Friday, February 3, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays February Release Day 4
Full On Floral & Daisy Chains

It's arrived!  It's Day 4 of our peeks of the new CASual Fridays February Release.. AND.. the stamps are officially in the store today!  There are 8 new sets to choose from!  Today we're showing Full on Floral - a beautiful background stamp, and Daisy Chains - a set of border stamps.

I've used the Full on Floral background throughout the past four days each time using a different technique.  Today I embossed the background with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper and then painted a rainbow of color using distress inks.  The background is a good size - perfect for an A2 (4.25 x 5.5" card).

I keep my distress inks in a palate loaded up with the reinkers,  so they are easy to dip into with a water brush and add bold color.  When I add the paints I start by skipping every other color.  So for this one I painted the primary colors - Candy Apple, Lemonade, and Ocean Spray before adding the other colors.  This helps me with my spacing, and by letting the color soak into the paper they don't mix as much when I apply the secondary colors - keeping each color distinct.

The sentiment is from Heartfelt Sayings.  The scallop border in gold adds some sparkle to the design.

My second card features the Daisy Chain border stamp set.  It includes four pretty borders.. but how to show them all off for you?  I decided to stamp them in colorful rows on a panel of card stock!

I added some highlights to the flowers with Copic Markers and some glittery goodness with Spectrum Noir markers.

I added gems and pearls to the center of some of the flowers for more color and sparkle.  A sprinkle of gold foil hearts from Fun Fetti are fun too!   The sentiment is again from Heartfelt Sayings.

Want to see more projects featuring the new stamps? Just click on the Design Team members names below to jump to their blogs!

 Want to go shopping? There's lots of stamps in the sale section of the store, and yes.. you can double dip using my special code. Any commission that would normally be given to me has been redirected to CASual Fridays for their Calling All Sistahs Campaign to use toward breast cancer awareness and prevention. I do not accept any payment for products I use on my blog. I only work with products I love and would recommend.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CASual Fridays Heartfelt Sayings, Full On Floral
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders | MFT Fishtail Flags

Stamps | CASual Fridays Heartfelt Sayings, Daisy Chains
Dies | CASual Fridays Fun Fetti


Joyce said...

So glad I stopped by, Jeanne. You have treated me to a dose of color and happiness, and that is always wonderful. Love your bright and bold cards.

Nora Noll said...

Oh how lovely!! That first card looks so pretty with the rainbow colors. I LOVE how you used the Daisy Chain stamp in the second one, though. Amazing design!!

Sheila H said...

The distressed ink on the first card is glorious. It 's so bright and beautiful. And I love the way you stamped the second card. It's colorful, cheerful and fun.

Helen said...

Whether the design is white embossed or color stamped, it shows up so beautifully in your card layout. The rainbow background is vibrant and the special touches to your daisy chain design make for great cards. Thanks for sharing.

cm said...

Full On Floral fabulousness, my friend! You've certainly made these blooms the stars of the stage! Came back home yesterday, after dropping my husband at the airport for a week's travel to Austria (work related). Missing him...and my mom...and my niece and nephew. Visiting your blog: the perfect pick-me-up! You've made me smile, sparked inspiration and warmed my heart! I'll be in touch with a real note soon; stay tuned! Hope you're feeling better...extra hugs enroute!