Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Crafty Individuals - Layers of Monochromatic Color


Hi everyone,

Colleen here of Irishrosecreations sharing a fun monochromatic layered card today!  Monochromatic cards basically focus on one color family.  Here I've focused on purple, with a black and white background to compliment it! 

For this card, I was inspired by a similar version that I saw on Instagram. I changed up the color and stamps to make this card my own! I love to use white and black layers on my card, so I focused on using those colors to help my purple focal point pop! Let's get started on how I made this beauty!

First step was to create and organize the layers I needed to build the card. Using basic rectangle nesting dies (if you don't have these dies, you can measure and trim the layers using your paper trimmer), I created 5 layers - 3 in white and 2 in black. The sizes of the white and black layers alternate so that it's white - black - white - black - white. The 5.5x4.25 card base was black. So, in all, I had 3 white layers and 3 black layers! 

Next, it was time to add some detail to the white layers with my stamps! Using Lavinia dye ink in Violet Chalk, I stamped the Flower from Crafty Individuals onto the smallest white layer. Then I added a couple sentiments from Foliage by AALL & Create in the upper left and lower right corners around the flower in black ink to help bring the black layers forward. I also ink blended Violet Chalk around the edges of the flower to frame it nicely. Finally, I used my alcohol markers to add depth and color to the flower. Adding color to the flower helped all that beautiful detail in that stamp just shine! 

Then, I stamped the next 2 white layers in black ink using Counting Down by Crafty Individuals. The only pop of monochromatic color that I wanted on this card was purple. Everything else remained black and white! 

The final step was to adhere my layers together. I used a liquid glue because it gives me a little wiggle room to place my design elements exactly where I want them. I'm notorious for not lining up my card layers, so liquid glue is my saving grace! I finished with a few purple sequins to compliment the purple flower! 

Monochromatic cards are so easy to make, the only decision is the color and the design of your card! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supplies Used:

Flower by Crafty Individuals

County Down by Crafty Individuals

Foliage by AALL & Create

1 comment:

  1. Hi Colleen! Utilizing rectangles in white and black really do draw one' focus to the lavender flower in the center. Thanks for reminding me of that stamp from Crafty Individuals - I had seen it before but it is now written down for a future purchase!


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