Thursday, July 14, 2016
CAS-ual Fridays July Release Day 5
Welcome back, friends! Only 1 more day until the CAS-ual Friday Holiday Release is available for purchase, woohoo!!! Today we have 2 festive stamp sets to share with you, Mistletoe & Holly and Holly Jolly Borders.
I just LOVE the sentiments in this stamp set! I always listen to lots of Christmas music around the holidays, both contemporary and oldies, and this song is one that I can't get out of my head, "oh by gosh by golly, it's time for mistletoe and holly"! My card is quite non-traditional, but I do love how it turned out. I first stamped one of the borders from Holly Jolly Borders on an angle to make the background (I love that 2 of these stamps can be used for non-holiday cards!) For the raised panel I stamped one of the borders using yellow ink and then die cut it with a circle die. Notice that there's a panel with some pink peeking through behind that panel? That's me fixing a boo boo! I had first stamped a panel all in pink, but didn't like it because I thought I needed some additional color on my card. But I had already put foam tape on the back of the pink panel and didn't want to waste it. So I stamped the yellow panel and die cut the circle, but didn't get it lined up perfectly. There was just a tiny bit of pink showing through, so I ended up staggering the 2 panels and letting the pink border show through. Honestly it ended up looking much better that way. Funny how things work out like that sometimes lol! I stamped the mistletoe sentiment on my card, and the by golly sentiment on black card stock and embossed in white. I ended up fussy cutting the embossed sentiment and separating it into 2 pieces to make it work better with my design.
Be sure to visit the CAS-ual Friday blog and leave a comment, there will be a $15.00 gift certificate to the CAS-ual Friday store awarded to 3 commenters! Hope to see you back here tomorrow, I'll have more wonderful cards to share!