Friday, February 18, 2011


can you see the cross charm?  click on the photo to enlarge it.
Monochromatic!  Yikes, Stampin' for the Weekend really challenged me.
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.

don't forget the inside
 Here's the deets:
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.


  1. Fabulous card Chris, so elegant and classy. Loving your image, ribbon and pretty cross charm.
    Nicola -x-

  2. This is lovely Chris see you went for the purple route like me! hugs Rebekah xx

  3. ELEGANT and CLASSY is right I love your ribbon treatment Chris.

  4. your card is so fantastic and noble!
    LOVE IT!!!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Gorgeous card Chris & so elegant :o)



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