Monday, July 6, 2020

Mon Amie- My Friend

Hi Friends!

I am having a chance this morning to share another quick and easy card using the Mon Ami stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps (that I have owned for several years now but have not inked up until now). 

Many of you know that I am making an effort to use stamps that I already own and especially those that have never been inked up at all, or not inked in many years.  This is a personal quest that will take years to complete, but now I have created at least one card with this cute set!

I wanted to participate with the Festive Friday 062 “National Simplicity Day” Challenge and you get to pick three from their list to create your card/project.  

I chose Floral Theme, Single Image/Photo and Stitching (Faux or Real- I used a stitched oval die).

To create this card:

Using Distress Inks (I used Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron and Tumbled Glass), tap the ink onto a piece of acetate, lightly spritz with water and press the white cardstock into the ink.  FYI- for this card, I just pressed the ink in the areas that I wanted the colors to be – pink for the petals, lime green for the stems, blue for a bit of sky, etc. versus allowing all of the colors to blend. 

Use a heat tool to thoroughly dry the panel before proceeding.

De-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Mon Ami images with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

Use water-based markers to color in the images to your satisfaction and die cut with a stitched oval die.  Die cut another oval out of black cardstock to mount the floral image. 

Mount onto a white card base with dimensional foam (I used chipboard for more stability).

Finish off the card by using a clear glitter pen over the petals and an extra fine white paint pen for the stamens.

Quick and easy but a bit difficult for me to photograph with the white background.  The card is definitely is brighter IRL, lol!

Stamp Sets: Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz™ Distress- Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass; Stampin’ Write Markers- Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Gemini, Jr.™, Dies- My Favorite Things Stitched Oval STAX, Sizzix™ Ovals; AquaPainter™, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I will be posting more cards this week, plus a new Card Concept Challenge!  Hugs and I hope you can drop by again soon!

1 comment:

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie! Those bright and cheery colors really pop on the clean design. So pretty! Thanks so much for sharing over at Festive Friday!

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