Sunday, 1 August 2021

Monochromatic card

As we finally had a bit of hot weather I have been thinking (obsessing) about the beach and the big blue. So it was pre-ordained that I would choose blue when our August Country View     Challenge came around with Monochromatic as the theme, hosted by Debs!

I settled on a birthday card with a cheesy sentiment:
Waves embossing folder and dolphins stamps
The background waves were made with an inked embossing folder, using 2 colours of Distress Oxides.
The dolphins were stamped, coloured with pencils and fussy cut. The stamped sentiment is embossed with white detail EP.
Both the folder and the stamps are from a recent Creative Stamping magazine (issue 97).

I hope I have inspired you to enter our challenge, but do have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog for more inspiration. If you do link up a project you will be in with a chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday, Allsorts challenges.


  1. Effective waves Christine and fun sentiment to go with the Dolphins.

    Forgot to say when I visited earlier, no issue leaving the milk out as we don't drink it and it will defo be strong and black, my must have is a Miele bean to cup. Wouldn't it be nice to share a cup or two as we crated away.

    B x

  2. Such a gorgeous card! Loving those embossed waves and those dolphins look like they are having fun swimming along - blue is my favourite colour too so this is perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy August! Hugs, Jo x

  3. A lovely summer card Christine and so great to see you using the goodies from that CS issue. Those stamps and folder were such great fun to design with. Blue is my favourite colour too. Happy August xx

  4. Very effective, thanks for joining us at the Allsorts challenge, xxx

  5. Fabulous waves and love the blues! Still thinking about my second project ! Have a very happy August !
    Corrie xx

  6. Elle est belle ta carte, très délicate et bien pensée comme toujours... Tu as de la chance d'avoir encore accès à ce magazine qui fournit des tampons et même des classeurs d'embossage si je comprends bien ! Nous c'est de plus en plus le désert... :) Bises

  7. Gorgeous card with a great summer vibe, Christine! I would love to be at the sea! The embossed waves are the perfect background for the lovely dolphins.
    Happy August!
    Evelyn xx

  8. This is fabulous Crafty! We had a day at the seaside yesterday and loved seeing the sea for the day. Take care and have a very happy August, Sue xx

  9. What a lovely card I love the sea effect and the Dolphins a super make thank you for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS
    lolo x

  10. A great card and a fab background x

    hugs sally x

  11. I thought they looked familiar, dare I say I think I bought that.......oh dear another unused product! Love how you've used it and must pop over to see what the others are up to. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

  12. Love your take on the theme, a great little card. That background is so effective and provides a great stage for your focal point. Hugs Debs xxx

  13. Lovely card there are actually so many subtle shades that it hardly appears monochromatic. Your colouring is always superb.

  14. beautifully effective card Christine - love it! Hugs rachel xx