A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Krista Schneider

Monochromatically Beautiful

March 25, 2017


Hello!  I’m excited to show you this dramatic and beautiful card, easy to do by just combining some floral stamps and a bold die.  By making it monochromatic, the card is easy to replicate using any of your favorite colors.  It’s also a fun and relaxing card to make as multiples since there is coloring involved.  My favorite color palette changes daily and as you can see, I felt like reds with a splash of black for my choice the day this one took shape.  Read on for more information on how I made this beauty.

  1.  Make a card base by scoring and folding n half a sheet of 4 1/4″ x 11″ black cardstock.
  2. Trim white cardstock 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″.
  3.  Mask a third of the white cardstock to stamp the flowers from Flower Power in water-based black ink (such as Memento tuxedo black).  Because I had multiple flowers overlapping each other, I masked each flower before adding the next.
  4. Color flowers using alcohol based inks.  Here I used Copic Markers R35, R39, R59, N0, and the colorless blender.
  5. Remove mask and add a 1/4″ strip of black cardstock to hide the straight edge side of the flowers.
  6. Die cut A Way With Words ‘Beautiful’ out of white cardstock and color using the same colors as the flowers.  I achieved an ombre look by making the top half of the word darker and making sure that the colors blend together for a soft, rather than striped, effect.
  7. Adhere ‘Beautiful’ onto the white layer oriented vertically so that the word reads upward as shown.

Thank you so much for joining me today!  What colors would you have made the card?


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

A Way With Words ‘Amazing Beautiful’ die set

Flower Power clear stamp set

Other –

Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Cardstock in white and black

Copic markers (R35, R39, R59, N0, and 0)

Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive


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  • Piyanki Biswas March 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

    This is Indeed beautiful!

  • Christine Smith March 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

    As the title says, this is beautiful! xxx

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Darlene Schoenrock March 26, 2017 at 4:08 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors you chose!

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Sue ponce March 25, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Wow this sure pops, love the colors used on this card!!

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Patricia Howarth March 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Hi Diana, This is stunning, the colouring is fabulous and the red and black are so beautiful.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Thanks, Patricia!

  • Carol Macsas March 25, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    My first thought was ‘wow.’ Absolutely stunning card.

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thanks so much, Carol!

  • Nancy Yoder March 25, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Beautiful !!!! Need I say more?!
    Love it!

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thank you so much, Nancy!

  • Sanna March 25, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Such a beautiful card!!! <3

    • Diana Nguyen March 27, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Thanks so much, Sanna!

  • Judy Duhai March 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Beautiful card wish I had the ability to color like that. It always looks so easy.

  • Wanda Hentges March 25, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Gorgeous Card!!!

  • Joyce Brady March 25, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Beautiful card! I must try this.

  • BeverlyBL March 25, 2017 at 8:12 am

    So pretty! I think your red is the perfect choice.

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