Hello! Seeka here and today I have a monochrome card featuring the Christmas Ornament and Labels stamp set. Lately I’ve been leaning towards aquas and blues for the holidays, but you could easily use any color of the rainbow!

I started by using white embossing powder to heat emboss the background onto a piece of periwinkle cardstock. Next, I smooshed a bit of Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink onto my work surface and used a water brush pen to paint in some of the leave shapes. I used concentrated dark color closest to the ornament, and then diluted the pigment with water to paint increasingly lighter blue as I moved out to the edges of the card.

Next, I used the coordinating ornament die to cut another piece of the same color cardstock. Using a blending brush, I blended blue dye ink onto the edges of the ornament to create a bit of depth and color variation.

I spritzed the ornament with Hero Arts White Iridescent Shimmer spray, and then used a paint brush to flick a bit of white gouache over the ornmanent.

Next, I used the Big Shine Sugar Script dies to cut the word shine three times from white cardstock. I stacked and adhered the three layers together, and then adhered that piece to the shadow layer, which I cut out of vellum.

To assemble the card, I adhered the ornament to the background with foam tape, and then used more foam tape to adhere the sentiment. Then I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base. As a finishing touch, I used added a few drops of Nuvo Chalk Stick Vintage Drops to some of the open circles in the pattern.

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