Hi Everyone ! Jan here today with a tag, using Faber Gelato and some recycled material.
The background on this tag is a manila tag covered with some adhered tissue from an old Butterick wedding dress pattern. I used Faber Gelato "crayons", which look like crayons when you smear them on a project, but with a tiny bit of water, blend perfectly. For those of you who find alcohol inks difficult to work with, these are perfect, and very clean.
Do you ever shop at Goodwill ? You can find patterns there for about $1, and can also use this tissue for a cute (and very different) gift bag stuffer.
Karen still has some of these Faber Gelato crayons left - stop in her shop, everything is marked down !!!
Hope you all are enjoying our gorgeous weather, blue skies, and lots of blossoms and tulips !
Spring brings thoughts of lots of colors, but today we are going to feature a couple of cards that are just one color.
Monochromatic cards are so easy, and so much fun to make. Plus, they always look like they are so put together. Today we usually think of neutral colors as black, white, cream, maybe even grays and browns. Add one single more color to it, and you have a monochromatic project.
Here is one example using purple, with some cream/brown neutrals ...
with just a shade of green...
Another one, using brown, with black and cream neutrals ...
And here is an all blue one, with kraft as the neutral.
One thing I love to do with single color cards is to add some inking. The Ranger/Tim Holtz distress ink pads are great for this, as you can find them in so many colors. This blue one for example has the Tim Holtz Broken China (blue) inked along the edges.
One last card ...
This card is actually an "illusion", as it gives the impression that the black is a frame. Actually it is just a torn piece of black card stock, with purple paper and the heart on top. The illusion is due to the edges of the purple paper, inked with Black Soot (again Tim Holtz distress ink). But it looks just like a shadow box, with the heart recessed into it.
Try using just one color on your project - I think you will be pleased with the outcome !!