Thursday, September 22, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays #21–Mostly Monochromatic!

Hello My Paper Crafting Peeps!

CFC21 Graphic

I’m back again today to share the next CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, and boy, oh boy is it a goodie!!  This week you are challenged to create a clean and simple design using at least three monochromatic shades of the color of your choice PLUS chocolate brown.

Stampotique Originals Graphic

This week’s amazing sponsor is Stampotique Originals – and by original I mean FREAKIN’ INCREDIBLE! - and they very generously shared images with each of the Girl Fridays to create projects to inspire all of you.  How nice was that?!!  Thank you Stampotique Originals – your images were amazing to work with!  Stampotique Originals has also provided a wonderful prize package for this week’s TGIF winner, but you’ll have to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog in order to find out what it is.

CFC21 - Most Monochromatic

This is what I came up with for the challenge, and I have to say I am super happy with the end result.  I got to work with a gorgeous wood-mounted rubber stamp that stamped like buttah!  The image I used was called Branch (#2008).  I stamped it three times in VersaMark onto three different shades of green textured cardstock, and heat embossed each image using Chocolate ZING Embossing Powder.  I placed each image behind the negative squares that were created using a die from PTI.  The sentiment was also stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with the same embossing powder.  I love how earthy this turned out – a look that I’m not usually drawn to.  Love those yummy greens against that chocolate brown card base, don’t you?


STAMPS:  Branch (Stampotique Originals), sentiment (PTI)
INK:  VersaMark (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Hillary, Parakeet, Limeade and Pinecone textured CS (Bazzill Basics Paper)
ACCESSORIES:  Chocolate Embossing Powder (ZING/American Crafts), Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!), ribbon and die (PTI)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!



Hussena said...

such a lovely card ,loved those three shades of green ,the embossing looks so pretty on it.had to check out your blog after seeing this card on casual friday's.

Michelle Lupton said...

LOVE your card - so simple and elegant, and the colours are great :)

Jenny said...

mmmmm, this challenge is gonna be fun, love your card Karolyn....chocolate limes come to mind :)
Jenny x

Basement Stamper said...

This popped right out at me the first time I saw it. First of all because I love this floral image and second because I love the colors! So excited to see you playing with Stampotique stamps today :-) Thanks for having us sponsor!

Marlena M. said...

Karolyn, this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE green and brown together! ;)

Laura Davis said...

This is lovely!

Lisa said...

This is LOVELY Karolyn! These shades of green are just fab with the brown. Great card :)

Bumblebee said...

Karolyn, this card is so lovely, the 3 rotated images are just lovely, and the colours are such a good combination. Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Day said...

LOVE your green shades with the chocolate brown! So rich and elegant, fabulous! :)

elke verschooten said...

what a lovely card! Love it!


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