So, has anyone picked up on the trend of my blog posts this week? Those who are observant may have noticed all, well most, of my cards have been monochromatic. I say most because it started last Friday with my Bella & Kitty card. While it wasn’t technically monochromatic since I did some Copic coloring on the images, I did stick with monochromatic colors for the rest of the card using Peekaboo Peach cardstock and DSP. Other than that, all of the cards have been truly monochromatic.
So, why the monochromatic kick? I wanted to give all of the new 2016-2017 In Colors from Stampin’ Up!® a try and let them shine. A monochromatic card is the perfect way to do that. So, I’m wrapping things up with the monochromatic theme today by closing things out with a card featuring Emerald Envy.
I started by stamping the large marquee image from the new Marquee Messages stamp set using the Emerald Envy ink. I then used my Mini Misti to add the “You Are” and “Awesome” sentiments inside the marquee. Once I had everything stamped, I used paper snips to fussy cut it out.
To decorate the marquee image, I used the ink pad and a blender pen to color various areas of the marquee. For the sentiment, I tried to use a more intense amount of ink then pull it out up toward to top to create a bit of an ombre effect on the letters. I then went over all of them with some clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of shimmer. Finally, I went over all of them using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. This is a great alternative for Crystal Effects which retired recently. Even though I’m making this card for a guy, there’s nothing wrong with a little shimmer and shine, right?!
While I was waiting for the glue to dry, I worked on the other elements for my card. I cut a 4 x 5-1/4″ layer from Emerald Envy cardstock. I took two of the small icon stamps from the Marquee Messages stamp set and Emerald Envy ink and stamped them repeatedly all around the layer. I then cut a piece of polka dot DSP at 1-3/4 x 3-3/4″ to use as an accent piece. I adhered the polka dot panel using tape runner then adhered the marquee using Dimensionals. To finish off the card, I tied some Emerald Envy ribbon around the layer then adhered everything to an A2 card base.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Crafty Cardmakers – the current theme is monochromatic.
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – the current theme is father’s day/guy cards.
Until next time …