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When I see "Monochromatic" for a challenge I usually take a deep gulp and then think about it for hours, maybe days, if it's days I usually miss the challenge due date.
It really shouldn't be that difficult, but for me it is because I love to sit and color images and match papers. BUT there are many times when a cute, perky and colorful card is just not going to work. Of course you can make a perky, fun monochromatic card, think bright shades of orange or yellow. How about a cute sweet baby card in shades of pink, or blue.
I chose to make my card one that could be used as a Sympathy or Thinking of You card using shades of purple. The image was stamped with a craft ink and then covered with embossing powder, you can't tell from this photo but in real life it has that little extra lift off the paper and a bit of shine. Embossing wet or dry is one of the things that will give a monochromatic card a little extra zing.
If you need some more inspiration check out what the rest of the DT made by clicking here . Don't forget to leave them a little love, we all appreciate reading your comments.
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stamp - Stampin' Up "Stem Silhouettes"
ink - Stampin' Up "Perfect Plum"; Ranger "Milled Lavender" sponged on edges
paper - Stampin' Up "Pale Plum" cs and "Subtles Collection" dsp; MFT "Sweet Tooth" cs
miscellaneous - round corner punch; DMC floss; May ribbon; cross charm; SU clear embossing powder; Hero Arts pearls; Nesties oval and scalloped oval
Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend challenge 4 - Monochromatic
Stampin' B #98 - make a monochromatic card
Paper Play week 7 - add shine
Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again and join the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge. Have fun, get inky.