Hello crafty friends! Another week, another card for the Colour Me…! challenge blog! This week’s challenge is once more a Monochromatic challenge and we are using the super happy and bright color Daffodil Delight. If you don’t have any Stampin Up Inks, don’t despair – I used SU patterned paper and my Copic/Spectrum Noir Markers to get the color right. For a comparison of SU ink colors with other brands, check out this post.
If you ever though that stacked dies – die sets that come with the same shape in different sizes – are just good for having some variety in said sizes, think again! Also, break out of the mindset that you always need to use two sizes which are next to each other. Admittedly, I have been guilty of thinking along those lines myself, so I feel like patting myself on the shoulder for discovering a different way of using my stacks.
On this particular card, since it’s monochromatic (using only one color) I wanted to make the yellow shine, yet balance the card overall with lots of white space. As you can see, I glued an entire sheet of the Daffodil Delight patterned paper onto my card front and it does peek out beyond the white front panel which I cut with the larger of the Mama Elephant Femme Frames. Yet, would I have simply stamped the chickie on that white panel and colored it, I would have lost all the dimension of the card and also the super fun pattern would have gotten lost somewhat.
By cutting a window into the white front panel that is 2 sizes bigger than the white center piece (with the chickie) I give the patterned paper enough room to shine through, yet not enough to overpower the entire card.
Also, if you have very close color matches as the background paper and the colored chickie, it needs some background to stand out. Originally I had wanted to adhere the chickie directly onto patterned paper, but that would not have worked very well. This way, I could add yet another layer, but still keep the overall feel of the card clean and simple.
This card was super quick to put together. Since I only did very basic coloring on the chickie, no ninja-copic skills were required and it went rather quickly.
I hope you take another look at your stacked die sets and try them in a different way. Thanks for stopping by and I’d love to see you over at Colour Me…! and see what you come up with.
Don’t forget to head over to the rest of the Design Team to see what these fabulously talented ladies have created:
* Stampin Up Daffodil Delight patterned paper