Sunday, March 9, 2014

CFS: Clover





Hi folks!! It's time for another CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release, with 3 stamp sets and 1 die being revealed over the next two days. The first set is Clover and it is St. Patrick's Day themed, but still open enough for other uses like this best friends card.


 The single Shamrock/clover image works well if you want to add some stitching detail. I did a simple satin stitch all the way around, and then down the stem. The gold thread from cousin Helen totally rocks!
  


So loving the white embossed vellum look. This vellum panel is stamped with a frame of shamrocks made from a border stamp. Since it's impossible to see the stamped Versamark to line up each side of the frame, I stamped it out in ink on a scratch piece of paper first, and then placed the transparent vellum on top. I then could get perfect placement with the Versamark before I put the embossing powder on.



I sewed a little pocket out of the sentiment panel and filled it with a chartreuse paper so the white sentiment popped a little more for reading. I also cut out the large Shamrock and tucked it in the pocket.  

Like it? No need to wait, Michele is releasing this set right NOW since St. Paddy's day is coming up quickly!
  
More inspiration waits for you with the rest of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team:

 Dana

We'll all be back tomorrow with a new stamp and die set! Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

16 comments:

  1. Both of these cards are fabulous! I love the stitching on the first one and the embossed vellum on the second ;)

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  2. Yes! The stitching and yellow polka dots inside make the first card a stunner!
    ... and fabulous second card with white stamped on vellum!

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  3. The stitched clover is beautiful, Kelly, and thanks for the hint about stamping in ink for a pattern for vellum stamping.

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  4. Love, love, love!!! Both are beautiful and stunning!

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  5. Loving the stitching here today! Theses are both gorgeous cards with wonderful sentiments....love the embossed vellum. Your first card is beautiful well they both are.

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  6. It's so fun to see embroidery and cross stitch on cards. Very clever design!

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  7. Beautiful cards :) ur idea of embroidery is amazing n u did an awesome work, I am so bad with sewing :) love the vellum card, it looks so elegant. So glad to work with u in the March release :)

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  8. Love your St Pat's cards Kelly!
    I wish I had made some now ;)
    Are you coming downtown next w-e for the dyeing of the river?

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  9. Your stitched clover is adorable Kelly! Love your second card with the pretty embossed vellum and cute pocket! Thanks for the tip too ;)

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  10. Beautiful cards, Kelly! Love the stitching and vellum!

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  11. LOVE the stitching on this, so cool!

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  12. Fabulous. I also am loving that white on vellum. Those are great tips about putting it over scratch paper and also putting the Chartreuse paper behind. This looks like a really fun set.

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  13. Wonderful projects! I love that gold stitched clover--makes it extra lucky, I think! I love white embossing on vellum, too, and what a good idea to put a bit of colored paper in the pocket. So simple and so effective!

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  14. Yep, that gold thread does totally rock, Kelly ... it's fantastic! Love white embossing on vellum, so of course I love your card ... clever tip for the frame and for the coloured card inside the pocket to make the white pop! Awesome, as ever! Anita :)

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  15. Wow!!! The stitched clover is Stunning!!!!

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