Wednesday, November 6, 2019

ICS Monochromatic Blog Hop

It's time to hop along with the ICS Monochromatic Blog Hop. We have been challenged to use just one color to create our project for today's hop using Stampin' Up! products in that color. We are also allowed to use Whisper White or Very Vanilla for our design. For me, the hardest thing about this challenge is deciding what color to choose. 
For today's card design, I decided that I wanted to use some of the products from the Toile Tidings Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog. The cardinal image from the Toile Christmas stamp set (item #150469) is so beautiful and when I saw that one of the colors in the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item #150432) was Real Red, I knew that was the color I wanted to use for this monochromatic challenge. 
 To create this card design, I started with Real Red cardstock for the card base and added a layer of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to create the background. I just love the vintage design of this paper. I stamped the cardinal image using Real Red Classic ink and die cut it using the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal Die set (item #150640). Both the stamp set and die set can be ordered as the Toile Christmas Bundle (item #152367) at a savings of 10%. To color the cardinal, I used Clear Wink of Stella to give it a soft water color shimmer. 
Using the Stitched Labels Dies (item #145372), I die cut the largest oval from Very Vanilla cardstock and layered it onto a scalloped oval die cut from Real Red cardstock using the Layering Ovals Dies (item #141706). I attached the cardinal to the Very Vanilla oval using Snail adhesive and the attached the ovals to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped onto Real Red cardstock using Versamark ink and I heat embossed it with Shimmer White embossing powder (item #149511). I die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal Dies and attached it to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. To embellish the sentiment, I added two of the small Basic Pearls for a little bling. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. This card design has the feel of an old fashioned Christmas and I love that I was able to create it with just Real Red and Very Vanilla as my colors. I hope that my card design helps inspire you to try creating your own projects using just one color. It is a great way to explore your creativity.

Now it's time to visit Lisa's blog and see what she created for this month's theme. Just click the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

One of the best things about Stampin' Up! is their range of beautiful colors and the color coordination of their products that takes all the stress and frustration out of planning your projects. If you live in the U.S. and do not already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. 

Until Next Time
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Tricia Butts
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  1. Such a classic Christmas it!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I love the vintage look of this designer series paper

  2. Absolutely beautiful card Tricia! Thanks you so much for sharing.

    1. Thank you Renee. This is a beautiful suite for Christmas projects

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. I love how it turned out

  4. Perfect card to make for holiday cards this year. This is one of my favorite bundles from the holiday catalog as it reminds of my mom who loved cardinals.

  5. Beautiful card! I love that cardinal!

  6. I adore the cardinal and the vintage look of this card! Well done!

  7. Beautiful vibrant monochromatic card!