Saturday, June 24, 2017

Calling All Sistahs June Encouragement Challenge

This is one of 2 posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop ~ Day 2 post please go here.

Hello Blogging Buddies,

Have you heard about the new Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge??

There is a NEW June Calling All Sistahs: Presented by CAS-ual Friday Stamps Encouragement Card Challenge by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!!  Anyone can ener and use any products you have on hand.  PLUS there is the above photo for Inspiration!!  You could even be the lucky WINNER!!  Why not give it a try!!

Here is another card that I made using the above photo for inspiration:


Water color paper
Kraft card stock
Distress oxides ink
Black ink
WOW White Pearl embossing powder

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  I used some leftover Prima paper from another project.  I took some water color paper and wet it down.  I swirled several of the new Distress Oxide inks onto my craft mat and then spritzed some water on it and ran my paper through the inks several times, dried it with my drying tool and then spritzed the paper again to get the water color effect that I wanted and then let the paper dry.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves from the Pretty Posies stamp set with Versamark and then heat embossed it with WOW White Pearl embossing powder.  Then I cut the shape out and added that to my card.  I then took some black ink and the sentiments from the Breathe stamp set and stamped the sentiment on the card.  So what do you think of my Encouragement card?

Be sure to stop by the CAS-ual Fridays store to see all the wonderful stamp sets there are to make cards of encouragement with!!  If you decide that there are one or two stamp sets that you just have to have then use this code encourage17 to get 15% off stamps and dies!!

Don't forget to stop by the Encouragement Squad post to see all the lovely creations that the new Design Team have made.

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!!  There will be a prize of a $25 Gift Card to use at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, that will be doubled if your use CAS-ual Fridays products for your card!!

I hope I have inspired you!!

Thanks for stopping by!!



  1. Lori this is so pretty. I have been playing with those inks too. I love the behind the embossed flowers

  2. Hi Lori this is a stunning card. I think I need to take the sentiment to heart at the moment. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Beautiful card, Lori! Such a soft, soothing look. <3

  4. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! I love the colors!! They look amazing!! And what a sweet sentiment, too!! So inspirational and fabulous, my friend!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Lovely card, Lori, and beautiful colors! It's a great take on the challenge, and a wonderful encouraging sentiment. Hugs, de


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