Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Monochromatic Challenge Card!

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This weeks challenge is making something monochromatic.  So I did!!!  Lucky me my bff Brandy needed a birthday card for her sister... so she came over and we got creative... here she is with my Daisy Mae!

And here is the card we made!



First we picked the color... PURPLE ... it is her sisters fave color.  I pulled out my purple colored paper bin and we chose colors of cs that we liked and that coordinated with each other.

Next we played in my stamp stash and picked some CTMH and HOTP stamp sets.  Then it was over to the gypsy to design our card ...
Using the CTMH Art Philosophy cart we picked out the base that she liked... I "hide contour" on the hash line it cuts at the fold line... that is why it is light gray.. it doesn't cut if you hide it.  The we made 3 flowers in the upper left hand corner that coordinate with CTMH stamp set that comes with the Art Philosophy cart.  Each layer of the flower has a different pattern stamped on to the electronically die cut image!  Isn't that cool!!!!  Okay back to designing the card now .. hehe... In the upper right hand corner is a place for our sentiment.  This gets changed later and I will explain why...

So now it is time to cut... get the mat ready and fire up the Cricut.  Look at the beautiful purple and lavendar tones...
So here is the story... the sentiment stamp we wanted to use to wish her sister a Happy Birthday was too large for the size we cut out of the upper right lavender glitter paper.  Then the stamp smudged on the glitter cardstock so we finally cut one the size that a)fit the stamp b) that we liked with the card and c) was still in a lavender shade!

We put it all together after stamping the flowers with SU's Lavender Lace and the sentiment in Megan Elizabeth's Lush deep purple.  Then she added "May this be your grandest year yet" inside and whaalaaah!

But how to put it together... what layout with these elements looks best... we decided on this loosely...

then thanks to some zots glue dots and my handy dandy ATG gun we got the elements in place in their permanent home!
Love the button on the front with the hemp tied through it too!  What do you think?

Do you like playing with monochromatic projects?  Hope you play along with us this week at The Paper Cabana!

Craft on and have a blessed day!

Kathi



9 comments:

  1. What a cute card & I like the color....I'm sure she's going to love it!

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  2. Very fancy card! I recently have been into monochromatic artwork, so this really caught my eye at the FaFF hop on Sew Many Ways. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very nice, Kathi! I love the shape of card, and the beautiful colour palette. The flower, with it's button and hemp center is absolutely charming!

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  4. What a beautiful card! Love all the purples.

    Love you little Daisy Mae too! She is simply adorable. I have a Dachshund too! Aren't they just the best dogs?

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love that flower and the texture of your beautiful shaped card stock. I'm on board as a new follower---- looking forward to seeing more of your work. Big hugs to that cute Daisy Mae, too!

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  6. I love the info on how to use the gypsy! Thanks for sharing at Friday Favorite Things!

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  7. Love the purple shades and the stacking flower - those are so fun! I'm sure her sister was quite happy to get the card!

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  8. Very pretty card Kathi. I'll bet you two really enjoyed creating this card together. TFS

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