It’s time for another team hop with the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team. It’s the very first hop of 2019, so I’m excited to see what everyone created for this week’s theme: Monochrome. Monochrome themes feature only one color in different shades. This really pushes you to think outside the box for creating projects!
For my card, I decided to create my own background using a single butterfly image from the Butterfly Sentiments 2.0 stamp set. This technique works well with images that have a lot of solid space with a decent amount of detail. Outline stamps don’t work well for this technique. I used three shades of red/pink from the Surface Ink collection. I used Honeysuckle, Marsala, and Rouge. To create the background, I started with my lightest color and stamped a few butterflies in a random pattern. Then, I continued this pattern with my middle color, and then finally my darkest color.
I matted my background panel with a piece of Marsala card stock. I decided I also wanted to match my card base, so I used the Honeysuckle ink to smear the edges of my card base. This gives you a perfect color match even if you don’t have a coordinating piece of card stock. Pretty cool!
Next, I added a sentiment! I used a piece of Marsala card stock and my Mini MISTI to stamp this gorgeous sentiment from Super Sentimental. I used embossing ink and coated it with Rainbow Sparkle embossing powder. This gave my sentiment a little sparkle, but kept it perfectly matched with my coordinating color palette.
I popped my sentiment up on the Brutus Monroe foam tape and then used a piece of vellum as a mat. I adhered this to my card front and then added a few coordinating sequins for a bit of sparkle. I finished my card off by adding a coat of Wink of Stella to my darkest colored butterflies. Pretty!
Now let’s hop along and see what the rest of the team came up with for todays hop!
JESS <—you are here!