This week's challenge at Simply Stampin' is a real goodie - Monochrome with a Splash - the splash being the addition of one colour of your choice. In the past when I've made cards like this I've used black and white and then added a bright colour - typically red or bright pink. I decided to do something different this time and I've paired black with vanilla and used Calypso Coral as my splash.
I stamped the large silhouette from the Just Believe set twice onto a piece of First Edition DSP, lightly sponged the panel with Calypso Coral ink and layered it onto a black mat. I punched a Calypso Coral Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and glued it to the black mat so only one half of the border shows. I cut a Very Vanilla panel to go on the card front, stamped the small silhouette repeatedly along the right hand side as a border and sponged the edges. I cut a strip of black CS, ran it through my crimper to add just a touch of texture and glued that to the Vanilla panel. I die cut two butterflies, one from CS and one from patterned paper and I stamped the small silhouette onto the patterned paper shape. I then applied Crystal Effects to the butterfly and to the flower parts on the main image. Once those pieces were dry I attached the two butterfly shapes together with an Antique brad and assembled the card front. The main panel and the butterfly wings are popped up.
Here's a close up showing some glossy bits.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I haven't added a sentiment to this card, I may add one later or keep the card as it is and use it as a note card. I hope you'll take the opportunity to play along with this fab challenge, I reckon monochrome with a splash is a real winner and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
Stamps: SU! Just Believe & Precious Butterfly sets
CS: SU! Basic Black, Very Vanilla & Calypso Coral
Patterned paper: Calypso Coral dotty paper from SU! In Color DSP stack
Ink: SU! Calypso Coral, Black StazOn
Tools: SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, SU! Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, crimper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Crystal Effects, Antique brad, Dimensionals