Sunday, 10 July 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - July New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 1

Yippee!!! Today is finally here!! Its time for the July New Release Sneak Peeks at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!


We have all sorts of wonderful stamps and dies to show you over the next five days and it will definitely get you in the 'Christmas' mood!!

This first post includes stamps and dies that were included with the Catherine Pooler 'Stamp of Approval - Holiday Box' last year but not available anywhere else. I know there are lots of people who have been waiting for these to be released, so your going to be very happy indeed!!

Up first we have the 'Bring on the Snowflakes' stamp set:


These are such gorgeous, modern snowflakes in different sizes and patterns. For my card I wanted to show these patterns off:


I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes in white on a panel of water colour CS. I then used my mini-blending tool and Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean to create an ombre look. I cut out two tags using the 'Scallop Tag Fri Dies' and popped them up on foam tape on the card front. I stamped the sentiment from the new 'Snowy Sayings' stamp set on a strip of white CS and put on foam tape as well. A few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished the sparkle!!



Next up we have the 'Funky Flakes Fri Dies' which are a match for the 'Bring on the Snowflakes' stamp set. I felt a bit of shimmer and inlaid die-cutting was in order to show these off:


I die cut the snowflakes from Craft Smith 'Holiday Foil' CS in silver. I then cut a strip of white CS and also another strip of the same foil CS which was slightly bigger. I die cut the snowflakes from the white CS strip and adhered some more white CS behind it. This gave me somewhere to inlay the silver snowflakes, which I did with some glue. The silver strip and snowflake panel where adhered to the card front. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the 'Snowy Sayings' stamp set in silver and popped it up on foam tape. For embellishment I glued on the little silver circles that were popped out of the snowflake dies, just for something different!!


Last but certainly not least, we have the 'Snowy Sayings' Stamp set which I think will become one of my favourites for my Christmas cards.

 
I stamped snowflakes on the card front using blue/gray inks. I then used the 'Friend Fri Die' through the snowflakes and adhered a panel of white CS to the back. After using the 'friend' die on some light blue and light turquoise CS, I glued them all together and inlaid them into the card. The sentiment was stamped in black ink, Wink of Stella was brushed over the die cut and some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh finished it off.

If your wanting to get your hands on any of these new products on Release Day or any CAS-ual Fridays goodies, please use my 'Girl Friday' code to save yourself some money!!


The rest of the 'Girl Fridays' have created some spectacular projects to show off these new products and you can find their blog links on the CAS-ual Fridays blog, along with the chance to win prizes. I hope you'll join us tomorrow for Day 2 of the New Release Sneak Peeks!!

Take care
Shona
 
 

 

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous cards from fabulous products.

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  2. I am loving your cards and I am loving the dies and stamps too. Makes me want to make snowflake cards now.

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  3. Oh wow! Such amazing release!!! Your snowflake cards are breathless!!!

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  4. Beautiful card! I love the silver flakes! I love these snowflakes!

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  5. Your cards are all very elegant. Love the cute design of the first one.

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  6. These are all just stunning Shona.

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  7. Beautiful and unique cards!

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  8. Such beautiful cards! I love these new sets.

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  9. What a wonderful trio of festive and magical snowflakes...love each one of your cards!

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  10. Wow!! I LOVE how you used the tag die on the first one. I had to look at it twice to see what it was. Great design on each of these beautiful cards.

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  11. Stunning and so pretty. Loving the colours of the blending on your first card. That CS on your second card is fabulous and wow to the layout and idea on the third card. Beautiful inspiration thank you x

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  12. Wow, three Christmas cards already done...or do you have a stash already made. These three are beautiful. You've really given these new products a real workout. Off course, they are stunning...you don't know how to make anything else.

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  13. Gorgeous cards, awesome ink blending, elegant silver embossing and beautiful inlay die cut technique for a CAS design!

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  14. I love them all, but my fav is that silver one! Gorgeous work!

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