Monochromatic Cards: I heart you

Cathy ZielskeCards, Tutorials12 Comments

Clean and simple cards at

Clean and simple cards at

If you are ever stumped for color combinations for your cards, don’t overthink it, my crafty friends. Just go monochromatic! I have always loved doing this for my scrapbook pages and it turns out that it works for card, too!

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When I got my hands on this cute little Picture Book Crab die, I started playing with some ideas, but I’m not huge on red and I didn’t want to make a red crab. For whatever reason, I’m into purple right now and I have just gotten some of the new Distress Oxide colors from Mr. Tim Holtz and wanted to use Dusty Concord. I figured, why not go all purple?

And the pièce de résistance? Purple glitter cardstock. Yes, I just typed that sentence, but… the glitter does not come off the paper, people!

Here’s a video showing you how I created this card:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy one-color crafting!


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Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Cards: I heart you

12 Comments on “Monochromatic Cards: I heart you”

  1. #1
    Andrea Hastilow

    Brilliant card, beautifully made. Thank you for the talk through & tips. Adore that crabby fellow.

  2. #2

    I love it – even if a crab isn’t purple! For someone who loves purple it won’t matter. I like the idea of monochromatic cards – added to my list!

  3. #3

    you met the MISTI inventor! that is cool. I bet she was pleased with your consistent reviews!!

    Yes, monochrome, having things that match in shades of the same colour, it is SO hard with fabric, thread, zips, ribbon which are my materials. But it looks so pulled together when you can manage it.

  4. #5
    Mary G

    Love it!! I also struggle with color… seems like I do rainbow way to often, so going monochromatic will be wonderful! Thank you for the idea & inspiration.

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