Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hello there! Today's card is my Stampin' Royalty Challenge card. This week's Challenge is anything Monochromatic. I got out my trusty color coach, and saw that Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant are "dynamic duos" which was a great starting point.
I had this background running around in my head for a bit, I wanted it to be the focal point of the card. The Mixed Bunch flower was stamped in elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, and whisper white inks on wisteria wonder paper. I outlined each flower with my versamark pen to make them pop, then used the square lattice embossing folder to give it some texture.
I didn't want to cover too much of the background paper, so out came my favorite punch, the decorative label punch. The elegant eggplant punch was crimped, then on top I used a scallop oval punch in wisteria wonder. The sentiment is from the stamp set Oval All, which is retiring soon, so if you love it, get it now. I used my blender pen to color in the flowers. A simple loop of whisper white satin ribbon dresses it all up.
I love this little basic pearl combo, I tend to use the two different sizes a lot, I just love the look of it. Some Berry Blossom DSP was used under my main panel, and a little dotted scallop ribbon border punch broke up the colors a bit.
There you have it, a simple but elegant monochromatic card. I really hope you play along, making challenge cards really keep your card making skills sharp. We would love to see what you come up with! Hope you were inspired today, enjoy!
Paper: Berry Blossoms DSP, elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, whisper white cardstock
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Oval All
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, wisteria wonder, whisper white craft ink
Tools: Big shot, square lattice EF, basic pearls, dotted scallop border punch, decorative label, scallop oval, whisper white satin ribbon, blender pen