Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hello, friends!  After a wonderful week full of LOVE, we are back with our next cue card at CASology!

This week we are sponsored by STAMPlorations so be sure to check out the CASology blog for all the details!

OK, so I have to be honest.  I have participated in every CASology challenge since it began, and this has been the toughest cue card for me to date!  (I guess 134 is a charm!)  I had to Google exactly what "monochrome" meant and I also searched Pinterest for inspiration.  What I found out is that monochrome images are in black and white or varied tones of the same color.  Here were some images I came across that serve as good examples:

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OK, so these images made me realize that I have several patterned papers in my stash that could be considered monochrome (i.e., several tones of the same color).  I paired them up with a chunky die cut from Simon Says Stamp and went to town!

Here are a few samples I started out with, using purples, greens and pinks:

Here is what I came up with in the end.

I tried to add some interest by outlining the die with a glitter pen.  Can you see the shine?

Since I used all Simon Says Stamp products (sentiment stamp and die) and added sparkle to it, I'll also be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #12: So Sparkly.

You must know I am particularly interested in seeing what MONOCHROME means to you this week...especially since I was so stumped!  Be sure to link up your card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs, too!

Guest Designer: Maria
Thanks for visiting,


  1. Love the warmth in the colour you chose!

  2. Well, you must know how much I love orange - darling, Judy!! Thank you for the definition, and inspiration!
    =] Michele

  3. That Google is a wonder huh!! Love what you came up with Judy, super card!

  4. Beautiful monochromatic card, Judy! I love the subtle striping on your die cut alpha and your stitched frames are fabulous!

  5. I love your process in making this card, and it turned out fantastic!

  6. I would not have known you were stumped. Your card is fantastic, and I like the textures and glimmer you added to take things up a notch.

  7. This is a fabulous monochromatic card! Love all the interest you've added and the word die really stands out.

  8. Judy I love both your cards. Yes I saw the glitter in the fabulous orange card, and what a great color choice. Are you doing okay with the miserable and horrendous weather?

  9. both are beautiful Judy
    the one with outline also add great interest
    lovely color and I love all cut out
    in purple is my favorite
    I wish I can buy die cut machine one day..LOL
    I love your CAS design Judy
    see you maybe on my post for CASology I choose orange this time
    hugs, Monika

  10. Yes, I see the shimmer and shine on your fabulous card, Judy ... as well as all that yummy texture ... lovely! Anita :)

  11. Those pictures are perfect examples, Judy! I should have used them instead of my long rambling explanation! :) And I love your fun card. That hello die is awesome and I love all the oranges!

  12. Gorgeous Judy!!! I hope your weekend was fab!

  13. What an awesome effect Judy, so effective

  14. I love how you defined the cue Judy. Your art choices were so beautiful. I love how you created your card using monochrome patterned paper! A master stroke, if you ask me! Really creates interest! Absolutely love this card, the texture and your colour choice!

  15. Hey Judy!! I love that chunky Hugs die. I love how you added to color to it. I think all of your die cuts were awesome. The final card turned out really cute. Nicely done.


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