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Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity

February 28, 2018

I love creating a card that is simple, quick, easy and effective. Monochromatic cards can be stunning in their simplicity.  I’m sure many stamp sets could be used for this quick and easy technique.

You’ll need a detail rich stamp set, an embossing buddy, VersaMark ink, White Embossing Powder, and a Heat Tool — and a single color of card stock.

 

Heat Tool

$30.00

 

 

Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity - first steps

This image has been stamped with VersaMark and covered with White Embossing Power and is waiting to be heat set.  The card stock is Pool Party.  This piece is a 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer that will be attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 

Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity - heat embossing in progress

The heat setting of the flower cart image is underway. Isn’t it amazing the way the powder melts and give way to a rich white colored image?

 

I think it needs a little frame around the main image.  My first attempt was an oval frame.

 

Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity - wide oval frame

I used two Layering Oval Framelits to create this ‘frame’.

 

I also tried a narrower oval frame.

Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity - narrow oval frame

 

Here’s the wider frame with it’s oval greeting.

Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity - oval greeting added

 

For the finishing touch I added a few little Basic Pearl Jewels to the flower centers as well and here and there on the card and greeting.

Monochromatic Cards Can Be Stunning in Their Simplicity - pearl embellishments added

The little pearl embellishments are small but mighty.

 

Question for you all……Which do you prefer, the wider or narrower oval frame?

I can’t wait to make another similar card since I really feel that monochromatic cards can be stunning in their simplicity.  When you try it please share your sample with me blythe@stampingwithblythe.com and I’ll post here on my blog for everyone to enjoy and admire.

(And now I’m off to unload, split and stack some almond wood!  I know I have some links to fix but it’ll have to wait for a few hours……..hubby is ready to work.)

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