March 2020 Monochromatic Card – Sepia Birthday

I love the look of monochromatic cards. I think they are very elegant looking and yet I don’t think to do them that often.

I was inspired by a video I viewed of Alisa Tilsner. I asked if she would mind if I cased it because I loved the look so much. Here is my version:

The sepia look is a water-colored cake using Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso.

I stamped it with the crumb cake and then started layering on the colors using my aqua painter. I let it dry completely then cut fussy cut it out.

I sponged a base that measured 5″ X 3 3/4″ using the crumb cake ink. Next I took a scrap piece of whisper white and stamped it with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sale A Bration stamp set, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU. I tore the edges; hint – to get a better effect tear the paper towards you and more of the rough edge will show. I then sponged those edges.

Last but not least is the assembly and embellishments. I used a base of Early Espresso card stock 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″. Next is a piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 5 1/4 X 4″. The sponged piece with the cake is then layered on.

I used plenty of dimensional s behind the cake so it would stand up through the mail. I then added a touch of wink of Stella to the flowers for a little extra sumtin’ sumtin’, the final topping was five of the Champagne Jewels. I just love these beauties!

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Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Stampin.

Your friend

Sue Stapp

Sue’s Super Stampers

Stop by them other March Blog Hoppers creative posts:
> Amy Austin-KInler – 
> https://stampinwithaheart.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-2018-2020-in-colors
> Jo Anne Hewins – https://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2020/03/
> nc-demo-blog-hop-for-march-in-color-monochromatic.html
> Tina 
> Lesson-https://stampingkz.blogspot.com/2020/03/march-2020-nc-demos-blog-hop.html
> Ariel Matera – https://mermaidinkpad.wordpress.com/?p=219
> Tracy Marie Lewis – https://www.stuffnthingz.com/nc-demos-march-2020-blog-hop
> Libby Foreman – 
> https://papersunshineproject.blogspot.com/2020/03/nc-demos-blog-hop-march-2020.html
> Toni Campana – https://wp.me/p4tAAw-i1
> Frances Wagner – 
> https://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2020/03/nc-demos-march-2020-blog-hop-outgoing.html
> Tracie Evans Langley – https://wp.me/pbuEpC-ar
> Laurie Meier – 
> https://stampedgreetings.com/nc-demos-blog-hop-farewell-to-a-favorite-color/
> Sue Root: 
> https://stampin-with-sue.blogspot.com/2020/03/nc-su-demos-march-blog-hop-in-color.html
> Tamra Davis – 
> http://www.theCardLadies.com/nc-demos-blog-hop—i-miss-your-face!/
> Sharon Maranich – 
> https://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2020/03/nc-demos-march-blog-hop-saying-good-bye.html
> Sue Stapp – 
> https://suestapp.com/2020/03/28/march-2020-monochromatic-card-sepia-birthday/

> Nedine Depree – 
> https://craftloungecreations.blogspot.com/2020/03/spring-is-in-air.html

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14 thoughts on “March 2020 Monochromatic Card – Sepia Birthday”

  1. I really love the sepia tone of your card, Sue. I’m inspired to give it a try myself. And I’m going to miss that stamp set once SAB ends, it’s really been a favorite of mine.


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