If there’s an easier way to pick color than going with a monochromatic scheme, I have yet to find it! Monochrome designs are easy, and soothing to the eye.
Today I used a brand new trio of Pawsitively Saturated Inks from Simon Says Stamp!
Trio 13 is full of ocean-y tones and aqua green goodness! Here is the video showing you how I created this fun (and easy!) monochromatic card:
Try a monochromatic card today and you’ll see how easy it is to do! Now, onto the blog hop!
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Cathy Zielske—you are here!
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Ann R says
Love the idea of a monochromatic card. I might not have tried it had if I hadn’t seen your video.
Vicki Donnelly says
Ocean-y, monochromatic and sentiments! It has it all. Beautiful card!
Evelyn Burton says
Loved the monochromatic look on this card and the ease in which you produced the background. That would be fun in lots of colors or many mono colors. Thanks for the tips on making a great card with on color!!
Oh my squeeeee! I love your card, and I love the freebie stamps! Just wondering when crafty shopping crosses over from enthusiastic to problematic. Asking for a friend 🙂
Miesje Flach says
Love, love, love this! I really like those colors. Monochromatic is something I shy away from but you have totally inspired me to revisit this.
Crystal Bivins says
Love your clean and simple cards.
Dawn McDaniel says
The layered confetti stencils are so versatile. They will definitely be on my next order! And also, Cathy Z is a wonderful instructor!
Daria Zender says
I typically don’t do monochromatic, but after seeing this fun card, I may have to try it!!
Melinda Kuglitsch says
Absolutely love this! And a great idea!
Shortie Wright says
I love the color choice and the design. Could make a whole set of cards with this design in different colors.
barbara lassiter says
Oh my! I love this color combo and this card.
Kim M. says
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Patricia Wilson says
This was interesting using the same color family. Also, how you achieved the design and the splatters really brought it to another level. Thanks for sharing this. Loved it.
Gail Viele says
Love, love, love your new Well Wishes stamp and die set. Once again you hit it out of the park!
Alexandra Y says
So beautiful!!! I love monochromatic cards, they are so relaxing to created!
Dayna Audirsch says
I’m such a HUGE fan of you and your craft / dining room!!!!
This is so easy and quick! using the same color family, and this color is amazing! Thank you for all your entertaining videos AND your awesome stamp and die designs! BOOP!!!
Lisa S says
I like this card.
Linda R says
Thank you again for another great card!!! Love this stencil, can be used for so many different occasions.
Super fun card! Thanks for your inspiration!
Jeanette Urato says
Have always thought about trying a monochrome color scheme, but have hesitated. You have inspired me to give it a try now.
Merrill P says
Those simple dots have created an appealing background
BECCA YAHRLING says
What a beautiful color! Love the monochromatic look.
Amy Stephenson says
Melissa SunshineHoneyBee says
Wonderful color shades used.
Shannon Davis says
Absolutely beautiful! I love it!
What a fantastic card!
Dee Earnshaw says
love your monochromatic card colors – very pretty
Hello Ms. CZ. Definitely enjoyed watching you doing paint splatter!! Thank you for the wonderful designs.
Linda Crowley says
What a fun card!
BLue is my favorite color so this is real eye catcher for me
Andrea Robert says
Another fantastic card, love monochromatic cards! Thanks, Cathy!
Thank you….I have always liked your simple approach. I want to try the SSS inks and can’t wait to get the layering stencils.
janine a mendez says
Adorable card. Love your videos- always so nice to watch and learn. I really like the color combo- very eye catching for the st pattys in all of us.
Susie Sonnier says
Cathy. You have some great new products this release
Tamala Priebe says
Great monochromatic card. I ordered one set of 3 pawsitively saturated inks, looking forward to collecting them all!! So many things in this release.
Lori Spitzer says
Love this, CZ!! I was not even looking for a way to “confound [my] enemies” !!🤣🤣 Your card turned out beautifully and I am so glad I ordered those stencils right off the bat. I think they look much more “bokeh” than “confetti,” but who cares what they’re called as long as they make that cool design, right?
Lori S in PA
very cool card
Janet D. says
Fantastic card, love it!
Janice Stovall says
What a fun card! Love that color!
Mary P says
Geez…another pretty, appealing technique that I feel confident in replicating.
Love your style, Cathy.
Gayle Chrvala says
Love this monochromatic card design. Great new release.
Lin Franklin says
Great card, love the colors!
Judy Inukai says
Beautiful monochromatic card. Thanks for the great inspiration.
Kathy J in Ellicott City says
What a great card!
Terrie D. (StarSpry) says
This is such a fun card! I just love the colors you used. 🙂
Jeanne Beam says
Such a gorgeous card! Amazing colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Joy Meadows says
Monochromatic is one of my favorite ways to make a card. I love using shades of the same color on a card and yours is absolutely beautiful, Cathy!
Misty Leonard says
I love EVERYTHING Cathy does! She is amazing to watch and even to losten to as I do my own crafting! She has even inspired my 9 year old daughter to make cards as well!
Very nice. Love the simplicity.
Joyace Feheley says
Love this card and can’t wait to try this technique.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the monochromatic look.
Very restful but interesting.
thanks for sharing.
Pauline Godfrey says
Beautiful! Love the stencil and colours you used. Thanks for sharing.
Trudy Litterine says
I never think monochromatic…well done Cathy.
Jeanne Rice says
Great card. You always make something simple to look so great.
