Good morning, folks! Today we are “going green” with an idea for creating monochromatic cards from items found in our scrap drawer. Monochromatic cards are made by using just one color plus a neutral color. Creating monochromatic cards is anything but boring. In fact, I think they have a really elegant look:
I started with a 5x 6 1/2″ rectangle of Coredinations whitewash cardstock that had a green core. I ran this through my Grand Calibur using the Spellbinder Mystic embossing folder. This was sanded, and then stitched. Two circles were cut: one from burlap, one from corrugated cardboard (found in the Closet of Shame). I spritzed these with Tattered Angels Crushed Olive Glimmer mist in order to keep with the monochromatic color scheme.
The cardboard and burlap took the ink beautifully, as you can see here. I then die cut the images of these fabulous vintage ladies from the Times Nouveau paper. These were actually scraps that I had set aside in my scrap drawer. I love when that happens! They were mounted on Always Artichoke card stock from Stampin’ Up.
These are reproductions of vintage ads from the 1920’s…and they crack me up! The captions read, “Do you put your hat on incorrectly?” and “…and when you are dressed for the street, do you look like this?” You gotta love it! Very Downton Abbey! All the panels and the stamped sentiment were mounted on the same green cardstock, and some stitching was added as well. The little banner flags were fun to make, and that paper came from my scrap drawer as well. So I really do feel as though I am “going green” in this monochromatic card. I’m always happy when I can use up my scraps!
Creating monochromatic cards is a great option for anyone who struggles with color combinations…or for someone who wants to mix a lot of different patterns (from the scrap drawer, for instance) but still have a cohesive design. I even used paper from my scrap drawer to line the envelope…
I kept the interior pretty simple:
The sentiment was computer journaled onto the tag, and even though there is a hint of pink, I don’t think it disqualifies the project from being a monochromatic card. Do you? And, the simplicity of the sentiment lets you use the card for birthday, thinking of you, or any occasion, really. I like options! How about you?
That’s it for me today, folks! I hope each an every one of you has a beautiful day! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. I hope you were inspired to go green…or blue, or pink or purple for that matter…and create your own monochromatic cards. If you do, won’t you share it with me? I’d love to see it! And, if you have time to leave a comment, I’d love that, too. Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers! Until next time…