tone on tone

Hello friends!  Sorry that it has been a week since I posted!  It was a hot and sticky week for sure!  But the temps have been a bit better the past few days. 

Besides being hot, it was a busy week as well.  We had another grad party and the contractors have started moving dirt to prepare for the garage we will be building.  In between the chaos, I have also been doing a lot of blog surfing!  We had so many talented applicants for the Stampavie Design Team call and it was very difficult for Heidi and I to narrow it down to 5!  On Tuesday I announced the new team members on the DT blog…you can check them out here.

Once again, I am in need of several thank you cards for DD to send out.  But with the busy week I’ve had, it was a must to keep them simple!  So this was a great opportunity to try the “tone on tone” technique to make a few CAS (clean and simple) cards. 

I punched a kraft border to layer onto the kraft card base and the image was stamped with Baja ink onto Baja paper.  Even the flower is sorta tone on tone since I layered one white flower on top of another.  Besides using kraft paper, I felt that this technique was giving my cards a more elegant feel so I opted for a very scripty sentiment.


I had in my mind before I started that I wanted to use this image of the girl with flowers.  Isn’t she lovely?  It is an image by Penny Johnson called Penelope.

Here’s a close-up view so you can see the beautiful detail of this stamp.


Can you believe I used NO patterned papers, NO white cardstock, and NO black ink?  LOL.

Even though this card is very simple, I loved how it turned out.  I hope it shows how beautifully the Stampavie images can be used even when you choose not to color them.

I hope you have a nice, relaxing day!

stamps- Penny Johnson’s Penelope by Stampavie, SU! Elegant Greetings; paper- Choc. Chip, Baja Breeze, Kraft; ink- Baja Breeze, Choc. Chip; accessories- Martha Stewart Quilted punch, Primas, Colorbok Metal Dots, corner rounder.

7 responses to “tone on tone

  1. Just lovely, I really love the image! Great use of color! Try and stay cool, it is hot here too! Love your work!

  2. FANTASTIC card Diane! The colors are perfect and the scrolly sentiment adds just the right touch. Totally love it!

  3. Awesome card Diane!! Love the colors and that stamp is gorgeous!! Just love everything about it. Keep cool!!

  4. Diane, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  5. Hi,

    Sorry for the language, I’m from Belgium, but I try 🙂

    Thanks for the comment on my blog.

    First time here on your blog,
    and wow…
    what a nice cadrs you made! (the most of it, I did see on the Stampavie blog)

    Those cookie-stamps on this blog, are they made by you??
    lovely, how can I pay then from Belgium out, I don’t have paypall.

    I can’t follow your blog here??

    Greetings, Jaimie

  6. Beautiful card, Diane. That is such a sweet image, too. The tone on tone is wonderful.

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