Flowers Sweet in monochromePosted: April 29, 2012
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!
Stamps: Flowers Sweet, Damask Pattern, Letter Background, Music Background, Gratitude (Penny Black)
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Penny Black Mix & Match Papers Sticks & Stones, Ivory