Monochromatic Vertical Greetings

For today’s card, I’m featuring the new Vertical Greetings stamp set from Stampin’ Up!® This set caught my eye immediately when I got the new catalog because I’ve seen a vertical sentiment set quite like this before and I love it! I enjoyed the monochromatic card I posted Sunday so much that I decided to create another one using this great new stamp set.

Mel's Card Corner | Monochromatic Vertical Greetings

I started this card by creating an A2 side-folding card base using Dapper Denim cardstock. I then used my paper trimmer to cut off a 1/2″ strip along the right-hand side of the front of the card base. I stamped the Just Because vertical sentiment from the stamp set along the right-hand edge on the inside of the card using the Dapper Denim ink to create a tone-on-tone look. Since I wanted to keep it as centered horizontally as possible in that half inch area, I used my Mini Misti for this step which made it very easy.

Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75 x 5.5″. I stamped one of the topiary images from the stamp set along the right-hand edge using the Dapper Denim ink. I used the Mini Misti for this step as well which allowed me to easily stamp the image twice in the exact same place to ensure I had a nice crisp image. I added some Dapper Denim ruched ribbon around the white cardstock layer then adhered the layer flush with the front of the card base.

Mel's Card Corner | Monochromatic Vertical Greetings

Since the Dapper Denim cardstock is a bit dark, I decided to add a white panel inside the card. I cut the panel at 3-5/8 x 5-3/8″. For a bit of added interest. I stamped the top of the topiary image a couple of times along the edge of the card. I stamped off twice before stamping on the panel to keep the look soft and very subtle. To finish the card, I adhered the panel inside leaving a 1/16″ border on the top, bottom, and center of the card. This ensured the inside panel is completely hidden when the card is closed.

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Until next time …

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  1. Andrea Ockey Parr says:

    Wow! You definitely know how to rock the monochrome! I like the vertical style of this card, too, which I don’t see very often. Very inventive! I also thought it was so clever of you to repeat the stamp image on the inside of the card, but in a lighter color. I always appreciate a card that has some pep on the inside, too! You did a great job with this and I’m so glad you shared it with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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