Monday, 22 June 2015

Birthday Girl

Hi Everybody,

Just a quick post today featuring a card with a monochrome colour scheme. I decided to work with the Rosebuds set and combined it with a sentiment from Party Time one of this months new sets ...

I don't do this look often, but I really felt like some simple elegance. I stamped and masked the roses and used the stamp with the definition of rosebud to create my background using smoky slate (SU ink) wiping bits of the ink away as I went along. Next I did a little blending and adding of gel glittery highlights to the buds before layering on my black base card and finishing off with my white embossed sentiment.

For the inside, I stamped the roses and slightly blended the edges of my card with smoky slate.

Next up just a quick reminder ...

... details about the birthday bash can be found here.

As always there is fun to be had before that too, you can CASE any of my/our cards and link up at the Inspiration CASE Playground, short playground, to share your creation with us, enter in the blog challenges, comment on Spotlight Projects and more is already happening over at the STAMPlorations Blog.

GIVE AWAY reminder: I will email a copy of my digi stamp, the sentiment of the butterfly card here, to every new follower of my blog. Anyone who joins between now and 10th July 2015 will get one. Remember to click on the small green/blue squares to the right of the 'join this site' button to join. To claim your free stamp email me at, please replace AT with @.

That's it from me for today. Back soon.
Have a lovely week!

Monika xxx

the sets from STAMPlorations I used:
stmp1077.jpeg SheryRuss_PartyTime-web-preview
smoky slate ink by Stampin'Up!
black Memento ink, white embossing powder, Versamark ink, Sakura Gelli Roll glitter pen from stash


  1. So elegant, Monika! I love the partial stamping in the background.

  2. A very understated card Monika, love the background. :)


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