Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monochrome Challenges

It took me longer to decide on the color and papers than it took to make this card for Joan's Gardens Challenge. Her challenge was to use an embossing folder, something die cut, something dimensional and
a monochromatic card with a splash of color. My splash of color is the copper embossing and ribbon which is very close to the color theme,  but I think is a contrast enough for the splash of color. I embossed the card with an embossed frame and sponged ink to highlight the design. Used a oval die cut for the sentiment that I attached with foam dots. Butterflies were punched from a designer paper and I added a touch of copper EP for the bodies and used a glaze pen to bring out some detail. Shaped and placed with glue dots. My finishing touch was the wired copper ribbon bow which was not in my original plan. Thanks to Selma for her inspiration card where I got the idea for butterflies.
Challenge Links:
Joan's Gardens
One Stop Craft Challenge: Monochrome
Paper Crafting with Creative Clear Stamps: Molly's Saturday challenge is Ribbon
Quick Kutz EF "Frame"
Papers: Base Card and Oval SU Marigold Morning, SU Pattern Dots (mat), K&Co Floral Print Paper for Butterflies
Ink: Versamark with Copper EP, VersaMagic Pumpkin Spice for sponging on oval and embossing
Stamps: GKD "Hope is Faith"
Punch: Martha Stewart
Nesties Oval Die
Sakura Glaze Pen
Ribbon from my Collection
Monochromatic cards do not have to be boring...can be fun to make.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa
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