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Monochromatic Holiday Card

by Kelly Rasmussen October 31, 2019 16 Comments

If you've lost your creative mojo or are struggling with a color scheme, pulling a selection of monochromatic products is a great way to help you get started. Sometimes limiting your supply options can be a good thing and not make you feel overwhelmed with all the choices.

Today I'm using a selection of Hero Arts premium cardstock, inks and enamel dots to create a monochromatic holiday card.

I'm using Hero Arts Premium Cardstock in Arctic, Paradise and Adriatic, Soft Pool Ink, Emerald Green Ink and Aqua Enamel Dots

To create the card I die cut the Snowflake Pattern Cover Plate die from Arctic cardstock and adhered it to a panel of Adriatic cardstock. When using delicate dies like this, I like to use a spray adhesive to make sure all areas are secure. Next, I die cut the Snowflake Pattern die again from Paradise cardstock. But with this one, I used scissors to trim out certain snowflakes and adhere them over the top of the ones on my panel.

For the sentiment area, I trimmed a piece of Dove White Cardstock measuring 2.5"x1.75". I lightly inked the edges with a blender brush and Soft Pool Shadow Ink.

Next, I die cut the word "joy" using my favorite Luggage Tag Alphabet Dies and again created a blended gradient on the letters with Soft Pool Ink. I die cut the word "joy" two more times from Dove White Cardstock and then adhered the all the letters together so the word would have some dimension. I adhered the letters to the white message panel and then stamped a coordinating message from the Peace, Love + Joy clear stamp set with Emerald Green Ink.

I mounted the sentiment panel to a piece of vellum and then to the snowflake base. Finally, I adhered this piece to a Dove White Top Folded Card and added a scattering of Aqua Enamel Dots.

Most of the time when I sit down to make a card, I start with a stamp or die in mind that I want to use. But today I started with a grouping of monochromatic products and I love the direction it took me.

Thanks for joining me today!





Kelly Rasmussen
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16 Responses

Faye
Faye

November 03, 2019

So cool and frosty! I love the colors! They really make this card!

mary
mary

November 02, 2019

The card really pops – great

Linda Price
Linda Price

November 02, 2019

Interesting idea- I like the color palette you chose for the Christmas card. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

November 02, 2019

I just love the use of color here!

Lara Mosby
Lara Mosby

November 02, 2019

Very nice! Monochrome is elegant and offers so many options!

Deborah Cooper
Deborah Cooper

November 02, 2019

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

Sonja Bowling
Sonja Bowling

November 01, 2019

Love this!

Pamella Albright
Pamella Albright

November 01, 2019

I really love the color theme! Thanks for sharing

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

November 01, 2019

Gorgeous card Kelly, I love the colours you used. Thank you so much for your inspiration and have a great weekend.

Helen
Helen

October 31, 2019

Monochromatic colors are a great idea, Kelly. Your card shows this so well. tfs

Shirley Wallen
Shirley Wallen

October 31, 2019

Very pretty. I would love to see a video of it being made..

Virginia Lawton
Virginia Lawton

October 31, 2019

This is a very beautiful card! thank you for sharing.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

October 31, 2019

Wow so beautiful!!

Melissa
Melissa

October 31, 2019

My favorite holiday card yet!

Bonnie Reyes
Bonnie Reyes

October 31, 2019

I love this monochromatic look! So very elegant

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

October 31, 2019

Beautiful creation!