Hi crafty friends!
Today I am sharing a few monochromatic cards that are inspired by blue and white china patterns.
My supply list for these cards is relatively simple. Of course I used tools, but the actual supplies needed include:
Coordinating Solid Cardstock
Using the floral image from the stamp set, I created a repeated background that limited the empty areas. You can use a stamping platform, but I chose to simply use the packaging that the stamp is already clinging to. I was sure to ink the image well after each stamping and did not worry about overlap. This pattern is very forgiving.
Once I have the completed patterned page, I used my heat tool to ensure that the ink was dry. Otherwise, there may be some smearing and/or ink transfer to your workspace. I cut down my panels to 4' x 5 1/4' and adhered them to an A2 colored cardstock panel that coordinates with the ink I stamped the pattern in.
From there I chose a sentiment and used foam squares to pop the main sentiment up on the layered backer piece. Most of the sentiments are cut from holorgraphic or foiled paper. The backer layer is cut from either vinyl or a solid cardstock. Once the sentiment was adhered, I embellished with gems that also coordinate.
These cards look simple and elegant while packing a punch. I love how they all turned out. I also love that they can easily be massed produced in one sitting. Which color combo is your favorite?
Supply List (affiliated links)
Exquisite Rubber Stamp by Tim Holtz
Concord & 9th Just Saying Dies
Lumberjack Plaid Distress Ink
MFT Red Hot Paper
Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink
Yellow Bazzill Cardstock
Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink
Green Mirror Cardstock