Thursday, August 1, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays: Christmas Carols + 2 cards

Our final stamp set for the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps release is a classic Christmas set called Christmas Carols.

 It's got a great line/dot border that I multiplied to make a thicker band leading to the Peace sentiment. The embossing powder goes from silver to gold mid-way down the band.

There's also a set of four petaled flowers. I stamped the medium one in the form of a wreath, and the small one on top of itself to make berries, poinsettias, or something red that would be in a wreath! Here you can see the line/dot border paired with a sentiment from the set.

Well that's all, you've made it through the release posts! The dies and sets will be available at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps on Friday at 9 EST.

Thanks so much for looking!


  1. LOVE that navy card and how you ended the lines around the sentiment! I love that trick of using more than one embossing powder - it always gets a WOW!

  2. I *love* these projects, Kelly! That wreath is so creative and I love the navy and gold for a different holiday look! So elegant!

  3. Beautiful cards, Kelly. The first one is so elegant and the second one is happy and bright. Both are perfect Christmas cards. Simply beautiful. Bev
    p.s. hope you're having a great adventure day!

  4. OK, the gold to silver embossing is just too cool and love how it frames the P, and that wreath is so pretty and perfect!

  5. Love love love your ideas and executions!! You are ah-mazing, Kelly!

  6. Such pretty cards Kelly! I LOVE you sweet wreath!!

  7. Soooo the mix of embossing powders!

  8. Wow! These are both fabulous cards! I love how you think!
    I was wondering if there is a specific method you use for the two-tone embossing powder result. It's absolutely gorgeous!! I've never tried two-tone embossing.
    Many thanks! I love your work.

    Sue Brailey

    1. Hi Sue!

      Thanks so much for your comment : ) It's such an easy technique, you have to try it! Just stamp with the VersaMark, pour embossing powder on one half and shake off. Then pour a different color powder on the rest of the card, overlapping where your existing powder is a little. That's just to make sure you have complete coverage. The second powder shouldn't mix with the spots the first powder is already on. Shake off. Then heat emboss. For this particular design I tried to have a curve to the middle where the colors intersect, so I had that in mind when pouring the first color.

      Hope you give it a try!

  9. I love these unique and beautiful cards, Kelly! That transition of the ep from silver to gold is so inspired! And your light and airy wreath is a wonderful breath of fresh air for a Christmas card; perfect ef on the bottom half!!

  10. I have been missing visiting your blog, you are always an inspiration :) love the way silver changes into gold :) love the colors on second card :)

  11. These are just gorgeous. The holidays will be here before you know it, and it looks like you will be totally prepared.


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