Sunday, November 23, 2008

Monochromatic for Vikki

One of my friends in the "Travelin' Dork Sisters" group on the SCS website, VikkiJo Erickson, requested a monochromatic card from her sisters...she was very curious about them and was, for some reason, focused on them like a cat eyeing a spider! LOL Anyway, I created this card for my friend, Vikki, before I was hit with that nasty gastrointestinal superbug last week and I'm just now uploading it and getting it out in the mail to her. I wasn't sure of all the "rules" of a monochromatic card, but I just "winged it!" To me, a monochromatic card is simply one of different tones of the same hue...well, that's my interpretation. Here's the deets:

Dimensions: 5"X5", Card opens from bottom
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Pretty Little Scriptures, Scrappy Cat Floral Scrolls
Cardstock and Paper: K& Co. Addison Scrap Pad, K&Co. Remake Blue Collection, ColorMates Deep Terrific Teal and Light Terrific Teal, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: SU! Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal and Stazon Black
Accessories and Embellishments: Marvy Regular and Scalloped Oval Punches, SU! Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Tsukineko Daubers, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Fanciful Flowers & Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Thread, Self-Adhesive Pearls, American Crafts Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon
Special Technique: Cuttlebug Embossing, Sponging, Paper Piercing

Instructions:
The card base was cut to 5"x5" from Colormates Deep Terrific Teal, then a 4.5"x4.5" mat from K&Co. Addison Scrap Pad, then a 4"x4 mat from Colormates Light Terrific Teal and the center mat to 3.75"x3.75" from K&Co. Remake Blue Collection designer paper. I ran the 5"x5" mat through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, and the smallest 3.75"x3.75" mat through the Cuttlebug Fanciful Flowers Embossing Folder. I machine stitched around all four sides of all square mts except the Colormates Light Terrific Teal mat (2nd smallest mat).

The sentiment was stamped onto Paper Trey White Cardstock using SU! Taken with Teal ink and the sentiment was stamped over the leaves using Stazon Black Ink. The sentiment was punched out using a Marvy Regular Oval Punch and I punched a scalloped mat using K&Co. Addison Scrap Pad paper using a Marvy Scallop Oval Punch. I sponged the edge of the sentiment oval using first SU! Tempting Turquoise and then more heavily using SU! Taken with Teal. I paper pierced around the scallops of the sentiment mat. I popped up the sentiment oval using American Crafts Dimensionals on the scalloped mat, and then popped that up on the center square 3.75"x3.75 mat.

To embellish, I wrapped a turquoise satin ribbon around the upper left corner and lower right corner. I added self-adhesive "pearls" around the sentiment and to tie things together on the lower right corner ribbon. The card was finished by gluing the card base to a 5"x5" white cardstock lining.

2 comments:

mochamama said...

glad to see your up and feeling better! Beautiful card and I love the colors

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is gorgeous!! love all those little pearls. All the blues are so calm and relaxing!!
hugs, Jami