But how awesome is “lost in the shuffle” as an apology for missing a card-worthy occasion? It’s just one of the many sentiments included in the “In The Cards”Â stamp set (and coordinating “Shuffle” Fri-Dies set) that I received as part of today’s Imagine Crafts/CAS-ual Fridays blog hop!
While I love the stamp set, I ended up using more of the die set for this card since I wanted to try the inlay technique and I’m very happy with how it all turned out.
- White Card Stock
- Imagine Crafts Walnut Ink in Terra Cotta and Java
- CAS-ual Fri-Dies “Shuffle” Die Set
- Helmar Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner
- Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Texture Spray in Wedding Dress
- CAS-ual Fridays “In The Cards” Stamp Set
- Imagine Crafts StazOn Opaque Ink in Ivory Black
- Self-Adhesive Crystals
- Helmar ZapDots 1/4″ White Round White Double-Sided Adhesives
- Miscellaneous: Paper Trimmer, Sizzix Big Shot, Scissors
Spray a sheet of cardstock with Walnut Ink and allow to dry.
Cut numerous diamonds, hearts, clubs, and spades from the Shuffle Fri-Dies set from the sprayed papers. For variation, feel free to cut some from the more speckled edges as well as some from the solid-color areas.
Cut those same shapes from the card front in a random pattern. Make sure to cut some off the edges of the card front to really “sell” the random pattern idea.
Apply adhesive to the entire front panel of the card front and match the card front over the adhesive. The glue peeks through the holes, making it easy to slot in the colored die cuts.
Trim 1/4″ strips from the sprayed card stock and make them into a frame just inside the perimeter of the card.
Spritz the assembled card with irRESISTible texture spray and allow to dry.
Stamp a sentiment onto a 1/2″ strip of white card stock. Trim the ends, add a crystal, and pop the strip up with ZapDots and it’s done!
So, the next step on the hop will bring you to Karen Griglione’s blog! And if you missed a stop on the hop, you can find the full list of participating blogs (with links!) over at the Imagine Crafts post.
Now, a little bird tells me that there’s a giveaway happening as part of this blog hop, and all you have to do is leave a comment to enter! And if you can’t think of anything else to say, tell me your favorite card game! I’ve always been a Gin Rummy fan, myself. Winners will be announced on the 27th!