Sharon Gullikson says
The all green look is a cool look. I have never actually done that before. nice
I love the card. The new greens are so pretty and the stencil is great
Marisela Delgado says
Totally love the polka dots!
Tami B says
I had forgotten how much i love monochromatic schemes. Thanks for the reminder & the beautiful card for inspiration.
I’m dotty for those dots!
Debbie Frank says
Love the card Cathy! And how you didn’t use it as how it was intended!
Denise Bryant says
Love the ink colors and the stencil set! Great card!
Really nice card!!! You inspire me. Thanks.
Debbie Frank says
Love your card and using the confetti stencil differently then as intended!
Great project share. Good details on how to create in one color family.
Cheriese H says
oooh these colours are so dreamy!
This is definitely the way to go for the unexpected card you need to get in the mail today! Loved how calming the cool tone is. I’m a pink girl and I’d love to do one with that! You never cease to bring joy to my eyes! Great card!
Sally Sherfield says
Such a fun monochromatic card, love the colours!!
Audrey Meyer says
Your sentiment stamp and die stack sets are amazing! Lovin’ the SSS and CZ collaboration!
Kelly B says
Love this – beautiful colors!
Laura Budke says
cool colors to play with. mimics the water with the addition of the circle stencil.
Jeannie Boudet says
I love how monochrome cards look. always forget about doing it. thank you for the inspiration.
Donna Phelan says
Watched this on YouTube! Your colors are fabulous, that background looks awesome! Bokeh…Bokeh…Bokeh (didn’t want you to forget lol)
Helen Langlais says
Love the card. The monochromatic idea is great. I will add those green inks to my wish list.
Laura C. Budke says
Love the cards. so much inspiration in this release.
Nancee Purdum says
What a great card! Thanks for sharing!
Marcy Schneider says
Love monochromatic, Cathy! The best!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Great idea to do a monochromatic card when you’re stuck creatively. I love the background- the splatters really pulled it all together!
Sheri Kempke says
Lovely card and love all the new stencils from SSS in this last release. I’m becoming a stencil lover and received the new Waffleflower stencil mat for my Birthday–a game changer! I also love all of your dies and stamps, love the font! Thanks for all you do to educate and inspire us. Sorry, the nail thing is tough, but I occasionally use Queen Jennifer’s method for nails, I’m just too hard on my hands for polish. I got the kit and tried often.
Patty A Eifert says
Love it Cathy!! I am all about layering stencils these day to make quick awesome backgrounds! Already ordered some from this release, but wish I could have ordered them all!
Mirella Rogan says
Love this positive encouragement card!
Kate OConnor says
Pretty and simple
Andre M. says
Monochromatic is not a technique I use often but loving the results on your card, so fresh and eye catching!
Pat J says
Have always found monochromatic art to my liking. You did a fantastic job with this card. I must need a dose of easy and soothing. 😉
Sandra Baggarly says
Such a festive card!
Becky Moore says
That’s a really great card. I never think about monochromatic but you’ve inspired me. Especially when SSS makes it easy to buy ink in color families that work together.
These ocean-y colors are all based around my favorite turquoisy color. I love that you went for a monochrome look and nailed it!
Lara Read says
Always the best! I had a lay over at the St Paul airport last week and waved to you 😉
Carol Wortman says
Loved the video, now… must tell you a story… On your recommendation I purchased a fan brush. In a bit of a hurry finishing my card right before I needed to take it to church to give to it to the recipient I thought hey it needs ….Speckles, that’s what this needs. Grabbed my fan brush, loaded it with dark blue ink dowsed with water. Put out my finger and brought the brush UP under my finger hard and speckled my face. You are right that brush does cover well. Hope it works as well on cardstock. Ha ha tee hee. Thanks CZ! 🖌🤦♀️💞hugs. Love the circles background WITH the speckles.
Maureen Reiss says
Love these beautiful new colors of ink!!! Fabulous card!!!
Kristina Gentle says
Win,win on monochromatic. Win,win on the SSS release. Loving all the inspiration along the way
Ann Apolito says
Great card, great colours.
Patricia Coleman says
Love your card and love your products (as always) in this release!!
Susan Babcock says
A monochromatic card looks especially good in these SSS Pawsitively Saturated ink colors! Love this release and all the great stencils. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Beautiful card! Now I need the ink & the stencil set!!
Donna L Walls says
Great card and I love monochromatic color palettes. I also enjoyed the process video, TFS!
Tracy Timm says
Jill Rauenhorst says
Love monochromatic cards and these new ink colors are fabulous! Love your creativity and humor!
Cyndi Morris says
Who knew dots could be so much fun! Love the monochromatic colors.
Stacy V says
Beautiful card! You design amazing sentiments 🙂
Fabulous card! Going monochromatic is a great tip!
This layered confetti stencil is so beautiful! from the craft/dining room! I always love your products too Cathy – and your laid back style of chat in your vlogs. So glad I found your content!
Great card Cathy. The confetti stencil makes a nice background.
Sue D says
Cute monochromatic card design.
Dottie M. says
I love the monochromatic idea! And the dots (my name is Dottie!)
Donna Griffin says
Thank you for always making me feel like “I can do this!”… love this design! Appreciate you taking the time to create and share!
I so LOVE the new green inks. I’m going to have to save up to everything I want! Thank you for the inspiration.
Love the card and video, Cathy.
Shar Zar says
This confetti stencil is so festive and fun.