Level 2, Lesson 5 – Polychromatic – Monochromatic Colors with Nina-Marie Trapani

Hello and welcome back! With today’s lesson I have reached the exact half of my educator program for Level 2! Five more lessons to the final challenge and I can hardly wait! I am getting more and more exited by day!

So today we start a count down!!

Today’s class is been held by Nina-Marie Trapani and her designs are amazing! She designed these cards below and that is my project inspiration for today. I truly liked her design and I decided to do something similar. I made two cards today, but they are both created with the same technique. This was a very fun and quick project and it can work with many word dies that you might have in your stash. So, let’s begin…

After I cut my color paper to size, it was time to create a pattern. For this I used slightly darker inks. This created just enough interest to the overall design without being too distracting. I then die cut the word “happy” on both of my card panels and I also die cut them using metallic paper from Tim Holtz. I used silver and gold color, but for this technique you can use any paper you have in your stash. Even glitter paper will do the trick. I then trimmed the panels, glued them to the the base of the cards and added die cuts to the negative spaces. I made sure to save little pieces as well, so I could add them to the little openings. Some might find this step to be too much, but I think that attention to details is extremely important when it comes to custom greeting cards. I then stamped a sentiment “birthday” using back permanent ink from Altenew. The complete sentiment was “happy birthday” but I cut this stamp in half and got my word that way. I think by doing this you gem more out of your stamps and you can always line them up on your acrylic block or a stamping tool and used them how it was originally planned. After that was done, I added some embellishments, and the cards were done!

I love this monochromatic look with a pop of gold and silver and the inlay technique makes these cards truly beautiful! Simple, yet so detailed. What do you think?

Thank you for stopping by today and seeing my post. I will see you again soon with some new, cool techniques and interesting ideas.

Cheers!

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