Saturday, May 14, 2011
I have two monochromatic cards to share with you today. The first is in shades of brown and will be entered in two challenges: Jennie Harper's stampTV Free for All Friday challenge to make your own designer paper. I used a Gina K. Designs set by Nina Bracket, "Nana's Needlework" to make my background paper. Also used two other GKD sets, "Take Flight" and "Eclectic Summer Sayings". Cardstock is from Stampin' Up; Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip. Ink is Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip. I will also be entering this card in the Annabelle Stamps Challenge to "Say it in Monochromatic Tones".
My second card is in shades of blue and was made for three challenges: Annabelle Stamps "Say It In Monochromatic Tones" and also for Annabelle's May sketch challenge #037. Papers are from My Mind's Eye and the image is from Annabelle Stamps "Thoughtful Stems". I embossed a bit of Bordering Blue cardstock from Stampin' Up with a Cuttlebug folder and stamped the image and and sponged with SU Bordering Blue ink. Added some blue rhinestones for a bit of bling. I will also enter this in the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge to do a monochromatic card in blues.
After I finished this card I wished that I had added a white mat layer around the embossed cardstock. But I used Scor-tape to adhere this piece and it absolutely refused to come up, even using dental floss! So, it is what it is, and that is that!