Monday, August 29, 2016

Tips, Tutorials, & Techniques - Creating Monochromatic Magic

Color has the ability to convey many things, and sometimes using just one color is a challenge and a delight! Today we want to share some inspiring options for Creating Monochromatic Magic

Today's video will give you some great tips for how to successfully create monochromatic designs. Stephanie shares invaluable tips that will have you itching to get into your craft space. Watch the video below or click here (MFTv - Monochromatic Stamping) to watch it on YouTube. Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you don't miss a single tutorial!

Let's take a look at few more examples of monochromatic designs that you can emulate!

Barbara chose Chili Powder for her pretty card. When creating monochromatic designs, it's important to add lots of texture like the golden fringe and twine bow. Gold is a great accent for warm colors.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders  featuring Triple Stripe Background stamp, Mini Fringe, Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots, and Happy Birthday Die-namics #mftstamps

Karolyn's neutral design is oh-so-elegant. She drew inspiration from a tone-on-tone bathing suit. You can check that out HERE. She adds interest to her design with a rigid background juxtaposing with lovely flowers. The sequins, stitched border, and shiny sentiment make this an excellent example of making monochromatic magic!

Handmade card from Karolyn Loncon featuring Flashy Florals stamp set, Grid Background stamp, Thanks & Hello, Blueprints 1, and Blueprints 15 Die-namics  #mftstamps

Lisa's sweet design is swimming in a sea of blues. The Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Die-namics, stitched details, and background stamping give this card all of the texture it needs to successfully pull of a cool monochromatic design.

Handmade card from Lisa Johnson featuring Soak up the Fun stamp set and Die-namics, Whimsical Waves Background stamp, Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots, Stitched Whimsical Waves, Wonky Stitched Rectangle and Blueprints 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

You will LOVE creating monochromatic designs with products from My Favorite Things. Be sure to tag #mftstamps when you post your projects online. We can't wait to see what you've made!

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  1. I loved that video & already left a comment on UTube. Is there a new video with a new winner announced? Thanks!

  2. I love the modern flowers stamp and those pink colours!!!! This card is wonderful.
    Many thanks for the tutorial :o)

  3. Such a pretty card!! Love the floral stamps!!

  4. I like your card. You make it look so easy spacing out the flowers. I always struggle with that. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Even though it's a single layer card the white really adds a nice dimension. Thanks for the video.

  6. Beautiful colours and a lovely card