Saturday, August 20, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Mon Ami" Stamp Set with Prima Oil Pastels

Hi everyone!! Today it is my turn for a little CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Inspiration on their blog today. I chose to use the "Mon Ami" stamp and die set to make a pretty card.

I started off by heat embossing the flowers from "Mon Ami"stamp set in white on watercolor paper and then die cutting the flowers out with their matching die. I "colored" on the flowers using two different purple pastel oils from Prima. I used a watercolor brush and water to blend them together.

While the flowers were drying, I cut a piece of patterned paper into a 4" by 5 1/4" panel and used my score board to score some lines at random intervals. I adhered the scored paper onto a "Soft Stone" A2, top folding card.

I die cut a tag using the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Tag Buddies Fri-Dies" to die cut a tag out of gray scrap paper. I adhered it onto the card front using foam adhesive. I originally was going to tie a silver bow at the top of the tag but decided to make a thread nest instead. I adhered the dried flowers over the nest with foam adhesive and added some Silver Stickles for the flower centers.

I then used foam adhesive to mount a sentiment strip that I had stamped with the same set. The last step was to add a few sequins around the tag.

I hope you enjoyed this card today. It was the first time I had used this stamp set and the oil pastels. I will be using both again soon as I love how this came out!!

If you would like to shop for this stamp set, use the code NORA16 to get 15% off your next shopping spree at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you have a FABULOUS Weekend!!


I Card Everyone said...

Who says oil and water don't mix? Are these really oils? Gorgeous, Nora! LOve that patterned paper, and every element you've chosen for this fabulous card!

Diane said...

Wow Nora what a beautiful card design and colors.

Hugs Diane

Jean said...

Some wonderful details! I really like those scored lines - subtle but give the perfect touch!

Lisa said...

Hi Nora, I wanted to stop by to thank you for the sweet comments you left on my blog! I really appreciate it! This is a BEAUTIFUL card!! The background paper was the perfect choice for your pretty flowers. And the scoring was a nice touch. I always forget about doing that, thanks for the reminder!!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! I love your background!

Patti said...

Wow Nora!! this is so elegant and fabulous!! I love the font on your sentiment and that stunning glass plate you've displayed your card on makes me drool! : )


Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Nora! I love your background, and the lovely effect of the pastel oils on the flowers! Such a great idea to add the tag and thread behind them, too...WOW! I also love your crystal plate for staging this's so pretty!