Friday, March 31, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays March Release Blog Hop!


Hello, hello!   We are doing something different this month for CAS-ual Fridays new release - we are having a big blog hop with the whole design team as well as some special guests!!   There will be prizes galore, so be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of FIVE $20 CFS gift certificates - and comment on the CFS blog for a chance at a $50 gift certificate!!   Wowza!

OK - so on to my projects!   My very favorite of the new release is up first - this card uses the new release stamp sets Floating & So Pretty .
congratulations handmade card | hot air balloons | cas-ual fridays stamps | papercraft | cardmaking | clear stamps | handmade | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com
I used an oldie but goodie technique here - Joseph's Coat.  To do it, I sponged a bunch of different colors of Catherine Pooler inks onto white cardstock.   Next I heat embossed the hot air balloons from floating with clear embossing powder.  After it cooled for a few seconds, I swiped the CP Black ink direct to paper over the entire piece.   

congratulations handmade card | hot air balloons | cas-ual fridays stamps | papercraft | cardmaking | clear stamps | handmade | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

The end result is so gorgeous and vivid!   I took it a step further, and removed the shiny embossing by lifting it with a warm iron (I covered the panel with a plain piece of paper and ironed over it to remove the powder).   I combined sentiments from the two stamp sets and heat embossed them in white.

My next card uses Rad & Modern Petals.  This set is going to be awesome for all those masculine cards that are SOOOOO difficult to create, lol!!   

birthday card | modern petals | cas-ual fridays stamps | papercraft | cardmaking | clear stamps | handmade | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com
The Modern Petals set is a lot of fun to play with - the color combinations are endless!

birthday card | modern petals | cas-ual fridays stamps | papercraft | cardmaking | clear stamps | handmade | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

For my last card, I used a sentiment from So Pretty stamped with a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad.   The stars are from Twinkle.
birthday card | cas-ual fridays stamps | papercraft | cardmaking | clear stamps | handmade | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com
I added a little sparkle to this one with Nuvo Drops, Spectrum Noir sparkle marker & glitter tape!

birthday card | cas-ual fridays stamps | papercraft | cardmaking | clear stamps | handmade | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

I'm the last stop on the hop!   I hope you've had fun!   Head over to CAS-ual Fridays to shop the new release - the stamps are available right now!   And be sure to use my special code, KIMBERLY2017 to save 15% off your entire purchase - yes, even these amazing NEW stamps!!!   How awesome is that?!  










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51 comments:

  1. Wow, lovely! Those balloons....just gorgeous.

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  2. gorgeous work :) love the floral hot air balloon. thanks for sharing

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  3. I like all of your cards - very cool. I love that joseph's coat technique. Yours turned out so perfectly! Your second card is my favorite, though!

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  4. Wonderful cards! All so unique and lovely!

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  5. Those balloons are fantastic.
    Love how they are floating
    off the card.
    Thanks for sharing some wonderful
    projects.

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  6. love how you combined a few sets in that first card x

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  7. Great cards! I need to try the Joseph's Coat technique!

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  8. What a way to end the blog hop list! Spectacular! Love those multicoloured hot air balloons, simply amazing! I've never heard of Joseph's Coat technique, I'll have to look up a video for it now. The Totally awesome Birthday card is totally AWESOME! I really love the colours you used. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow, your first card is absolutely fabulous! Thanks for reminding me about that wonderful technique. Love your other cards, as well.

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  10. Excellent cards! I love all of them!! Well done~

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  11. These are so cool!! LOVE the first one with the balloons on the black!! Looks SO COOL!!

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  12. Your cards are so bright and fresh looking. I love the different color combinations you used!

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  13. Please, please, please do a video on that first card. It's so amazing, and I couldn't quite understand your explanation. Don't tell the others, but I think it's my favorite of the whole blog hop. Extraordinary.

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  14. Love your cards! I can't decide which one is my favorite :)

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  15. Great cards. Love the Modern Petals card.
    Kathleen Mc x

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  16. Stunning! The first card just took my breath away - it gives such an unique twist to the balloon design. Will have to try this technique :) Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

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  17. Um...thud! That black balloon card is insane! Love it to pieces!! I agree, do a video and lets feature it :)

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  18. WOW Kimberly, these are fabulous, a great job on all of them!

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  19. Amazing cards! I love them all, but I think the second graphic is my favorite as I love graphic cards and its in my favorite color combo.

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  20. Wow wow wow!! The Joseph's coat technique is stunning! I can't stop staring!

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  21. Beautiful cards! I love the first one - so stunning!

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  22. Love the black card stock for the sentiment!

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  23. Fabulous cards. Love the technique you used on the first one.

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  24. I never would have guessed how u created the hot air balloon card- thanks for sharing this dynamite technique!

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  25. Wow is all I can say about your first card. So awesome. Great idea and use of this Stamp.

    Cheryl Jones

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  26. Love the Joseph's Coat technique... So very pretty/Jan

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  27. Your cards are gorgeous. I especially like the vibrant colors of your first card.

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  28. Absolutely stunning cards! I can't decide which I like best - they are all so vivid and just look AMAZING!!!

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  29. Fabulous cards. The Joseph's coat balloons are just stunning!

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  30. Wow, the colorful balloons on the black background are so stunning. Also love the blue petal background on your other card. Very beautiful work.

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  31. All your cards are great, but the one with the Floating stamp set is amazing!!!!

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  32. I enjoyed learning how you created all three of your cards! I want to try the Joseph coat technique! I also like that your other two cards have a masculine feel to them! I am always looking for masculine card inspiration! Thank you!!

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  33. These are all awesome but WOW that hot air balloons technique!! Gorgeous!

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  34. That hot air balloon card is such a WOW card. I couldn't stop looking at it. I want to make one! Beautiful cards!

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  35. Awesome cards! Love that gorgeous hot air balloon! Fabulous technique and colors!

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  36. Great cards! I just love your floating card - great techniques and something I must try! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  37. I love the card you made with the Modern Petals and the Rad set. So cool!

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  38. BEAUTIFUL Projects!! LOVE the First one especially!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

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  39. Awesome designs
    on your lovely
    cards.
    Carla from Utah

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  40. Wow Kimberly, you really showered everyone with inspiration with your cards!! I've never seen that technique you used for the balloon card. It looks so amazing, will definitely need to try it. And your Modern Petals card is so cool, especially with the colours. You totally rock!!

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  41. Love love your cards!! The floating card is just gorgeous!

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  42. I like all your cards and love the stamp sets too. The technique of embossing and then removing the shine is very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Fabulous cards! The balloon is definitely a favorite. I really need to try that technique! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  44. Hi Kimberly ~ Your cards are absolutely stunning; each and every one. From the hot air balloons right down to the masculine card (I ALWAYS have trouble with those) and the happy birthday card. Thanks so much for sharing. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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