Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monochromatic Challange

The new challange on the Cardvaarks website is to create a monochromatic card. I gave this one some thought. I decided on a pink, baby theme and got myself started with some wonderful Core'dinations cardstock. I chose a sheet from their whitewashed collection. One side is pink and the other side is a textured, whitewashed, super pale pink color. It is hard to tell because I allready hacked up the sheet, but I think it was called "Corner Hutch". I love the soft effect I got on this card.
I started by cutting the Core'dinations cardstock with a scalloped flower cookie cutter die by Quickutz. Then I put the shape into a Quickutz ebmossing folder that had a shape that mimicked the scallop very closely. As you can see, they didn't line up perfectly, but I think you get a little distracted from that by the ruffle that runs around the edge. Next I lightly sanded the embossed scalloped edge. Next I added red line tape all around the back edge of the scallop shape. I then added on the satin, pink ribbon by ruffling it and pressing it onto the red line tape around the edge of the shape on the back. Just a little peeks out, but it adds some girly fun.
The next step was to add my sentiment. I found this fun "Bonjour" stamp by Stampin Up in my collection and these fun Doodle Bug letter tiles. They seemed to contrast each other in a fun way. I stamped in black Stampin Up classic ink and added the tiles with Glossy Accents by Ranger. After all of that was dry I put a ton of foam adhesive on the back of the scalloped shape. I wanted it to float a little above the body of the card and not have the ruffles be squashed down. Last I added the pink Prima rose and the Hero Arts pearls. I absolutley love pearls. They are my favorite gem on my projects. They add just the right amount of bling.
I hope you enjoyed my monochromatic card. I am allready thinking of another fun one in my head. I just need some time. Anyone want to come over and give the kids a shower so that mamma can play some more?