I love making monochromatic cards because they challenge me to think about the execution of the design since I don't have other colours to "distract" the eye.
When it comes to monochromatic cards, the key is in mixing up the textures so that the eye is guided through the various elements. On this card...
1. The cold-press watercolour paper base provided texture which was captured with the ink splatters.
2. The light modeling paste created a dimensional backdrop with the stenciled design.
3. The subtle gold shimmer on top of the modeling paste gave #2 a little more depth.
4. The ice-cream stick had a subtle woodgrain texture which contrasted well with the vellum die-cut word 'friend'.
5. The scalloped ribbon softened the feel of the card.
6. The wood token helped to complete the visual triangle.
What do you think?