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Monochromatic Card

Recently I finished the level 1 classes for Altenew Educators Certification Program, and I started on Level 2. Todays card is for the Polychromatic class taught by the coloring Guru Nina Marie Trapani. I have always been inspired by her coloring techniques, so taking a class taught by her was a treat.

For my card today I was inspired by the Monochromatic card class taught by her. I liked the idea of using one color and different tones of the same color. Also using neutral colors like white and black to compliment them. My color of choice was pink as October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.I started with a pink card panel on which I stamped and embossed the square from Geo Frames stamp set using clear embossing powder. The Clear Embossing powder on pink card stock made the pink a shade darker. You could also use the Golden Peach Embossing powder from Altenew which has a beautiful pink hue to it.


I masked off the square shape and then stamped the floral images form the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set using Jet Black ink. Colored the flowers using two shades of pink prisma color pencils and a white pencil. Added the darker pink in the center and then blended it with the lighter shade and blended that using white. Because the paper is pink the white looked more like a lighter shade of pink, this gave me three tones of pink. I did add a little green on the stems of the flower but that did not take away from the monochromatic look.


I stamped the sentiment on a smaller white square panel that fit right in the center of the embossed square panel which I had trimmed using my paper trimmer. I adhered the white square using foam adhesive to the center of the embossed square. I also added some white dots using a white gel pen to add some texture and completed the card by adding some gem stones in pink by Pretty Pink Posh.


Here is another look of the card I created.

I hope you liked the card I made today and got inspired to take the polychromatic class offered by Altenew Academy. See you next time until then keep shining and sharing handmade kindness.