Friday, August 31, 2012

Crafters Of Faith: Monochromatic Card

Today's card is one I made for the Crafters of Faith blogging group ~ a group of Christian bloggers that met and bonded on Split Coast Stampers to craft, fellowship, make friendships and more!

This month, our hostess was Liz W.  She celebrated a birthday this month and told us that her birthstone is a peridot – her favourite shade of green.  Her challenge for us was to use our own birthstone color and make a monochromatic card.  A monochromatic card is one that uses tones of one color.
 
Since my birthday is in September and my birthstone is a blue sapphire, this is what I ended up with…although the brick looks white in this picture, it is actually a very light blue…
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This card was fun to make, although it was a little time consuming.  I started by stamping an image of a tree onto a piece of light blue cardstock.  I coloured it in with various shades of blue copics (B93, B95, B97).  I cut it into 1/4-inches wide strips, then cut those strips into 1-inch blocks offsetting them by 1/4-inch.  I had to be very careful not to get the pieces mixed up.  Before adhering the pieces to my base layer I sponged the edges with some blue ink.  Then it was time for me to put the puzzle back together again by adhering each piece onto a piece of medium blue shimmery metallic cardstock.  I left off a few pieces to add some interest.  I adhered that to another piece of light blue cardstock, added the sentiment at the bottom, and adhered all of that to my dark blue card base.

I’m still plugging along with my 100 cards in 100 days challenge and this makes card #37 of the challenge.

Why not take some time and check out what the other girls in the group have made…
Thanks for stopping by.

15 comments :

  1. Gorgeous card - love how you did your brickwork! Happy birthday coming up! Thanks for the freebie sentiment!

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    1. Thank you, Charlene, for the kind comments and the birthday wishes. You are welcome for the sentiment. I love making them and glad you enjoy them.

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  2. I love monochromatic cards and the technique here is just brilliant. Thank you so much for describing it in such detail. And happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comments. I'm not sure I explained it very well but I tried, lol. Thanks for the birthday wishes. It's not until the end of the month so I'm still younger for a few more weeks, lol. I'll be 47 :-O ... oh, it hurts just saying that, lol.

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  3. OH MY you have been very busy indeed I love how you did your bricks and put so much Love in to it I lookforward to trying it ! your image is Awesome I just love everything about this card and so glad you made it to share with us.
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    Liz D

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    1. Thanks, Liz. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  4. Wow, this is just awesome. Thanks for all the details on how you made this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along.

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    1. Thanks for the challenge, Liz. It was fun. I've never made a monochromatic card before so I learned something new. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  5. Too cool! Love your bricks. Blue is my favorite color, so anything that is blue sings to me!

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  6. Love your card, it's lovely....

    Silverbutterfly

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  7. I'm back again, forgot to say thanks for your sentiment, It's going to be used a lot for me,,,

    Silverbutterfly

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  8. Wow, Sharon! This looks like it took so long to make! Great instructions on the creating! Have a blessed weekend!

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  9. That is a beautiful stamp Sharon. Very well done on the challenge!!! The tree goes excellent with that brick wall!!!

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  10. What a beautiful card Sharon. Love the brick. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Nana
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  11. This is a very striking card! Love the blues and your brick wall technique really shows it off well. It must have been very time consuming as you said! Your hard work really paid off in a special card!

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