Thursday, September 8, 2011

Monochromatic Cards

I have long been fascinated by these type of cards.  They utilize one, or just two colors, but can be very elegant and beautiful in their own right.  I decided it was time I took a stab at some of these.  I started with a sketch from my favorite new magazine -  Paper Crafts Card Ideas for Paper Crafters - and figured I would start with easiest color - white!  You can find the sketch on Page 140 of the magazine.  The creator is Maile Belles.  One of the ways to add interest to a monochromatic cards is to add texture.  So, I pulled out my Grand Calibur, pulled out some embossing folders, and went to work. 

The embossing folder in the above card is a Stampin' Up (Sixxix) folder.  The flower was cut using a spellbinders die and then inked while still in the die to create the stenciled look you see.  I added a My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose brad to pull the flowers all together.  They are of course, pop dotted for dimension - something that I could never bring myself NOT to do.  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps, and the banner also cut and embossed from a Spellbinders die.

Again, this is a Spellbinders die - the sunflower.  I cut it out twice at the largest size and inked it with Stampin' Up's So Safrron.  I cut the smaller size out once, and then used an extra thick flocking powder for the center.  I recently picked this up from Archiver's and I don't remember the name - I will have to add it later.  I love, love, LOVE the look of this flower.  The embossing folder is an off brand one that I picked up eons ago.  I apologize I can't recall the name but isn't it cute?  I love the flowers.  Again, I used a Waltzingmouse sentiment stamp and the Spellbinders banner die to finish this one off. 

Paper:  Coordinations White Paper
Spellbinder Dies:  Fancy Banners, Parisian Motiffs, Sunflowers and Daisies
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Brands:  My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Such elegant cards! Love the monochromatic look! Great job with all the details!

  2. Oh my goodness are these beautiful!!! Wow, you continue to amaze me with all your creations. I love seeing what your up to:) These are really just gorgeous and I love all the details!! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  3. Wow Dayna,
    These cards are gorgeous, so are the vellum flower cards!! I am going to have to try this!


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