Hello there, Michelle here sharing how to create projects in monochrome with a pop of color as part of my Terrific Tags with Michelle series.
I really love using black, white, and a pop of color (in this case, pink) when I am not sure which colors I want to use, or which colors might go well together. I always love the outcome of monochrome with a pop of color!
Monochrome and Pink Butterfly
I started off my projects today by stamping the butterfly from the Dovetail Butterflies Stamp Set.
This is such a fun set as you can use the butterflies as-is or layer them on top of each other. You can also use just the solid or the outlines – so many possibilities! I stamped the solid layer first, onto Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.
I used Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks, starting with Pink Diamond. I then added Pinkalicious to the center, blending out the line with a Small Ink Blending Tool for a smooth transition of color. Then, I added in Rubellite, again blending with the tool to help the transition of color and give an ombre look. The outline layer was stamped on top with Obsidian Pigment Ink.
After letting it dry for a little while, I then die cut it out using the Dovetail Butterflies Dies.
Creating the Background
I took a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die-cutting machine with the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die. This plate doesn't actually cut as such, it pierces tiny holes to make a beautiful pattern and is perfect for adding a small amount of detail to a clean and simple project.
I took the tag die from Terrific Tags and die cut it into the middle of the panel (you will see why when we come to make the card!).
Completing the Monochrome Look
The butterfly was adhered to the tag with Instant Dimension Foam Tape, bending the wings slightly to give some movement to them.
To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag and then embellished it with Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots.
Adding the Tag to a Card
I know that not everyone likes, or has the need for standalone tags, so I wanted to show how the tag could be added to a card and make the tag be a focal point.
Remember the panel that I cut the tag from? This was adhered to an A2 white card base with Glue Tape. I then die cut two more tags from white cardstock and adhered them together.
The tags were placed inside of the opening on the card front panel and then the completed tag was adhered on top. As you can see, the dots on the background lined up with the ones on the tag to create a beautiful seamless design.
Although the card is very clean and simple, I really like that pop of pink on the butterfly and enamel dots.
I hope this has given you some inspiration to create projects in monochrome with a pop of color!
You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube. Wishing you a wonderful day!