Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tips on Creating Monochoromatic Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute Monochromatic card to share with you along with some tips and tricks on creating them.  You will find a full list of the supplies that I used to create this card below.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.

Tips & Tricks: 

The definition of monochromatic according to Webster's is "1:  having or consisting of one color or hue 2:  consisting of radiation of a single wavelength (see WAVELENGTH sense 1) or of a very small range of wavelengths 3:  of, relating to, or exhibiting monochromatism 4:  lacking variety, creativity, or excitement : COLORLESS."  So, now that we know that it makes it super easy to create a monochromatic card.  The first thing you have to do is pick your color.  This is the color that you want to showcase.  On my card I picked Pale Papaya as my main color.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.

Now knowing that we are only using the one color what do you do?  Well we can add different tones, and values of that same color to add interest to the project.  What is tone? I am glad you asked.  Tone is defined as the effect in painting of light and shade together with color.  To achieve different tones we add white, black and gray to a color to make them lighter, darker, or more muted.  So, now we have gone and taken one color and added at least three more tones of that color that we can use.  But wait there's even more colors that we can make by adding just white, black, or gray.  Yes, the world of color mixing and creating different tones of a color is actually endless.  Based on how much of one of the three colors that you add you will get a different tone of that color.  So if you add more white it gets lighter based on how much white you add, or the opposite is true it will get darker (by adding black) or more muted (by adding grays) based on how much black or gray you add.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.

With my card today I went with going lighter in value and tone.  I achieved this with the piece of Basic White Cardstock that I placed underneath the front panel that I die cut the Flower Market Cover Die from.  I used the die to create a window so that you could see the ink blended values of the Pale Papaya Ink under it.  "As an element of art, value refers to the visible lightness or darkness of a color. ... Value is relevant to the lightness or darkness of any color, but its importance is easiest to visualize in a work with no colors other than black, white, and a grayscale."*Google  I achieved the different Values on my card by using the Pale Papaya Ink and my Blending Brushes to create darker tones of the same color at the bottom and as I got closer to the top of the Basic White Cardstock panel the ink got lighter to create different values.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.

Ink blending is a great way to create a monochromatic card because you can achieve different values and tones with just a few simple tools.  I finished off my card by adding a few Champaign Rhinestones in some of the areas that I added some of the die cut flowers back into their place with a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I also added some of the Pale Papaya & White Ribbon on the card to tie in both the white and the papaya. I then added my sentiment to a pansy die cut that I had from another project but had not used.  I stamped the sentiment in the middle and did a little ink blending around the edges before placing it on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  And that my friends is how easy you can create a monochromatic card.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day and a wonderful week.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the link in the Stampin' Up! shopping list below.  If your order is over $50 (before shipping and taxes) and you use the host code this month I will send you a little gift as a thank you.  You can always find the latest host code in the side bar to the right on my blog.  Click here to shop with the July 2021 Host Code.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

Creative Stampers July Tutorial Bundle: 

Get the July 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 10 creatively festively fun projects featuring Christmas Projects.  

Rick's Fun Summer Stamping Special: 

Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  You will be able to earn tokens for a couple different things.  When you earn a token, I will put your name on it during my weekly Facebook Live and drop it into my Garden of Fun Prize Bucket!  At the end of the promotion, I will do a prize draw for some fun prizes from everyone’s name in the bucket.  

Crafty Corner Monthly: 


Join me for the July Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class.  You can join the card club as a member for $39.00 a month and get all the perks of being a member or take the class for only $44.00 a month with no commitment. July Clubs features the All for Baby Bundle.  Click here to find out all the details and to register by July 20th.  

Coffee & a Card Round 3: 

Coffee and a Card with Rick is my monthly card class that I do online on my weekly YouTube Live at 11:30 am CST.  Each month we focus on one stamp set, one pack of paper, and one ink pad.  I share with you five different cards (one each week for five weeks).  You can read all the details and check out what's instore for this round by clicking here.  

Designer Series Paper Sale: 

Don't forget about the Designer Series Paper Sale going on until August 2, 2021.  Select papers from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are on Sale Now!  Click here to order.  



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