Happy Valentines Day in PINK
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.