Create a monochromatic card – with a touch of white (Calming Camellia)

by Kylie

Hi everyone, have you ever created a monochromatic card? A monochromatic card is one that uses only one colour. It can be fun, but it can also be quite challenging. I thought it would be fun to try when I saw the pretty card using the Calming Camellia stamp set on page 16 of the Sale-A-Braton catalogue. I decided to use Bumblebee but as I was getting closer to the end of making my card, I realised I needed a little bit of white otherwise it might look too flat.

I started the card by making a card base from Bumblebee cardstock. I then trimmed a panel of Bumblebee cardstock to 12cm x 8.5cm. I cut the panel into strips that were approximately 2cm (x2), 2.5cm (x2), and 3cm (x1) wide. I then popped each strip up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and left a little gap between them. Looks so good!

The next step was to cut a piece of Vellum 12×12 Layering Designs to approximately 12.2 x7.5cm. I then stamped on this Vellum piece with the main flower from the Calming Camellias stamp set. I used Bumblebee ink. While I had the ink out, I stamped the sentiment on Basic White cardstock. I did mask the sentiment so it was stacked. This piece was then die cut using the Tasteful Labels dies.

It was at this stage that I realised I had forgotten to add the Baker’s Twine to my card base. It was relatively easy to fix. I cut a piece of the white Twine to length and then added a Glue Dot to the end. I lifted up the end piece and pushed it under. I repeated this on the other side. No one will know.

The sentiment was also popped up on the front panel and I added the bow with another Glue Dot. The final touch was to add a few of the Playing with Patterns Resin Dots.

Here’s the card…

This card actually came together quite quickly (once I had worked out the measurements of the strips). I think it would look really good in Blackberry Bliss or Rich Razzleberry too. Do you agree? What colours do you think this design would suit?

All the supplies you need to recreate this card can be found in my online store. Don’t forget that for every $90 you spend you can also choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Sale-A-Bration ends 16 March 2022.

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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