Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Paper Pros August 2017 Challenge Card

Good morning friends

It's time for another Paper Pro's challenge ... this time Raquel Mason issues the challenge to make a monochromatic card.

I have to say I really struggled with this one which is weird as I normally like to make monochromatic cards. I probably tried to start a card 4 different times and nothing would come to me. Finally I had an idea to use Autumn colours with lots of crisp white and went with that.

The front of my card features the cloud die from Karen Burniston's Nature Edges. The stitching line is above and below the cut line so you can use both the positive and negative portions of your paper. I used one of my water colour backgrounds, made with Color Burst and Magical Shakers. I know lots of people are getting similar looks with their Distress Oxide inks but since I have the water colour powders I'm choosing to stick with those. Never mind that I love them. Ha!

Here is the inside, made using the Tree Pop-Up. This is such a fun tree - and so easy to assemble! There are two pieces ... trunk/branches and then the foliage cuts in a single piece. I cut the foliage out of the same water coloured paper and added white gel pen lines to the trunk and tire swing.

I added yellow dots inside each of the indents that cut with the Katherine Label , and also a die cut HELLO. The pink in the water coloured piece kind of throws it out of the monochromatic range, but I'm calling it 'artistic license'. Ha! To get the dimension on the background, I adhered fun foam to white card stock then cut it with the dies. It can be tricky not to get creases in the card stock, but most of the pieces worked ok on this one.

I am inspired to make a few more Tree Pop-Up cards now! Be sure to check out the other Paper Pro's. It's a casual group with the number of participants varying each month.

This month we have:


1005 Tree Pop-Up - Karen Burniston
1002 Word Set 1, Greetings - Karen Burniston
1006 Nature Edges - Karen Burniston
1011 Katherine Label pop-Up - Karen Burniston
White & brown card stocks
Color Burst - Ken Oliver
Magical Shakers - Lindy's Stamp Gang
Water colour paper, 90#
Fun foam
Signo white gel pen
Bakers Twine
Staedtler fine point marker

Card size - 5 x 5"

Thanks for stopping by today


StampOwl said...

love the burst of color on the tree and the clouds on the front :)

Anonymous said...

wonderful! And so wonderful colors too