Monochromatic CAS Yellow for The Paper Players

by Joanne James20. July 2014 08:00

Good morning blog readers! Today I'm sharing my card for The Paper Players challenge, where Sandy has chosen monochromatic CAS as the theme this week:

I decided on yellow as the colour for my card this week, with a touch of gold for glamour - here's my card:

I often choose blues or greens for this type of card, simply because you need a few tonal shades of the same colour for an ombre pattern to be effective, but with the addition of Hello Honey to the Stampin' Up! colour palette, I thought I would have a go with yellows. Yellow is one of my favourite colours and I love how this card turned out. I used Crushed Curry for my card base, then simply cut a panel of Whisper White and stamped the stripe from 'Work of Art' in rows down the length of the panel, starting with So Saffron, then following with Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and lastly Hello Honey. I finished with a simple 'Hooray for Today' sentiment stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in gold and popped this up on dimensionals, which are hidden from view under the letters and the strip of gold sequins that finishes this panel.

So there you have it - my clean and simple monochromatic card. I hope you like my card today and that it inspires you to hop on over to the Paper Players challenge blog to check out the other wonderful cards created by the talented design team and join in and upload your challenge creations. The Paper Player challenge takes place weekly, opening on a Sunday at 8am (PST) and closes at noon on Friday (PST). Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules: 

1.  Create a new paper project

2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the  post featuring your challenge submission.

3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.

4.  Have FUN!

We look forward to seeing your colourful creations! Right I'm off to team training for the day today - looking forward to a day of uninterrupted crafting with my team. Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (16) -

Andrea W
Andrea WUnited States
7/20/2014 4:55:33 PM #

Fantastic monochromatic card! The yellows look lovely together and the pop of gold is perfect.


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:15:55 PM #

Thanks Andrea - yellow is my absolute favourite colour and I really don't use it on cards enough!


YaphaUnited States
7/20/2014 5:44:26 PM #

Absolutely lovely! All of those yellows are a great choice, especially with the touch of gold.


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:16:34 PM #

Thanks Yapha - I added the gold as I thought it needed just a little something to add interest so am pleased that it worked!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
7/20/2014 5:58:40 PM #

I have been into yellow lately, too. I like all the shades you chose for this card. The gold really set it off!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:17:36 PM #

Thank you Laurie - there's nothing like some yellow to add brightness to your day, is there?


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/21/2014 2:19:46 AM #

Love this...what a great idea to add those little gold touches to your yellow monochromatic card!  Sweet!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:18:33 PM #

It needed just a little something LeAnne, without straying too far from the monochromatic brief


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
7/21/2014 2:27:50 AM #

What a wonderful ombre card, Joanne! I love how you embossed the sentiment on vellum, very nice touch.


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:43:33 PM #

Thank you Sandy - I wanted a sentiment but without interrupting my ombre line pattern, so this seemed like a good option!


MikeUnited States
7/21/2014 6:53:29 PM #

I didn't believe that yellows on a white card base could create a striking card.  You TOTALLY proved me wrong!  What a gorgeous creation!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/21/2014 9:44:33 PM #

You are too kind Mike!! Whilst I love yellow it isn't my natural choice for this kind of card, but I think it works - so glad you like it!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
7/22/2014 1:44:06 PM #

Joanne, this is fabulous!  I love the range of yellows and the pop of gold.  This would be a great make & take project to showcase SU colors!  


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/30/2014 10:25:57 PM #

Hadn't thought of that Nance - a great suggestion!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/22/2014 11:39:46 PM #

This card is so striking!  Love all the shades of yellow!  I am a big fan of Crushed Curry!  I love the gold sequins for a WOW factor!  XX


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/30/2014 10:27:29 PM #

Thanks Claire - yellow is one of my favourite colours, but I don't use it that often. SU has some great shades now though, so I must try harder!


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