Thanks for dropping by my blog today.
I am so excited to take part in another one of Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly Blog Highlights. It is always such a fun experience each month to see all the beautiful projects from amazing people all around the world!
Be sure to pop over here to check out Kylie’s blog with everyone’s beautiful projects.
I was really excited to have a play with the gorgeous Lighthouse Point bundle (I actually ended up making a few cards…keep your eyes peeled…haha!) – but I was just stuck on the idea of making a monochrome card with a lighthouse.
You can see this gorgeous Lighthouse Point Bundle here…
You know when you just can’t get an idea for a card out of your head?
That’s what happened here…
Here is a look at the finished card.
I decided to make this card into an interactive shaker card, so I have combined it with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. This worked well by making a frame out of the Silver Foil Speciality Paper (this foil is so gorgeous – and has a beautiful brushed look to it). I have then taken the same die I used the create the smaller of the inside of the frame (you will need two sizes to create the frame) and cut one piece out of Basic White Thick cardstock. This is what I did all my stamping on.
To create the monochrome look I have completed all my stamping in Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Memento Black. I have stamped some of the layers off once on some scrap paper to get varying tones. I actually love how it turned out.
My shaker card is filled with the Sparkle & Shine Sequins and Effervescent Elements.
Here is a close up look at the finished card where you can see some of the detail.
I actually heat embossed my sentiment in black which made it nice and bold and I have embellished with some of the gray thread from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.
My background I created myself by making stripes from the thicker end of the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. It is a nice and quick way to make your own striped Designer Series Paper.
Here is a quick look at the inside of the card where I have repeated some monochrome stamping and added a simple sentiment.
I love the simplicity of this monochrome look.
It’s definitely different from the usual bright colours that I usually reach for.
Be sure to pop over to Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Post and check out the rest of the beautiful ideas and if you like my card vote for it in this week’s highlights.
Until next time,
Crafty hugs! xx