Monochromatic Card with Hero Arts

Hello and happy World Card Making Day!! Are you crafting or meeting crafty friends today?

I am dropping in to share a monochromatic card that I recently made. Now, monochromatic doesn’t exactly scream stunning designs, does it? At least I often think of cards with only one color as not too interesting. Long story short, I was wrong. I have seen many monochromatic cards in the meantime that were absolutely amazing!! A few of them over on A Blog Named Hero (it’s a challenge blog dedicated to and sponsored by Hero Arts). I also shared a grey-in-grey card on Instagram a couple of weeks ago that I liked and my followers seemed to really like it, too. I was a bit surprised how much, to be honest. Social media can be quite surprising in that way, right?! πŸ˜€

Anyways, I really wanted to do some relaxing watercoloring and inspired by the current challenge theme “Monochromatic” I made a card with several different blue watercolor paints, including a very dark Indigo Blue and also a bit of white.


Monochromatic Card Hero Arts

Before watercoloring I splattered some masking fluid onto my watercolor cardstock for the big fluffy snow flakes. For the trees and mountains I stamped down images from the “CL973 Road Trip” stamp set from Hero Arts. The small sentiment is from their “CL911 Acts of Kindness” set.

I will definetely give monochromatic cards another go, it’s a great way to just play around with my watercolors. And since I recently took Debby Hughes Online Card Class “Color Theory” I am even more motivated to do so. So watch out for more tone in tone cards from me in the future! πŸ˜‰

Until then, have an amazing day! β™₯





Crafters Castle Challenge Badge copy


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Stamps & dies:

Avery Elle –
Concord & 9th –
Dani Peuss – Klartextstempel
Essentials by Ellen (Ellen Hutson) –
Honey Bee Stamps –
Lawn Fawn –
Mama Elephant –
My Favorite Things –
My Favorite Things – Die-namics
Neat & Tangled –
Pretty Pink Posh –
Winnie & Walter –
Wplus9 –


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb Cardstock
Ranger / Tim Holtz – Watercolor Cardstock


Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Inks
Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks
Lawn Fawn – Jet Black
Memento – Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black

Other supplies:

Wow Embossing – Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)
Winsor & Newton – Water Colour Markersβ„’
Kuretake – Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers


Pretty Pink Posh – Sparkling Clear Sequins
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Jewel Crystal Drops
Baker’s Twine


MFT Stamps – “Witching You” Halloween Card (Guest Post)


I am back with another Halloween card! The critters from MFT Stamps’ “Frightfully Sweet” stamp set are so cute that I couldn’t stop at one card. So I made a second one using the raccoon and squirrel “witching you” the best day ever! πŸ˜‰

Hop over to The Foiled Fox’s blog for all supplies and a list of Daniel Smith watercolors that I used for my critters!



Have an amazing day! β™₯



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Stamps & dies:

My Favorite Things – Frightfully Sweet Stamps & Die-namics
My Favorite Things – Scallop Borders Die-namics


Papertrey Ink – Kraft Cardstock
Watercolor Paper

Other supplies:

Ken Oliver Crafts – Color Burst Watercolor Powder (Orchid)
Daniel Smith – 66 Watercolor Dot Chart
Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape
Corner Rounder Punch
WOW Embossing – Clear Embossing Powder
Tonic Studios – Nuvo Jewel Drops

MFT Stamps – CAS Card (Card Design Superstar 2018)

Hi guys!

I bet you already heard that My Favorite Things are having another Card Design Superstar Contest! I couldn’t pass on the opportunity and this is my first card this year – for the Clean & Simple Genius category! πŸ™‚

Right now, I am into CAS card designs. I really admire cards who show a striking scene or tell a story with minimal elements. Some might say it’s just quick cardmaking but believe me, it’s not that easy to come up with a stunning design when you limit yourself to minimal layers and embellishments. At least that’s how I feel! But I like to challenge myself after making cards for about 4 years now!! πŸ˜€



I used MFT Stamps’ Radiating Rays stencil, masking paper and Distress Inks to create the background. I colored the parrot from “Party Like A Pirate” with my favorite method – two step coloring first with Copics and secondly with colored pencils on top. To round off my little scene I also added two bird silhouettes, die cut with the “Party Like A Pirate” Die-namics from black cardstock.



There are several different interpretations of what makes a card “clean and simple” – some are more strict than others. I tried to stick with these guidelines when making my CAS card:

  • Minimal layers: I only used two layers. The bird silhouettes are glued on flat and the parrot and sentiment banner are poped up with foam tape.
  • Single focal point: My parrot / sunrise scene is the only focal point on the card.
  • Visual triangle: I almost always arrange card elements in some sort of a visual triangle. I just find it pleasing to the eye. πŸ™‚ Here it’s the the parrot / banner and two black birds that form a small triangle.
  • Contrasting colors: While my background colors are in the same color range as the popped-up parrot I used colors that are further apart on the color wheel for areas that are in front of each other. I used blue for the parrot’s head which is in front of the yellow, orange and red sun and red for the parrot’s belly which is in front of the teal part of the background. That way, the parrot stands out from the background a bit. And last not least:
  • White space: I didn’t use any embellishments and left big parts of my card just in blank (white) space.

See you soon and don’t forget – you’re grrreat! πŸ˜€

Have an amazing day! β™₯


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Stamps, dies & stencils:

My Favorite Things – Party Like A Pirate Stamps & Die-namics (by Birdie Brown)
My Favorite Things – Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics
My Favorite Things – Radiating Rays Stencil

Other supplies:

White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Distress Inks
Masking Paper
Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils
Versafine Ink
Clear Embossing Powder