Happy April everyone! Can you believe it? Spring (and pollen) is in the air and my craving for bright bold spring colors is at an all time high. So today, I'm taking one of my favorite brights, magenta, and creating a monochromatic card.
Today's card features some of the latest stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti. This is another line of stamps and dies that is fairly new to the Ellen Hutson shop. I've been a fan of Reverse Confetti for quite some time. I'm thrilled that it is now available in my favorite one stop crafty shop. You can check out some of Reverse Confetti's other products by clicking HERE. I think you're going to like what you see.
So let's talk monochrome for a second. What does that mean? Well....to be technical, I looked up the definition....and here's what the almighty internet had to say.
a photograph or picture developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color
So for our purposes, it's a card, using one color. But notice the varying tones. Varying the tones within a color is going to keep your card from falling flat. The Hero Arts ink cubes are perfect for this purpose. They come in a grouping of ink pads that are varying tones of the same color. Today, I'll be using the Floral Hues ink cubes for my color palate. This gives me a good variance of purples to work with. Yes, there's a pink in there, but I think you'll see as I add it that it really does mix and meld well to create a variance in my pretty purple palate. (Love me some alliteration.)
I'm going to show you exactly how this card came together in the video tutorial below. So be sure you check that out. I'll give you some tips and tricks and talk you through the entire creation of this card.
Now you're going to notice that my card isn't ALL magenta. Adding a little variance, and some neutrals, which for me means white and gold, keeps the card true to my style and keeps the color from being overwhelming.
I chose to use inked vellum for my backdrop, which lends a softness and texture to the card which wouldn't be possible with a solid colored card stock.
I finished the card off with some sparkly Hero Arts ombre sequins. These were the perfect finishing touch to my monochromatic card and give just the right amount of sparkle. No card is complete without a little bit of sparkle, right?
I hope you've enjoyed this project and that I've inspired you to try something new on your next card creation.
Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
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