ABNH September Challenge: Monochromatic

ABNH September Challenge: Monochromatic

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Happy Saturday my friends! I hope you all have a lovely start to your weekend today. This month’s theme at a Blog Named Hero is monochromatic. My ideal colors to use for this would be like aquas and teals, periwinkles and navies and blushes and corals. But I decided to try and push myself a bit outside of my comfort zone and use some neutrals for the monochromatic card.

I started with Kraft cardstock, and used the Besties Stamp and Cut with varying shades of brown. I started with the round stump and used a pale brown ink, and used a dark brown with the leafy twigs, and then the darkest brown for the smallest leaves to fill in my background. This helps give contrast to my background without being too busy.

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I then did some ink blending with gold and copper metallic ink on the bottom third of the panel. This lightened the stamping a little and added some subtle shimmer to the card. Over the lighter part of the panel, I die cut the word “love” from the Love Stamp and Cut set from gold for my focal point.

After I stamped the sentiment “U + ME” under the love, I thought about adding some gems or sequins, but I actually really liked the subtly of sparkle and the earth tones by itself. I stamped our sentiment in black because I thought brown would get lost in our background. Otherwise this is an all brown card! Whew. And it actually looks super classy!

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I can’t wait to see what you do with this challenge, what a great one! Thanks so much for stopping by!


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