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Modern Monochromatic Cards

Monochromatic cards are fun to create and can add a lovely interest to your cards. Well, today I’m showing you three ways to create modern monochromatic cards that can WOW! your recipients when they arrive in the post. All three cards today feature either blue or teal colours, but you could choose any colour you prefer, so let’s get started!

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Modern Monochromatic cards

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Modern Monochromatic cards

Modern Monochromatic cards technique 1: watermark stamping

This card creates the monochromatic look using just the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow drying embossing pad. First of all, use the pad to stamp the rose from the Altenew Darling Rose stamp set onto Gina K Seaglass Cardstock with your embossing pad. This will allow you to do no-line clouring with pencils. 

Using a selection of teal pencils, colour the rose in, added darker shades in the creases of the petals to add depth and dimension. Once coloured, fussy cut the rose out. For the background, we will use the pad to create some tone on tone stamping. 

Stamp a selection of the leaves and rose around a Seaglass card panel, and position your coloured rose over the top to align the leaves on the background. Continue to do this until you have filled in your background to your liking. Add this background panel onto a blank card base and foam mount the foam onto the card. Add a heat embossed sentiment from the stamp set and finish with a few iridescent sequins to embellish the card. 

Modern Monochromatic cards technique: colour matching embossing

This time we’ll add heat embossing, but use colour within the same tone as the card. Start off by stamping the PinkFresh Studio Colour Block Gradient Strips stamp set onto a piece of Gina K Tranquil Teal Cardstock with your embossing ink.

Next, cover this with Sea of Tranquility embossing powder and heat set. This powder comes in the Seth Apter Cosmic Trio set. For the sentiment, I used the Julie Hickey Designs Lowercase alphabet dies to die cut ‘happy bday’ and foam mounted these onto the front of the card.
I also added a thin sentiment strip reading to you which was created from an Altenew Sentiment Strip stamp set. To finish the card off, I added a few white Nuvo drops around the card.

Modern Monochromatic cards technique 3: neutral heat embossing

This time we can add some detail with neutral heat embossing such as white, black and grey/silvers. For this card, stamp a snowflake from the Catherine Pooler Designs ‘Chillin’ Snowflakes’ stamp set with your embossing ink pad. This card uses Gina K Blue Denim cardstock.
Next, cover this with High Heels WOW! Embossing glitter. Do not heat set until you have stamped and covered all of the background. When ready to heat set, do this from the back to prevent the glitter from blowing off.
Adhere the card panel down onto a matching card base. For the sentiment, stamp a sentiment from the stamp set onto white card in Juniper Mist ink. Trim this down and foam mount onto the front of the card. Lastly, embellish the card with blue sequins to finish the card off.

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Sentiment Strips - Altenew
Sentiment Strips – Altenew
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Darling Rose - Altenew
Darling Rose – Altenew
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Chillin Snowfaskes - Catherine Pooler Designs
Chillin Snowfaskes – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Colorblock: Gradient stripes cling stamp - PinkFresh Studio
Colorblock: Gradient stripes cling stamp – PinkFresh Studio
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Lower Alphabet Dies - Julie Hickey designs
Lower Alphabet Dies – Julie Hickey designs
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Bundle - Cathering Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Bundle – Cathering Pooler Designs
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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High Heels Embossing Glitter - WOW!
High Heels Embossing Glitter – WOW!
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Cosmic Trio - WOW!
Cosmic Trio – WOW!
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Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops - Tonic Studios
Chalk Stick Nuvo Vintage Drops – Tonic Studios
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Gina K Designs - Sea Glass Cardstock
Gina K Designs – Sea Glass Cardstock
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Tranquil Teal - Gina K designs
Tranquil Teal – Gina K designs
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Blue Denim Heavy weight cardstock - Gina K
Blue Denim Heavy weight cardstock – Gina K
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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