Posts Tagged ‘Monochromatic’
The other day I posted a card featuring the World Treasures stamp set (see it online) (check out the card). Today’s project has more of a monochromatic feel. Actually, I love monochromatic projects. Sometimes limiting the color choices can really make the elements of the design or the message of the sentiment pop out of the card. (Check out some other monochromatic projects from my blog.) Monochromatic doesn’t have to mean only black & white — any color will do the job.
The Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Pink colors in this card are both from the new In Color Collection (see it online), and they’re a great combination together.
Sometimes lots of color just isn’t what I want in a card. In that case, I like to pull out my monochromatic color schemes (here are a bunch of past samples) and have fun. If I’m feeling a little wild and crazy, I might add a punch of color, as I did here with this card using the Mixed Bunch stamp set (see it online) and the A La Carte Elizabeth stamp (see it online). Elizabeth is a great stamp — it’s there under the punched flower, and it helps to anchor the flower to the card. Visually, that is.
That little red button makes a huge difference on this card. It’s from the Brights Buttons Assortment (see them online). The extra burst of color adds an exciting touch to the monochromatic color scheme.
There are several fun tools & stamp sets on this card, too:
- Mixed Bunch stamp set
- the matching Blossom Punch (see it online)
- Wonderfully Worn background (for the little dots — see it online)
- Adorning Accents Edgelits (for the scallop border — see it online)
- First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper (the underneath layer — see it online)
And yes, it’s true that I’m hopelessly addicted to the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom Punch. If you’d like more ideas, here are some on my blog.
When was the last time you did a card without color? Sometimes a monochromatic card (“one color”) or a black & white card is a refreshing change of pace. Here’s a card featuring the Fresh Vintage stamp set (available as a Sale-A-Bration reward with a $50 order right now).
The card was started on a Note Card & Envelope base (see them online) (yes, I’m addicted to them — here are a whole bunch of ideas on my blog). I cut 1″ off the front of the notecard, then used the Scallop Edge Border Punch (see it online) at the edge of a piece of Basic Black card stock and stamped the Fresh Vintage flourish on the inside of the note card.
Perfect embellishments for this card — Jewels Pearls in three sizes, and the Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon in Basic Black. Yup, it comes in other colors too, but this was perfect for the B&W look. If you’re trying to match the Scallop Circle size, it’s the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. Just add with Dimensionals, and you’re set!
It’s the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the matching Blossom Punch, both due out in the Occasions Mini Catalog that debuts on January 4th. If you haven’t seen these yet, you have the opportunity to pre-order them as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (along with everything else in the Occasions Mini Catalog, plus earning free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets on your order…).
Here’s my card with the new Mixed Bunch stamp set:
Loving Mixed Bunch and the matching punch? Be sure to check out my Stamps in the Mail Club for February, where you’ll get this stamp set PLUS ideas & supplies for using it!
I’ve been a fan of this monochromatic color scheme lately — here’s another card with similar paper colors included. The background of the card is River Rock, and the accents are Basic Black and Whisper White. The Designer Series Paper is the First Edition Specialty Paper, which actually has a Very Vanilla background.
Usually it’s best not to mix neutrals (like white & vanilla) but here the vanilla is like a bus stop on the color route from River Rock to Whisper White, so it seems to work out okay.
You can see the Houndstooth Embossing Folder on the Basic Black layer, and peeking through from the inside of the card. The edge is dry embossed with the Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Occasions Mini Catalog — available January 4th), and then cut with the Adorning Accents Edgelit (also Occasions Mini Catalog). Don’t they produce a great detailed edge together!?
Anyway, this has been a Sneak Peek of things to come… unless you want to join my Stamping Family, you’ll need to wait til January 4th to place an order for these items. Until then, start working on that Wish List!
Okay, I have been WAITING to share this card with you for weeks! Back at the end of September I went on a Demonstrator Retreat for a weekend and spent time stamping and creating and having fun. Sound like something you’d enjoy? You can still join my demonstrator family with the current FREE Big Shot special!).
