Stamping Techniques 101 – Monochromatic

Welcome to another International Blog Hop for the Stamping Techniques 101 Design Team ….


This month we are sharing Monochromatic Cards!

I have used the lovely Awesomely Artistic Stamp Set …


The colours I’ve used are Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Very Vanilla and I’ve added in some Silver Embossing for good measure.

While the card looks involved here’s what I did …

  1. Score and fold basic black card base, adhere Basic Gray Layer, adhere Smoky Slate Layer
  2. On Very Vanilla stamp flowers in Smoky Slate top left and middle right on layer. Stamp splatter stamp (after stamping off first) around flowers.
  3. Cut Banners in Basic Gray and Very Vanilla. Cut thin strip and punch ends with Triple Banner Punch.
  4. Stamp Flower stamp on extra piece of Very Vanilla in Versamark. Sprinkle over Silver Embossing Powder, shake off excess and heat.  Cut out with Paper Snips.
  5. Using your cut out flowers as a guide stamp the small leaf and splatter stamp on vanilla banner.
  6. Stamp Frame in Basic Black on Vanilla and Friend inside Frame in Basic Gray. Cut out with Paper Snips.
  7. Adhere Banners to card with Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue.
  8. Adhere Embossed flowers to banner with dimensionals.
  9. Adhere Friend Frame to banner below flowers with Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  10. Decorate Embossed Flower with Dimensionals (optional)


I loved making this card and there are a few steps but they are fairly easy to do.  If you arent good with embossing then you dont have to emboss – simply stamp your flowers in Basic Grey as you want them to stand out from the flowers in the background.  You can still add the rhinestones to give it a lift.

I do hope you liked my card today and be sure to pop over and check the other Design Team Blogs for their Monochromatic cards.


Here’s the complete list of the Design Team …

Thanks for stopping by ..

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About Leonie

I am Leonie and I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do love to share what I create and hope you enjoy seeing what I've made. I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!! I call Campbelltown home - it's about an hour South West of Sydney, Australia. If you like what I share please feel free to leave me a comment or share it with your friends! Thanks for stopping by :)

15 thoughts on “Stamping Techniques 101 – Monochromatic

  1. Just stunning, love all the colours and I have to admit I’m a big fan of using grey’s/black/ vanilla card together. The silver embossing just adds that bit of wow factor with the gemstones.

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