Thursday, January 4, 2018

Monochromatic Cards by Ellen Haxelmans

Monochromatic Cards by Ellen Haxelmans | Furr-ever Friends and Shades of Autumn Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Create your own Backgrounds for Cards!

Today we are sharing a fun idea by Ellen to create gorgeous monochromatic cards! She used two stamp sets to create gorgeous monochromatic backgrounds that are so lovey you don't need to do anything else but add some twine and a sentiment!

For her first card she used the lovely leaves from the Shades of Autumn Stamp Set, stamping them randomly around the card front in shades of red and orange over a light yellow background. She rounded the corners and layered it over a white cardstock base and then added the die cut thanks sentiment from another company paired with the "truly Grateful" sentiment from the Shades of Autumn Stamp Set on a yellow banner. So pretty!

Monochromatic Cards by Ellen Haxelmans | Shades of Autumn Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

For her second card she card she used the silhouette of the Labrador dog from the the Furr-ever Friends Stamp Set along with the tiny heart and paw print to create a dog patterned background on white cardstock. The blue ombré ink looks so lovely with that dog image! She layered this image over a black cardstock base and added the "pawsome" sentiment from the Terrific Terriers Stamp Set, embossed in white on black cardstock. The blue and white bakers twine and sequins give a fun finishing touch!

Monochromatic Cards by Ellen Haxelmans | Furr-ever Freinds & Terrific Terriers Stamp Sets by Newton's Nook Designs #newtonsnook #handmade

Aren't these cards so awesome? There are so many possible combinations you could make using this same fun technique with any of our bold stamps!

To seem more beautiful creations by Ellen, you can visit her over at her blog Crafty Ellen! Make sure to leave her a nice comment to let you know you stopped by too!


  1. These are great cards ! I love monochromatic look so much !

    1. Thank you a lot Marjorie!! It was also very fun to make!! Xx

  2. Clever, these turn out looking really nice Ellen!

    1. You really put a smile in my face Bodine 😊


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