While at the Retreat, I played with my new Shaker Frames (see them online), and the Triple Treat Flower Stamp (see it online). Yesterday I shared a basic Shaker Card with you… today’s card is a bit more advanced! The supplies are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (pages 78-79 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog — click here to download or click here to browse the suite online). The glitter inside is the Champagne Glass Glitter (check out some other projects with this fab glitter).
The stamp is one of my favorites… I’m just telling you, in case you haven’t seen it just about every other day on my blog for the past 2 weeks.
The Triple Treat Flower stamp is also featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club this round, which runs November through January. If you haven’t checked out Stamps in the Mail Club, be sure to click for details. In short, this is a chance to have ready-to-stamp card ideas and supplies delivered to your doorstep, complete with exclusive Video Tutorials and printed instructions.
For this card, the directions are similar to yesterday’s Shaker Card, but instead of using a single circle Shaker Frame, I used one for each petal. Here’s a quick how-to photo, since a picture’s worth a thousand words.
Check out the Shaker Frames in the background–you can see where I used a Hobby Knife to cut the small circle so it would fit the petal of the Fancy Flower Punch that is a perfect match for the Triple Treat Flower.
Just cut 5 partial frames, and stick them to your punched flower & Window Sheet (you’ll have to cut the window sheet by hand–it doesn’t punch).
Oh, and this is a Top Note flap card… I packed a lot into this one, didn’t I? Here are the directions I posted for those, although I have a Video Tutorial that should be ready to post soon. I promised! The stamp set used inside is Elements of Style (see it online).
Whew. Looking for more ideas? I’ve been infatuated with the Timeless Portrait Product Suite lately, so here are a few projects made with those supplies.
Try saying that title 5 times fast! This card features the Forever Young stamp set (see it online) and my new favorite Triple Treat Flower stamp (see it online). The colors are from the Timeless Portrait Product Suite (check out some other project ideas).
Coolest thing about this card? I’m loving the Triple Treat Flower! The stamp is designed to match several Stampin’ Up! punches, like the 5-Petal Flower Punch and the Fancy Flower Punch that I used here. The Basic Black layer is actually on top of the River Rock layer, with a hole punched in the center to make it like a frame. We won’t make this exact card, but this IS one of the techniques that you’ll get to try at home when you sign up for my Stamps in the Mail Club (learn more about the Club).
The card is actually a triple-fold, with a Top Note shape cut at one end. Did you see my project (check it out) with this fold from earlier this month? To cut the Top Note at one end of the card stock, just place your Big Shot Cutting Plates so that the only part of the die covered is the part you want to cut.
Let me know if you have questions about the Stamps in the Mail Club — sign-ups are going on now for the Round beginning in November! (sign up or learn more)
One of my “old favorite” techniques is to make monochromatic cards. This card uses the Dasher single stamp from the “Under $10″ page in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.
Using only the Soft Suede color for the background paper and the ink, the fabulous design of the Dasher image really stands out. Don’t forget that if you *really* like the Dasher stamp, you can sign up for my Dazzling Dasher Christmas Card Class or “To Go” kit. You can get the Dasher stamp as part of the class for 40% off!
- Fold a half-sheet of Whisper White cardstock in half. Stamp greeting from Many Merry Messages in Soft Suede ink on the inside.
- Use the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot die cut machine with the Petals-A-Plenty Impressions Folder to add the poinsettia pattern to a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Layer on the card.
- Stamp Dasher in Soft Suede ink on a Whisper White cardstock square. Use the 2-Way Glue Pen to add glue for the glitter. Shake Dazzling Diamonds Glitter over the glue, then tap off excess glitter. Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the Soft Suede background.
- Stamp the greeting from Warm Words in Soft Suede on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Punch with the Modern Label Punch and attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Looking for a Christmas card idea for yourself? This would be a great one–perfect if your Christmas card mailing list is long
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Stamps: Many Merry Messages (116586), Dasher (116816), Warm Words (115108),
Ink: Soft Suede (115657)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Folder (116824), Modern Label Punch (116630), 2-Way Glue Pen (100425), Dazzling Diamonds (102023)