Monday, May 16, 2011

Speedy The Cat Monochromatic Challenge

Welcome! I decided to finally participate in one of the Speedy The Cat challenges over on the Mark's Finest Papers Blog.  I love using the monochromatic technique and this week's challenge was "right up my alley", especially since blue was the color chosen for the challenge.

I decided to use the Grandma's Boudoir stamp set and some different shades of blue ink (Memento Bahama Blue, Paris Dusk and Stampin Up! Night of Navy).  I started out by stamping my images onto Bang Up Blue in Memento Bahama Blue dye ink to create a background border on the card.  Then I stippled Stampin Up! Night of Navy around the edges and then lightly over the card center.  Once that was done, I took some K & Company vintage die cuts, edged them in SU Night of Navy using a marker, before adhering them to the card.

Taking the cameo stamp from Grandma's Boudoir, I stamped it twice onto Corn Husk paper before using a Marvy Jumbo oval punch on one of the images and then cut the second image out for popping up later.  I then took both my Marvy Mega & Giga Scalloped Oval punches and punched out two different shades of blue card stock for layering.  After stippling some Night of Navy ink onto the smallest layer, I popped up the cut out cameo before adding some Stampendous Class-A-Peel stickers on each of the scallop layers.

To finish the card off, I added some more of the K & Company die cuts on the inside before stamping my sentiment also from the Grandma's Boudoir set.  I just love the sentiments included in the set.  Some of them make awesome punch lines for birthday cards. 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Grandma's Boudoir
Ink: Memento Bahama Blue, Paris Dusk, Stampin Up! Night of Navy
Card Stock: MFP Bang Up Blue, Corn Husk
Accessories: Ribbon, Pop Dots, Stampendous Class-A-Peels, K&Company Vintage Die Cuts, Ribbon, SU Night Of Navy Marker, Stipple Brush


  1. Wow--what a super card. The details are wonderful! I love all the die cuts you added, and the cameo from Grandmother's Boudoir is perfect in the center! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  2. Bonnie so glad you are playing with us at Speedy's Friends challenge - what a great card!!

  3. wow....what a beauty of a collage style card, Bonnie.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  4. What a neat collage card, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing it with Speedy's Friends this week. :)