Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monochromatic Card with Stitching (4 Challenges)

I have wanted to make a bi-fold card for some time and here it is. I chose to enter this card in a few challenges that showcase both the monochromatic theme of this card and also challenges that called for the use of stitching, faux or real.

I started with a base cardstock in chocolate brown which I scored to create two folds. I applied a modern leafy designer paper from Me and My Big Ideas in beige and brown and applied it to the panels. I rounded the corners and turned up the bottom edges which are held in place with bronze brads. The same brads were used to attach the ribbon closure. I finished off the front by adding a brown cardstock heart hand stitched using a white gel pen. The embossed sentiment, A Gift for You completes the card. I loved the end result - a truly modern card that is a bit unusual.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
1. Penny Black, Week 97 - Monochromatic Brown;
2. Charisma Cardz - Monochromatic;
3. Allsorts, Challenge #48 - In Stitches; and
4. Sweet Stamping, Challenge #22 - Stitches.


  1. Well what a fabulous card it is, I think it has a masculine feel to it? Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin. x

  2. Hi, Barb, What a lovely card, it has great impact.
    Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  3. Beautiful card - fantastic image!

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week!

    I also have candy on my blog, 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps if you would like to enter, here is the link.

    Leanne xx

  4. I like it. I think your getting better and better.