Today I want to answer the question “What does monochromatic mean in card making?

You may have heard the term monochromatic but have you ever wondered how you can use it to make some amazing cards?

Have you seen pretty cards like this one made almost entirely with one colour palette?

VIDEO What Does Monochromatic Mean in Card Making?
A Perfect Monochromatic Card Idea

Such a simple way to add instant WOW to any card.

You might think monochromatic means B-O-R-I-N-G! 😴

Am I right?

Well, I want you to see how exciting it can make your paper crafting!

Let me show you in my quick Crafty Question video.

What Does Monochromatic Mean in Card Making?

Click the triangle to find out everything you need to know about monochromatic cards!

Really monochromatic just means a range of tones or hues of a single colour. And that range can be really really broad. Like all the way from white to black!

Like using Bermuda Bay with Coastal Cabana and Basic White like I did with today’s smile card.

Let Me Show You What Does Monochromatic Mean in Card Making in this short video
Add Pizzazz Cards with Monochromatic Colour Schemes

More Monochromatic Ideas

So what other colours could I have added to this card and still stayed with my monochromatic scheme?

How about Tempting Turquoise or Pretty Peacock?

Just Jade and Pool Party would’ve looked dynamite with it too.

And maybe even the old Taken with Teal or Island Indigo would’ve added a touch of flash!

My recommendation is to just try out what colours of paper and ink you have in similar colour ranges and see where your play-crafting takes you.

Like I did with this fun coffee themed idea.

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See You Soon!

I hope you had a chance to take a peek at the video?

I packed a ton of different samples in there for you to get a good feel for all the different ways you can use this technique in your designs.

Here’s a final peek at today’s card.

See What Does Monochromatic Mean in Card Making
There’s Nothing Boring About Monochromatic Colours!

If you found a bit of inspiration or even just one teensy little tidbit in today’s blog or video, that is awesome! Thank you so much for stopping in and spending some time with me.

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