Hello everyone! Today is my last post for this year, and the last post as a member of the CAS-ual Fridays Design Team. I’ve had a blast working with Michele and the other gals on the team, I’ll miss them!
Hello crafters! Today I am reviewing another kind of Nuvo product for you – the Nuvo Mousse, something like an embossing paste, but oh so delicious you will want to use it on everything!
Hello crafty friends! A big welcome to you all coming over from Amy – I’m hopping today with two fabulous companies, Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh, and you wouldn’t believe the inspiration you can find along the way and the prizes up for grabs! So, let’s come along for some shaker christmas goodness!
Lovely greetings, crafty friends! Valentine’s day is filling the air with love and hearts, and so I thought it would just be fitting to have a card to celebrate the occasion. I decided to go with stamps and dies by Pretty Pink Posh today and to join the festivities over at Pretty Pink Posh:
I got inspired by the card on the very left – I just love the idea of the little windows that show something underneath. In my case, I decided to keep it clean and simple.
I wanted to keep the card design overall very clean and simple to make the colors in my little round windows pop. It’s amazing that blending pink and red distress ink together looks so lovely, who’d have thought? And the little kraft mat behind my front panel is just perfect to set it off against the white card base, but without distracting at all.
You could stamp the little hearts with gold pigment ink, or heat emboss them with embossing powder. I decided to break out my gilding flakes again since I hadn’t used them in ages and I wanted the texture that only gilding can give you. It’s a bit messy and an exercise in not-breathing (as exhaling can cause your flakes to fly around the room), but I love the results:
Hello everyone, today I have a very elegant project featuring products by CAS-ual Fridays. Even though I’m a huge fan of one layer cards, I decided to add some dimension to my card today. And I didn’t want it to be just a simple frame, I wanted this card to sparkle and shine.
As you can see, it was some work to add all the double-sided adhesive to my card front before I could add the gilding flakes for the sparkle. The end result, in my opinion, was totally worth it, though. The texture and color variation in the gilding flakes is just perfect for this frame. If you have a laminator or the Minc machine, you could even try foiling. Since I have neither, I went with the gilding flakes and could achieve a very similar effect.
Since I wanted the flowers to complement the frame, and not compete with it, I decided to only do a very light coloring. I finally got out my distress markers again, which had been neglected for quite some time and were quite sad about that. You can scribble distress markers either on an acrylic block or directly onto the paper, and I did the latter. If you do not have the distress markers, you can always use the distress ink pads and just put some ink down onto your work surface and pick it up with a brush.
To add the finishing touch, it sprinkled some sequins by Pretty Pink Posh onto my card. I tried to use colors that I used in the card so that they would match the overall color scheme and I think it turned out just lovely!
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