Happy Valentines Day in PINKHappy Valentine's Day in Pink The Stamp Coach

Happy Valentines Day in PINK is a handmade card with Stampin’ Up! products, featuring the color Rococo Rose. I am participating in a 15-day project challenge, and one of the requirements is monochromatic, and the rules are strict – seriously, only one color, including the sentiment. So, what could I use to make a card that is all one color, yet still presentable and useable once I finish? I pulled some supplies and got to work…

Here’s how I approached this monochromatic task:

  1. I choose the Sale-a-bration designer paper, Oh So Ombre because I thought the variation in color would be interesting in a monochromatic cad. The paper is free through the end of February with a $50 order. There are a few colors in the pack of paper, and I selected Rococo Rose for my Valentine.
  2. To make a background, I stamped the large heart from the Punch Party stamp set in Rococo Rose on the designer paper. The stamp set is a free Sale-a-bration Host Set through the end of February with a $300 order, either personal or by hosting a workshop. The Stamparatus was helpful for lining up and stamping and restamping the hearts.  
  3. After stamping the hearts, I cut the designer paper to 4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″, and adhered it to a 5″ x 3-3/4″ Rococo Rose layer.
  4. I used the Word Wishes Dies to cut the words “Happy”, “Valentines” and “Day” from Rococo Rose Card stock. They show up much better than a stamped sentiment would, and they take center stage on the front of the card. Plus, they fit in the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine, so it was quick and easy to crop them out of the card stock. The Mini is fun to use, like playing with a toy! 
  5. Next, I adhered the words to the designer paper. For the ribbon, I cut a 5″ x 1/2″ strip of Rococo Rose card stock, and I wrapped the polka dot tulle ribbon around the stirp, and tied it in a bow. I secured the bow with a glue dot, then I adhered the ribbon strip to the card.
  6. Then, guess what? I remembered that the ribbon was white, which would not pass “go” for the monochromatic challenge, so I sponged it with Rococo Rose ink to turn it pink.
  7. The last step was to adhere the panel to the card base. The Rococo Rose card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored and folded at 4-1/4″.

Now that the challenge is over I will add a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ white panel to the inside of the card for writing. I might stamp a small Rococo Rose heart in the lower left corner. 

Below are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make the Happy Valentines Day in PINK card. Click on each image to learn more or to purchase in my online store.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the Happy Valentines Day in PINK card, and I hope you found some ideas to try. It is not my favorite card (not even close!), but there are some techniques that would be good to use on other projects. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
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Linda K, The Stamp Coach