Apr 07 2013

A Monochromatic Secret Garden Card – Not!

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Secret Garden in Black and Grey


I meant for this to be a monochromatic card using blacks and grays but I just couldn’t not add some colour.  I really, really like black and white cards but sometimes black flowers just don’t work for me.

For this card, I stamped the flower using Black StazOn ink and then added the leaves in Basic Gray ink. I stamped twice for each leaf without re-inking in between to get the two shades of gray.

The "Thank You" greeting is from the Essentials set. This set is well named. For $8.95, it includes Happy Birthday as well as Thank You. Just the essentials, right?

The greeting was punched out with the Modern Label punch and adhered to the card with dimensionals. I added a band of Tempting Turquoise card stock topped with Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon for more colour. To finish the card, I coloured the pearls and added them to the flower centers and the punched piece.

So, what do you think? Do you like the added colour from Tempting Turquoise or would you have preferred the card only in black, gray and white? 


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Stamps: Secret Garden (Wood 129141, Clear 129144), Essentials (126370)

Ink: Black StazOn (101406), Basic Gray (126981)  

Paper: Basic Black (121045), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Whisper White (100730)

Punches: Modern Label (119849

Other: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Bic Mark-It Permanent Marker

 Pearls coloured with permanent ink


 To colour the pearls, use a permanent marker like those from Sharpie or Bic and colour directly onto the pearl. Allow to dry momentarily and adhere as usual. My markers are from Bic because I liked the colours in the pack and they were cheaper.


 Secret Garden Stamp Set


Secret Garden Stamp Set, Set of 7, Wood #129141 $31.95, Clear #129144 $22.95

 When I first saw this set I thought it was just another floral set. But it has quickly become a favourite.

And it has matching framelit dies you can buy as a Secret Garden Bundle (Wood 131100, Clear 131099) and save 15%. No more cutting out flowers, yeah!



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One Response to “A Monochromatic Secret Garden Card – Not!”

  1. Terrion 07 Apr 2013 at 11:39 am

    Ooo I really like this card! I also love the touch of colour.

    Ter 😉

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