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Flowers Sweet in monochrome

I have seen several beautiful cards lately which feature little squares or tiles lined up together so I decided to try the technique myself with a monochrome colour scheme. I was also trying for a bit of a vintage feel.

The three floral tiles were made using stamps from the transparent  set “Flowers Sweet”. I also used the letter background and music background as well as a sentiment from the transparent “Gratitude” set.

After punching out the part of the stamped image I wanted I then sponged a little or a lot and matted the six tiles on a dark brown mat. The damask background was also stamped in the same rich cocoa ink but I stamped it off a few times on scrap paper so I would get a muted shade. The background image is also matted and then mounted on the ivory cardbase. Five layers in all which is a little bit of a departure from my usual one or two layers!

Supplies:

Stamps: Flowers Sweet Damask PatternLetter BackgroundMusic Background,  Gratitude (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers Sticks & Stones, Ivory

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8 Comments on “Flowers Sweet in monochrome”

  1. lindseymp says:

    Five layers??? 😉 A departure, definitely, but worthwhile, as this turned out beautifully.

  2. Jan Castle says:

    It’s beautiful Heather!
    Jan

  3. sue says:

    My goodness, this is pretty! I love the colors you used; so muted and understated, giving all the glory to the placement of lovely stamps. Beautiful card, Heather.

  4. Beautiful and jaw dropping! xo, Marian

  5. Yvette says:

    Wow … this is so beautiful!

  6. Beautiful card and fabulous inspiration as always!

  7. Hey there mf — Just read you are helping to host the OLW challenge! Oh I am so excited — Congrats~ See you on [some] Wednesdays~ 🙂

  8. Gery says:

    First of all:’I love the colour you stamped with”.
    It gives the card a very classy look.
    Beautiful how you put all the tiles together to become one.
    A very beautifull card.
    Groetjes Gery


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