January 16, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Sneak Peek--Rad



Sneak peek week continues on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog!  Today's featured set, which will be available on January 18, is a graphic set that you will turn to again and again for those hard-to-make masculine cards, especially the young men in your life.

I just used some of the fantastic mix-and-match words in this set to make a birthday card for my brother.  I first made a panel of cardstock strips, die cut a star from the center, then added some texture to the panel with an impression plate.

After stamping the "totally epic" sentiment through the star opening onto the card base, I impressed a smaller star on top of it.  Instead of added dimensional embellishments like buttons or pearls, I kept the design flat and masculine by punching circles in the top panel before adhering it with foam dots.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Oatmeal, Lake House), Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, Terracotta Tile), Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
Stamps:  CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (Rad)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (star dies, Linen & Canvas impression plate), hole punches

Check out all of the fabulous samples up today on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog!

21 comments:

Lynn said...

Absolutely love all the texture on this...awesome Christina!

Laurie said...

OH my goodness! This is amazing! I love the texture, and the colors!

Laura B. said...

Love this! Those punched dots are fabulous!

Chunyuan Wu said...

awesome card with the color blocking and negative. love the details of punched holes of different sizes.

Marisa said...

Fabulous colour combo and just love the card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally cool card!!! Hugs ~S~

Kara said...

totally cool Christina!

Marybeth said...

I love the impressed panels and bold colors Christina! Such fun random cut outs too.

Happy Dance said...

The colors grabbed me right away, and then I saw the subtle texture. WOW! And all the dimension! This is a totally epic card! Bev

Brandi said...

This is awesome!

Karen B. said...

My boys would flip out over this awesome card.

Lisa Petrella said...

AWESOME masculine card!! LOVE every single detail!!!

Sharron said...

Fabulous!! Love the bold colors and texture! Great idea to use the punched holes and embossed star. It gives such wonderful texture while keeping a CAS look and easily mailable card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the holes... what a clever idea.

Joyce said...

This is an amazing guy card. I love the holes in place of bling--very manly.

Tracey McNeely said...

Yes your card is epic Christina! I love the colours, the ultra cool sentiment the star, how you popped it up and the icing on the cake--the holes!

Jingle said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!! Fantastic card!

Angie Tieman said...

I fell out of my chair when I saw this card! Love, love, love!!

Stacey Schafer said...

totally cool, Christina!

Kelly Griglione said...

ACKKKK! I saw this on the CAS-ual Fridays stamp blog and FELL IN LOVE! Your colors are AMAZING! The star die/emboss is AMAZING. The three different sized holes on each side are AMAZING. Your split vertical and horizontal sentiment is AMAZING. In short, you will find it no surprise that I think your card is .... yep, AMAZING!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Sorry I'm so behind on comments...I love this card!

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