your cards are all so pretty and bright! I love all the happy colors!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Lovely cards! So many different looks with the same inks - awesome!

Kara Stainbrook said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors!

conil said...

WOW! All three of these are delicious and unique. All that glorious color pops right out and captures one's interest.

Inkyfingers said...

What a great collection of cards Nora! I love to see a bright and cheery card and those vivid ink colours are beautiful. I particularly love your ink blending and white embossing on the middle card - stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are wonderful.
The first will cheer up anyone who receives it.
The yellows are warming.
the shading on the second is also warming and
so pretty.
Love the third - it's not toned down too much.
The vibrant colors make you happy.
thanks for sharing some great cards.

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty Nora, the Kaleidacolor and sprays yielded such fun results! Love these Nora!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful collection of cards! Love how you used the ink.

Monica Edwards said...

Awesome job this is gorgeous - thanks for hopping with us!!

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Nora! Beautiful cards! I love the bright bold color and your clean designs!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous cards! Love the Kaleidacolor pads and the fun flower stamps you used! Pretty Posies is a fabulous stamp set, now added to my wish list!

Kathy Gayhart Carter said...

I love the splatters on both cards. Those are some great colors. I'll add them to my list. Thanks for a great share.

Nadine Carlier said...

All such beautiful cards!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Nora, these re all fantastic. Love the colors, so bright and cheery! Great job!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Beautiful cards. Such pretty colors.

D.Ann C said...

These are all so very bright & cheery.. . Love 'em!

Darlene Renshaw said...

I love the color choices. The entire card pops. I viewed 3 cards but the first one really stood out to me. Great job. :)

Bonnie said...

Oh so much prettiness Nora! Lovely!

Sue Rolfe said...

Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

Melanie said...

Hmmm, I can't decide which card I like the best - they are all great! Thanks for sharing and explaining your process!

Karenladd said...

Thanks for sharing the different ways those Fireworks sprays can be used. LOVE the bright pops of color and sprayed backgrounds.

Ahava said...

Love all your cards - so colourful

Marianne said...

Wow, these all look amazing. These cards will surely bring a smile to the recipient's face.

Jean said...

These are fantastic! Great job with these techniques!

Janis said...

I totally adore your cards. Those vivid colors are magnificent!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sherry Lee said...

Nice cards! That get well card would surely make ME better!

Craftychris said...

Wonderful selection of fabulousness! xxx

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love all these beautiful cards, awesome melon colored Kaleidacolor pad and Fireworks sprays and Delicata sentiments, so happy and fun!

Christy Q said...

Wow! Such stunning cards, Nora!! I love the watercoloring you did on the last card to create that beautiful monochromatic background.

Chark said...

so pretty--love each of these!

Taunya Butler said...

Your cards are freaking AMAZING - love the way you used that Kaliedacolor ink pad - such pretty colors and you have just made jaw-droppingly cool and great things with these products!! You are SO fun and I love seeing your cards!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, three wonderful cards! Way to go, Nora :)

Sheila H said...

Your cards are so colorful and fun!

Sue D said...

I like your colorful cards.

Kim S said...

I love the splashes of color on all of them! I particularly like the sunshiny colors on kraft - it's wonderfully vivid!!

Unknown said...

Love all the cards! You now how to splatter to create great effects!