It's a good thing my hubby was looking at the calendar yesterday because I totally forgot it was my turn for a design at the Card A Day Blog! And, being on Sunday means I get to start the new theme. This week we're presenting "Monochromatic" cards for your viewing pleasure and inspiration. I have another of my 'scrap specials' for you, all in blues because that's what my daughter requested. The design of my card was actually 'borrowed' from a recent Stampin' Up stamp camp held by a neighbor. And here it is:
As you can see, this card uses lots of small bits of paper, so it's an absolute natural for using up those scraps. I did my best to get a sort of ombre effect with my papers; darkest in upper left corner to lightest in lower right corner. I used a postage stamp punch for most of the pieces, but several of the focal piece bits were simply cut square.
The card base is standard A2 size at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. The layered piece is 4 x 5 1/4. The focal piece starts at 2" square with the rest of the pieces each just a bit smaller.
As I hope you can see, the focal piece has been affixed in two separate layers with foam tape. The sweet little brads offer just a bit of glitter to the card.
This little card really is a blast to make. You can have lots of fun choosing colors and a theme because, of course, this card can be adapted to many occasions. I can just imagine it done in colors for Christmas or Halloween with just the right central image. And it would look gorgeous in shades of brown and tans for fall. I do hope you'll enjoy designing your own!
Also linking to: Repeat Impressions DCC73 ~ Monochrome
Here are the specs:
Brads: American Crafts Mini Glitter Brads
Paper: Card base Georgia Pacific
Embossing Powder: JudiKins Opaque White
Punch: Stampin' Up "Postage stamp"
Stamp: Pink By Design
'Til we meet again.....