Good morning everyone!
I am so excited to be part of Kristy’s fabulous birthday blog party. Wish we could have one every month!
Today, I would like to share a little step by step with you on how to create a layered monochromatic card. They are fun to do but can have you scratching your head sometimes…especially when you try to decide if the paper you have chosen fits with your monochromatic scheme.
You know, I never beat myself up too much about it – I stick with the basic of my chosen colour but if I want to add something that has a little black or a little white on it…well, I just add it. As with everything in paper crafting, there are no hard and fast rules – as long as YOU like what you’re doing, you are good to go.
But I digress, for today’s post I have decided on a brown/beige colour combination and in celebration of Kristy’s birthday, I thought it would be great to make use of my first ever Some Odd Girl stamp, the Cupcake with Candle (retired). I printed him on the same card stock which I am using for the base:
The next step was to find some matching papers and I always find it easiest to pull all papers which I think fit the bill an lay them across the cardbase:
I also wanted to add some stencilling and misting to the base of the card and used a piece of punchinella as my stencil:
Afterwards, a generous helping of various mists was distributed over the front of the card, but I wasn’t thinking properly and should have taken the masking tape off beforehand…now I was faced with this dilemma:
I did not want an area on the card to remain blank, but it would have looked strange had I misted over the area again, so I got my embroidery floss out and just added some random stitching:
Now I was happy enough to continue and started tearing and inking my chosen paper for the background:
I then added the sentiment and the image to the card base:
And there you have it: a layered monochromatic card:
I hope you enjoyed this little step by step and don’t forget to stay tuned into this blog as the party keeps getting better and better.
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Cardstock – Stampin’ Up
Papers – Donna Salazar Designs, My Minds Eye
Mists: Cosmic Shimmer, Tattered Angels
Digital Stamp: Some Odd Girl
Senttiment Stamp: myStampBOX