Making Monochromatic Cards + A Video Tutorial

by - February 20, 2020

You don't need a lot of colorful ink pads to make fun cards. Handmade cards with a monochromatic color scheme are so easy to make and you can use very few (even just 1!!) ink pads. Today, I want to share with you two cards that are simple and quick to make and both have monochromatic color schemes! Watch the video tutorial down below for all the details!

https://youtu.be/dLZsfc4qMVU

Both cards are so easy to make. Let me break them down for you!


The great thing about monochromatic cards is you can go neutral, bright, pastel, etc. Any color you want to use is on the table. I decided to go bright and cheery on my first card, so I chose yellow.



When creating cards with a monochrome color scheme, it's important to use different textures and layers to add dimension and interest.This first card is three layers and each layer has a different pattern for added texture. The top layer is the Flower Flourish stamp. The second layer is stenciling, and the bottom is ink blending. Each layer was so simple to put together, but adding each one really adds a lot of interest and texture to this simple card.



Finally, I added one of my all time favorite sentiments from the shop, "You Make Me Smile". I stamped this sentiment in black, just so you could read it without burning your eyes, lol!


On my second handmade card, I again, used those same concepts of adding texture and dimension to the monochromatic color scheme. I die cut the center of a kraft cardstock panel to create a frame for my scene. And to add texture to the frame, I also ran it through my die cutting machine in an embossing folder.


Then, it was onto the scene. I ink blended clouds onto the background with a lighter brown ink. Next, with a darker brown ink I added the Beach Grass stamped image. Super simple!


Finally, I put the entire card together and finished it up with a simple Get Better sentiment from the "Tiny Words Set 1" sentiment set.



I hope you all enjoyed a look at how easy it is to make monochromatic cards! Before I go, I want to remind you of what's on sale this month in the Crackerbox & Suzy Stamps shop. Be sure to shop the categories below and grab any stamps that are on your wishlist while they are 20% off!!





ShopIf you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all listed and linked down below! Until next time, happy crafting everyone!!




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You Make Me Smile
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Beach Grass
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Tiny Words Set 1
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Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray
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Waffle Flower Crafts - Craft Dies - Nesting Ovals
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Nocturne
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Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler
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My Sweet Petunia - Creative Corners
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Tsukineko - Blending Applicator - Jumbo Dauber - Supersized
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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Plaid Fringe
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6mil Blank Stencil Material
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Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Puffy Cloud Borders
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Tsukineko - VersaFine Clair - Ink Pad - Acorn
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Carta Bella Paper - Let's Travel Collection - Embossing Folder - Grid
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Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Retractable Craft Pick
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