Here's the card I came up with - you can see my splash of color is quite large, so you decide what you're comfortable with.
When making any kind of monochromatic card, it's important to break up the expanse of color and add some interest to the card by creating texture. On this card, I heat embossed the diamond pattern with white e/p and dry embossed several panels with Cuttlebug embossing folders. The ribbon and pearls add their own textures to the card, as does the glittery butterfly. I also added dimension by popping up several layers, including the butterfly, with foam tape.
Here are a few ideas for adding texture to your monochromatic creations, I'm sure you can come up with many more:
- Dry embossing
- Heat embossing
- Various ink or paint techniques (eg sponging)
- Patterned paper & card stock in varying shades
- Hand made or other textured papers
- Felt and flocked accents
- All types of accessories (brads, buttons, eyelets etc)
- Stitching or pierced holes
You get the idea.....
We would love to see your 'all white with a splash' creations! Please leave a link to your blog or online gallery in the comments section.
- Stamps: Print Pattern (SU retired)
- Paper: Shimmery White and Parisian Breeze d/p (SU)
- Ink: White craft ink, Versamark
- Accessories: Pearls (Kaiser), sheer ribbon (May Arts), white embossing powder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder
- Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die (SU), Cuttlebug embossing folders, heat gun