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This week we are thrilled to welcome back CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, see a fantastic project by Angie Tieman, and have the opportunity to win theย Wheat Wreath and Amber Waves stamp sets (shown below)ย  (details at the end of this post).

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About CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Founded in 2012, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is a small company with big ideas located in beautiful Colorado. The stamps are made of the finest clear photopolymer available, and proudly made in the Heartland of America. They love ink and stamp like a dream! Our new line of Fri-Dies will coordinate with lots of our stamp sets, and are also made right here in the USA.

My designs are based on my love for Clean And Simple design, hence the CAS in our name, but will delight any stamper’s style. Whether you are a CAS enthusiast, or lover of Utterly Adorable Layers, you will have a blast getting inky with them.

New designs are released nearly every month. We’ll always start the party off with amazing sneak peeks from the Girl Fridays, and your chance to win prizes on the store blog. We’ll continue with inspirations and tips throughout the month for your oohing and aahing pleasure, so be sure to follow our blog or facebook page so you don’t miss anything. You’ll also want to follow us on Pinterest where each stamp and die set has it’s very own board filled with amazing project inspiration.

Please visit the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps website to see all the designs we have for you to ooh and aah over, and check out the list of stores where you can find them. I truly had a blast designing these stamps and dies, and I just can’t wait for you to start having fun with them!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Designer: Angie Tieman

Today we welcome Angie Tieman. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Angie’s projects below, but first, here is a little more about her:

AngieTiemanProfilePic-09242014-250WHi! My name is Angie Tieman, and I’m a Missouri girl living in Dallas, TX. My day job is awesome, teaching 3th – 5th grade struggling readers, even though it seriously interferes with my stamping time. I used to call myself a lazy stamper, but that was before the term “clean and simple” came along. So now I’m mainly a clean and simple stamper who occasionally makes a card my husband of 24 years describes as having “a lot of stuff going on.” When I’m not paper-crafting, I’m reading a book, hanging out with my girlfriends, or snuggling with my dog Scout.

 

With fall and the Thanksgiving holiday approaching us here in the US and Canada, it’s the perfect time to play with the CAS-ual Friday Stamps Wheat Wreath and Amber Waves. The watercoloring trend is big right now, but since I’m a lazy, I mean clean and simple, stamper, I have had no patience with trying to watercolor. That is until I learned you could just color some markers on a clear stamp, mist it with some water, and press it down on watercolor paper. Boom. Watercoloring.

Many Thanks Card

For the card below, I colored the beautiful harvest wreath from Wheat Wreath using mustard, olive, and two shades of rust markers. Once I finished coloring, I sprayed it with water in a mister bottle, stamped it and let it dry. Lastly, I inked the harvest wreath in Versamark ink, stamped it again, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I love how the gold layer is slightly offset so the watercolor shows behind it. That’s called a happy accident from me not lining it up correctly. Happy accidents in stamping are the best! To finish the card off, I flicked some gold shine spray on it and heat embossed the sentiment from Amber Waves in gold on a wooden banner. I like having dimension to my clean and simple cards, and usually I’m a stickler for a nice, flat panel and achieve that by gluing it to a piece of chipboard. But here I attached the panel just as it was, watercolored, wavy, and buckled, with foam dots.

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Supplies:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Wheat Wreath & Amber Waves stamp sets
Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock
Canson Watercolor paper
Stampin’ Up! Cajun Craze, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive markers
Tim Holtz Ranger Wild Honey marker
Versamark ink pad
Ranger Gold Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder
Martha Stewart heat tool
Ranger Mini Mister with water
Studio Calico wooden banner
Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine Spritz
Stampin’ Up! foam dimensionals

Grateful Card

For my second card, I used the wheat sheaf stamp from Amber Waves with the nifty watercolor trick again. I colored in the stamp with gold and tan markers, misted it with water, and stamped on watercolor paper. To add some texture, I pulled the threads out of a piece of burlap ribbon and attached them over the stamped image. I added a little wooden button and stamped the sentiment Grateful from the Wheat Wreath stamp set. I attached the watercolor paper to a piece of chipboard here to give it a flat, sturdy appearance and attached it to the card base with foam dots.

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Supplies:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Wheat Wreath & Amber Waves stamp sets
Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock and ink pad
Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake markers
Tim Holtz Ranger Wild Honey marker
Ranger Mini Mister with water
Stampin’ Up! Burlap Ribbon
Star & Bee wooden button
Stampin’ Up! foam dimensionals

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you toย Angie Tieman for her fabulous projects and to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to see more of their great products.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

Karen

78 replies on “Featured Company: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps”

  1. What beautiful cards! Love the watercolor effect and gold embossing on the first card! Would love to win these fantastic stamps. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Wow, Angie rocked these awesome designs! I adore how she did the wreaths!!!!! Congrats on the feature, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!!!

  3. Angie I just love what you’ve done these beautiful sets… your wreath panel looks just perfect to me!
    =] Michele

  4. Angie’s cards are just beautiful! Love the stamp sets! Awesome wreath card and I love the dimension on the Grateful card with the burlap!

  5. I have heard of CAS-ual Friday stamps but have not tried them for myself yet. The cards are gorgeous – fall is my favourite season!

  6. I would love to try these beautiful stamps and clever technique. The cards are so clean and simple! Thank you for sharing them!

  7. Lovely cards featuring 2 amazing CAS-ual Friday stamp sets which are perfect for this time of year (autumn). I especially love the burlap ribbon used on the wheat sheaf card, making it look 3D!!

  8. Love both of these cards. Using the burlap for dimension and texture is a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration. I have one of the sets – looks like I need the big wreath too.

  9. Wow, I am a CAS fan, although I style myself more simple than clean LOL. Love these cards. Your happy accident results in a fantastic look and I love the burlap strands over the wheat Hugz

  10. I love the wheat sheaths. They look so real.
    the wreath is beautiful. the colors are amazing.
    thanks for sharing some wonderful projects.

  11. Wow…your cards are so awesome. I love how you offset the wreath and how you added the texture to the wheat. So very nicely done.
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. What beautiful CAS cards! I will have to give your watercolor/overembossing technique a try as it gives such stunning results. And I am off to check out your site as well.

  13. WOW! Two beautiful cards. What a wonderful stamp set! I hope I win! I would like to help the kids at my church make cards for our local nursing home for Thanksgiving. This would be great for that.

  14. Autumn/Fall are my favourite time of year. Thanksgiving and Halloween ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great wreath! Love the effect you got by mistake. Nothing seems to be a mistake, as you can always make something else from your “mistakes”.
    Great job.
    Victoria, BC Canada

  15. Great watercolor technique! I, too, love how Angie made the wheat stalks look so real by adding the burlap fibers. I love clean and simple, so CAS is definitely for me!

  16. Angie, I love both your cards! I’m learning stamping so it never occurred to me to stamp using the watercolor technique and doing over it with embossing powder. That you for showing that technique and inspiring me so much. Your Grateful card is every bit amazing as your Many Thanks card. The strands of burlap elevate the whole card. Thank you so much for sharing both cards. I’m looking at stamping in a new way now.

  17. Wow! love both these cards, the wreath has stunning colours and the wheat sheaths I thought where real until I saw the card enlarged. Great CAS cards!

  18. Loving the grateful card. Thanks for the chance to win the stamps to make it! keep the ides pouring in please!

  19. I really like the way that Angie added dimension to her cards with some embossing and jute. I’m definitely going to case those ideas. Winning the stamp set would be the icing on the cake! Thanks for giving all of us the chance to win the beautiful stamp set.

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