Monday, November 24, 2014

Repeat Impressions Project of the Week - Monochromatic Stamping


Okay, I have a confession to make.
Monochromatic cards inspire me SO much, but scare me even more!
I have a really hard time getting myself psyched up to create one!
It's funny what intimidates us, right?

Anyway...when it became my turn to post a Project of the Week at The House that Stamps Built,
this just had to be my technique!

I apologize for the photos.  I have some bright halogen lights above my work area, and I simply could not get any shots that were without glare.

For this card, I used two beautiful Repeat Impression Stamps, '2101-Q Santa over Portland Head Light', and '2208-G Warmest Holiday.  The Portland Head image is also available without the Santa.
Repeat Impressions has a whole page of Lighthouse images that are sure to check them out!

My first step was to decide what color I wanted to work with. Dark blue won out,
so the first step was to stamp the image.

Next, the sentiment needed to be added.  When stamping, the Stamp-a-ma-jig is worth it's weight
in gold.  There is no guess work - the stamping goes exactly where you want it.

Next, using the same color ink that you've stamped with, do some sponging
to add depth to your image.  Always use a circular motion, and begin your sponging
off of the cardstock, working in.

I left a bit of light area, hoping to achieve the look of a pretty sky.

After matting on black cardstock, and adhering the panel to a card front,
out came the glitter!  I used a Martha Stewart glue pen (only because my Tombow
ran out!!!), and added a bit of 'snow and ice' to the image.

Here is the finished card.

One more view - hope you can see the sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Patti J.

I used my Perfect Papercrafting Rulers and cutting mat to get the pretty black mat. Check out my sidebar for details on getting a free mat!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! I am loving that scene you created!!!!!

Stef H said...

this is gorgeous. i love monochromes. yeah, it's funny what scares us... a reason why i don't SCRAPBOOK. too much space to fill! go figure!

happy thanksgiving!

hugs :)

richardbreaks said...

This so lovely, Patti. One color makes multiple nice and quick, too!

Dawnll said...

This is stunning! I also am scared to do monochromatic but will have to jump in now that you did.
Such a beautiful design for a card to share.

*Vicki* said...

Such a brilliant monochromatic make my friend!! You did a perfect job! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Oh I love it - and very nice tutorial too, the sparkle just pops,. I seldom do monochromatic because I always think it needs something else. Very nice job.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful!!! Love the monochromatic scene. And, I love lighthouses!

Donna said...

Awesome card, lighthouse and Christmas, what a perfect combination!

Ina G said...

Beautiful card Pattie. Love the colour you chose and that sparkle is perfect.

Lynne in NI said...

Well done on conquering your fears Patti! Gorgeous card my friend, love your colour theme and the added sparkle is just perfect :)

Cheri said...

FAN-TASTIC! I love this stamp combo (I have it and it's one of my Christmas faves!!) I love the monochromatic look you created - fear be nailed it!!!

Beth Norman said...

Great tutorial. Monochromatic scares me too. You did such an awesome job with it. Love your images as well.

Cheryl W said...

Very pretty, Patti. I need to try a monochrome card. Love the addition of glitter!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Patti. Love the blue on white and the touch of sparkle. Simple but oh, so elegant.

Lena said...

I'm a little behind on my commenting, Patti, but I just couldn't let it go without telling you how beautifully this card turned out. What an inspiration! I, too, am a little intimidated by monochromatic cards. You made it look so easy that I'm almost brave enough to attempt making one :-) I also noticed that I have the same teaspoon set as you do :-) I've always been told that small things amuse small minds ... I guess this teaspoon thing would be one of mine :-) Have a wonderful evening, my friend.
Big hugs,
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