March 1, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #92--Wallpaper


Helloooo March!  Does anyone else think February is the longest month?  Just me?  Well, I'm always glad when it's over, because once you hit March you can finally start talking about spring with some real hope that it's just around the corner.  So hooray for March!

Not only is there a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays today, but we have a fantastic sponsor and the debut of our newest Girl Fridays.  Go on over and give them a warm welcome!

The theme this week is wallpaper:  stamp a background on your clean and simple design.  Who doesn't love doing that?


To add to the fun, our wonderful sponsor, Ellen Hutson, is offering up a $25 gift certificate to this week's winner.  And who wouldn't love to add some more papercrafting goodies to their stash?


I've been dying to try out WPlus9's white ink on a kraft background using the woodgrain border from Woodgrain Silhouettes, so I did just that for today's card.  I stamped the border three times to cover the card base.  

Next, I stamped the large leafy flourish from Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions in navy over the top.  Hello, gorgeous!  And what a nice coincidence that Jennifer McGuire posted a video about this technique (apparently it's called "ghost stamping") just a few days ago.

I stamped the sentiment onto a wide strip of white cardstock, layered a strip of navy on top and another strip below the white border.  Some foam dots behind the sentiment panel add dimension while keeping the design flat for mailing.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft), Stampin' Up! (Midnight Muse), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Woodgrain Silhouettes & Additions), Papertrey Ink (Through the Trees)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Midnight Muse), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)

Hoping I don't need a sympathy card anytime soon, but it's essential to have one or two on hand.

Have I mentioned how thrilled I am to be serving as a Girl Friday for another term?  And how honored I am to have such incredible teammates?  You won't want to miss any of their designs, so be sure to pay a visit to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see the entire line-up of inspiration.

TGIF, friends!  Have a great weekend!

30 comments:

Joyce said...

So happy that you are still a girl Friday. I love being inspired by your work. This is gorgeous. I did see that video the other day about ghost stamping, and have been meaning to give it a try. This is a great example of it.

Kelly Griglione said...

This is absolutely stunning, Christina!! The way the blue highlights the white woodgrain is so striking! And very appropriate for a sympathy card. So excited to be on your team : )

Shelley Germann said...

Wow! Can't get any better than this! The leaf form has so much more dimension stamped this way. Excellent!

Maureen Merritt said...

Absolutely stunning Christina!

Lynn said...

Oh this is stunning Christina. I assumed it was white background paper with kraft stamping...amazing the coverage of the white ink.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! You make the most elegant and beautiful cards! This is amazing - love it!

Jingle said...

This is so beautiful! I really love it!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

So pretty! I thought at first it was kraft stamped on white... very surprised after reading that it was white on kraft! I'll be giving this technique a try. hugs.

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful colors on this card, perfect sympathy card.

Lindsay said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Christina! So lovely!

Michele Gross said...

Really beautiful!!

Sylvia Blum said...

Soooo adorable, Christina! LOVE the layered stamping and the effect of this! Gorgeous!
Sylvia xx

Sara Mac said...

This is gorgeous Christina! WOW! It really just pops off the page. That blue is one beautiful color.

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this, Christina!!! The wood grain is fabulous as is the leaf image and color combo.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is perfect, beautiful, stunning in every way!

Aimes said...

One word: Stunning!
Hugs!
x

Brandi said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the woodgrain background pattern and the color combo!

Nancy said...

Had to add my comments about your gorgeous (as usual) card, love the "ghost stamping" technique Christina, so pretty.
Congrat's on your "Girl Friday" continued status, well deserved!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow.....this is GORGEOUS!!!

Renee said...

You had me at NAVY!! :)
And what a simply perfect card...
I love it! :)
And I was talking about spring last week...in February..and how my weeds are starting to turn green...
buttercups in bloom...
and now that it's March...
I'm watching snow fall outside my window. :(

Lea L. said...

Beautiful! Loving the stamped woodgrain!

xiumaiyuki said...

Nothing but love for this stunning card! You are working magic with that white ink!

Vickie Z said...

Love this!! The background is wonderful and the leaves in that blue is fabulous!!

Sharron said...

Love your gorgeous card! That white covers so beautifully over the kraft that it is truly hard to tell which is the base color and the blue ghost stamping looks fantastic.

wandaguess said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! So crisp and graphic. Love the colors. Love everything about it!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

WOW! beyond beautiful!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Nance Leedy said...

Woohoo, well of course they want you for another Girl-Friday gig...you're fabulous...and this card proves it. Kudos! Love the woodgrain {swoon} and the navy leaf ghost is gorgeous! Fabulous card, my friend. Hope you are well!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautifully CAS, loving the wallpaper. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

So elegant and beautiful! I just love the colors you used and the woodgrain backround!

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