19 March 2020

Art With Heart March Creative Showcase - Monochromatic Cards

Hello and welcome,

This month the Art With Heart Team are featuring Monochromatic cards, that is cards that only use different shades of the same colour. This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the wonderful range of Stampin’ Up! colours across our inks, papers and embellishments that can be combined to produce the amazing monochromatic samples we have to share with you.

The colour I have chosen is Sahara Sand, it’s such a beautiful soft neutral colour and blends well with Shimmery White Cardstock. I’ve used a variety of techniques, textures and medium to achieve this look for my card.

I’ve started off with the card base in Sahara Sand Cardstock and I’ve lightly sponged the edges with Ink. The next layer I’ve created my own DSP using a strip of Shimmery White Cardstock, Aqua Painter, Sahara Sand Ink and ruled lines on the strip of Cardstock. The other panel is a piece of Sahara Sand Cardstock, stamped Ink using the larger splatter stamp from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and I’ve created a background for my card. I wanted a vintage look so I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the Subtle Embossing Folder and roughed up the edges with my paper snips.

To create the Poppies, I’ve used Shimmery White Cardstock, stamped in Sahara Sand Ink and lightly water coloured the Poppies. Before I attached the Poppies to the Cardstock, I added the die cut of the stitched circle swirl and sponged Sahara Sand Ink with the Sponge Dauber onto the swirl.

I really love the Scalloped Lace Trim combined with the Linen Thread and Bird Ballad Trinkets together. This gives the card a vintage look and to finish off I’ve added a few Pearls. The sentiment is from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set, which is just stunning and I love the font.

The next demonstrator to share her monochromatic project is the amazingly talented Catherine Proctor

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Reminder about Sale-a-bration finishing 31st of March. Contact any of the team members for more information.

I’ve added the product list of all of the items that I’ve used and the are available in my online store.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Happy Crafting

Vicki Boucher

Product List
Ink: Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Sahara Sand and Shimmery White
Stamps: Painted Poppies and Forever Blossoms
Dies: Painted Labels
Embossing Folder: Subtle
Other Stampin’ Up! Products: Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter, Scalloped Lace Trim, Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, Bird Ballad Trinkets and Paper Snips


  1. Gorgeous! Love all those layers and texture!

  2. A gorgeous card Vicki. I love your choice of Sahara Sand combined with the vintage theme. Your combination of techniques and elements gel together so well. so beautiful. x

  3. Stunning! I love everything about this vintage style card, you nailed it!

  4. Absolutely stunning card Vicki, just love all the textures and layers you have. Beautiful!

  5. I love everything about this card Vicki. Especially your homemade DSP xx

  6. Vicki, this is a very special card. I LOVE it! I can see this card sitting in its cellophane bag in a boutique card shop with a very expensive price tag - it has that look to it, and would be worth every cent.

  7. I adore this card and have made several in various colours!!