Monochromatic Magic: Cathy’s View
Finished Card Size: 4.25 by 5.5 inches
Sentiment (The Stampsmith)
Glossy White (Kromekote)
Fresh Asparagus Card Stock (Gina K)
Solar White Card Stock (Neenah)
Patterned Paper , Once Upon a Springtime (Graphic 45)
Alcohol Inks: Meadow, Lettuce and Citrus (Ranger)
Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Adirondack Citrus (Ranger)
Doily Lace Border Punch (Martha Stewart)
Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Bow Easy (Posi-Bendr)
Labels 8 (Spellbinders)
Felt blender tool (Ranger)
Sponge (for blending)
Double Sided Adhesive (Scotch 3 M)
Double Sided Tape (Viva Las Vegastamps)
Zots (Therm O Web)
When I began working on this challenge, I had no intention of making a Saint Patrick’s Day type of card or of using green for my monochromatic color. I like almost all colors, including green, but it's not my favorite color. I pictured using pink, purple or blue, but I started playing, got out my alcohol inks and this is what evolved.
- Using a blender tool with a felt pad, add about three drops of each color of alcohol ink. Pounce blender tool on a quarter sized sheet of glossy card stock to make the polished stone background.
- Stamp three shamrocks on green background and cut out.
- Make card base from Fresh Asparagus card stock.
- Cut patterned paper to fit base and trim the bottom edge with the border punch. Trim paper to show an edge of the green card stock and adhere.
- Using double sided tape, attach ribbon to top of card.
- Using the same ribbon, make a bow with the bow easy and attach to ribbon border with Zots.
- Stamp sentiment on white card stock with black ink and cut out with the Labels die.
- Keeping the paper in the die, apply citrus ink with a sponge to the verse. This leaves a nice white border around the die cut.
- Adhere sponged piece to card and glue the three shamrocks around the sentiment as shown.
- For a finishing touch, cut out a small fairy from the Graphic 45 paper and add her to one of the shamrocks.
- This card could be sent for any occasion or kept until St. Patrick’s Day.