A Monochromatic Baby Boy Card – Clearly Besotted

Hi everyone! Do you ever have trouble picking colors for your card? There is a very simple solution to that: monochromatic colors! In truth, creating a monochromatic card is trickier than it sounds. I gave it a go myself with the oh-so-adorable Jump and Fall set from Clearly Besotted, highlighting the cute birds.

Before I’m diving into the cardmaking process, I want to mention we have a challenge running over at Cloud9 Crafts. The theme of this month is “Monochromatic”. Head over to Instagram to see how you can participate and be eligible to win a prize!

The images from Jump and Fall I stamped on Perfect Colouring paper with Lawn Fawn River Rock ink and colored them with Copic markers:

  • BG78, BG72, BG57, BG53, B00, B000

With Cutter Bee scissors, I fussy cut the images, leaving a white border. The base of the birdhouse I die cut out of white woodgrain cardstock, and the decorative details out of Textured Dot cardstock. Unfortunately the photo barely captures the texture in the woodgrain, but in real life it is definitely there and adds so much!

As background I used pattern paper from the Perfectly Plaid paper pad, and decorated it with flowers die cut from Spiffy Speckles paper with a flower die from the birdhouse set. Behind the circle opening of the birdhouse, I adhered vellum as I wanted to turn it into a shaker card and tone down the pattern paper background. Inside the shaker, I put Iridescent Moonshine sequins.

For the sentiment, I die cut a Wavy Banner out of Spiffy Speckles paper and stamped the Wavy Sentiment on top with Distress Oxide Uncharted Mariner.

I hope you like this card, and it gave you inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

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