Card ‘Trust your crazy ideas’….

So, I have been trying to figure out the new ‘blue-green’ hue that is used in the Tim Holtz paper stash for Christmas this year. Is it Evergreen Bough? Peeled Paint? Cracked Pistachio? Mix of all? I then came across Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge ‘Monochromatic’. What a great time to play, enter a challenge and figure out the color 🙂

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I am pretty happy with the end result and realized it really depends on what print you choose to work from with the paper stash 🙂

Keep on reading if you want to know more about what I did to get the finished card ….

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Layer #1 – unaltered print from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas paper stash glued onto 5                     x 7 white card.

Layer #2 – watercolor cardstock, cracked pistachio distress paint added to texture paste                       then stenciled through THS097. Once dried sprayed with evergreen bough                           and  with finger smooshed evergreen bough crayon into nooks and crannies.

Layer #3 – watercolor cardstock, used old paper stain as base, then micro glazed through                    stencil THS056. did technique wrinkle free with oxide cracked pistachio,                                 peeled paint and evergreen bough. machine stitched to layer #2.

Layer #4 – watercolor cardstock, stamped ‘admit one’ CMS003 in archival ink then used                      masking fluid to protect while I did the rest of the background. Used cracked                        pistachio distress paint brayed on, once dried grunged up with antique linen,                      evergreen bough and peeled paint marker to darken a few areas.

Layer #5 – cracked pistachio paint brayed on then stamped on watercolor cardstock.                           added three dots of enamel accents.

Layer #6 – cut distress ribbon in half then used peeled paint stain, evergreen bough stain                   ,cracked pistachio stain and bundled sage paint (watered down) to color                               ribbon.  Attached with staple to layers 2,3 & 5.

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Thank you for viewing and have a blessed day 🙂



  1. Hi Wendy! I love your awesome monochromatic card. I’d like to invite you to stop by and play along in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. It’s always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we have awesome prizes. I hope you wills stop by to join us.
    Word Art Wednesday


  2. Your card is so pretty. I love the different shades of color and how it turned out. Thanks for sharing your talent with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥


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