Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monochromatic Fun

Over at SSInk we thought it would be fun to showcase some cards made with a Monochromatic color scheme.  This definitely doesn't mean boring. I find that this is an easy way to pick out some colors for a card if you are nervous about mixing colors.

I decided to go with Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar.I started by stamping the background with the swirl in Creative Elements in Crushed Curry. Then I stamped the top layer with the sentiment from Oh, Hello. I can never resist the Dahlia from Creative elements so I stamped that at the bottom for a focal point. You can never go wrong with flowers, right? I added a pop of color and brought the Crushed Curry color back in by sponging the flowers. It's fast and easy and  it has a beautiful effect. Also, Baked Brown Sugar is the perfect sponging color for edges. Lastly, I added a couple of strips of washi tape on the background and some pearls.

Go on over and check out the SSInk blog for more ideas and color schemes for Monochromatic cards.

Stamp Sets: Creative Elements c: (122647) w: (128523), Oh, Hello c: (130733) w: (131931)
Card Stock:Crushed Curry (131199), Baked Brown Sugar (131296)
Ink: Crushed Curry (131173), Baked Brown Sugar (131174)
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape (133000), Jewels Basic Pearls (199247)


Kim Ryden said...

Very cute card today! I love it!!

Kathy Peck said...

Great card.

brrenwick said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the swirly stamped background.