Today’s color challenge is a Monochromatic Easel Card. I think the monochromatic scheme lends an elegance or classiness to the card. It is perfect for feminine or masculine cards.
Monochromatic means having one color or tones of one color or hue.
A monochromatic scheme uses shades of the same color or a color plus a neutral. In this case, the colors are shades of gray: Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.
Sometimes it is frustrating trying to get a good photo of cards. For all my trying, the picture today isn’t a good representation of the colors. The photo shows the base of the card as almost white, but it is Smoky Slate.
The ribbon used on this card is the Whisper White 5/8” Organza (114319) and I used the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker (131898) to color the center.
Another trick I used was the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) to create the mat for the sentiment label. Cut the card stock 2” X 3” and then use the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch to punch both ends. It fits nicely under the other label. If I had used the next size up of the Deco Labels as a mat, the mat would have overwhelmed the front of the card. So voila! Another use for the tag punch.
The top of the easel piece was cut with the Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die (127005).
See the close-up picture for stamping details.
Paper: Basic Gray card stock (121044) 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″, 2″ x 3″
Smoky Slate card stock (131202) 4″ X 5 1/4″, 2″ X 3″
Stamp Set: Wetlands (126697), Hearts a Flutter (129252)
Ink: Smoky Slate classic ink pad (131179), Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Marker (131898), Basic Gray classic ink pad (126981), VersaMark pad (102283)
Punches/Dies: Mosaic Punch (131267), Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129984), Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies (130102), Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die (127005), Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324)
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8 Inch Organza Ribbon (114319), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129053), Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133)
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