Saturday, 28 August 2021

Monochromatic Christmas

Another holiday card coming your way inspired by one of the challenges over at Splitcoast Stampers.
The challenge was to use only ONE piece of cardstock, any colour.
I went for this navy piece I had in my stash.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I got out one piece of navy cardstock.  I cut and scored one piece to make a A2 size card.  
  • Using the other  piece of that cardstock, I embossed it with the Lumber 3D Embossing folder (Tim Holtz). I rubbed over it with my Versamark ink pad and added some clear embossing to add interest.
  • Next, I took the embossed panel and die-cut it using the Nordic Winter die and set all the pieces aside.
  • I glued the die-cut/embossed piece onto the card base I had made from the navy cardstock and pop dotted a few of the elements I had die cut from the panel back in place.  It gave a lot more interest and added dimension to my card front.
  • I stamped the sentiment on a small leftover piece of the navy cardstock with Versamark and then white heat embossed it.  I pop dotted that over the background.  
  • This turned out to be a fun fun to see how we can challenge ourselves to try something different.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Just Add Ink- STARTS WITH 'N'  (Nordic die)

Stamps- Warm Wishes (TE)
Inks- Versamark
Paper- navy cardstock 
Accessories and Tools- Nordic Winter die (TH); Lumber eb folder (TH); Lawn Fawn clear eb powder;
pop dots; heat tool


Annie said...

Quite a clever response to the challenge! You managed some great details and interest in the whole design. Inspiring!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome design and I love all the texture and the color choice you made. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

cuilliesocks said...

WOW!! this is stunning Karen, I love the texture and the wonderful colour. Kate x

Pat said...

Such a pretty french navy blue Karen and love the embossing and then die cutting out the pieces from it before replacing but raising them up for added dimension, and the white embossed on blue sentiment stands out really well. A super card! x

Christine Alexander said...

so cool with all the popped up images and love the shade of blue ♥

Chantell Randall said...

Love it! Your embossing, die cutting and dimension is so effective. Amazing what you can do with one piece of card and a few cool techniques. Thanks for sharing. Chantell Just Add Ink

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - what a great challenge and an awesome card you have created Karen- so full of details and texture, and yet you have let the original card shine through brilliantly.
Stay safe

Bunny said...

This is definitely a WOW card for me. I love this. [Bunny]

Susan said...

This is so striking! Love the monochrome blue, and even more, love the layered die cuts on top!

Patrice said...

I love all the texture you've brought to this monochromatic card, Karen. Just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink. x

Monica C. said...

Love the die cutting out of the embossed panel. I would have thought that the second pass through the machine would have flattened the embossing. Lovely card!
Hugs Monica

Becca Sadler said...

What a stunning Christmas card with lots of texture and interest! Thanks for participating in the embossing theme challenge at MTTCC! --Becca/DT