Monochromatic Congrats with Melissa Miller

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Hi everyone! I’m Melissa and I’m honored to be guest posting here today. I’m a member of Catherine’s Dream Team and thought I would share a monochromatic card I created using products from her recent Spring Fling release.

Monochromatic Bellini

For this card, I started with a piece of Catherine’s Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock cut to 4 x 5.25″. I stamped it with the Modern Damask Background Stamp using the gorgeous new Bellini ink.

I also wanted to use the new Congrats word die from the Spot On Sentiments Die collection. There are three dies in the collection — Congrats, Happy, and Wishes — which can each be purchased individually or combined as a bundle. All three of these dies are amazing, so I suggest you just go on and buy the bundle from the get go and save yourself a few dollars in the process! You’re welcome.

Anyway, back to my card. I took another piece of the white card stock and a Ranger mini ink blending tool to sponge on some of the Bellini ink. I sponged it heavier on the lower edge then blended it out as I went up to create an ombre effect. Once I had all the sponging done, I ran it through my Big Shot using the Congrats die. It was already gorgeous on its own, but to bling it up a bit, I added a coat of clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir.

Monochromatic Bellini

While I was waiting for the Sparkle pen to dry, I pulled out the second largest die from the new Dotted Circles Dies and cut out a circle from more of the white card stock using my Big Shot. It’s kind of difficult to see in the pictures (photographing white is really difficult), but there is a row of tiny little embossed dots near the cut edge of the circle. I really wish it showed up better in the photos because it looks amazing in person!

Once I had the circle cut, I adhered the Congrats die cut to it using some liquid glue. I then stamped the “you did it” sentiment from the Spot On stamp set included in the Foundations Box just beneath the word die. Since I wanted to keep the card monochromatic, I used the Bellini ink for this as well. I added some tape runner to the back of the circle die cut then adhered to the card base and that finished my card for today.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed my guest post for Catherine today. I’ve had a blast being here!


  • Jodi June 28, 2017, 3:56 pm

    So beautiful! & so cool that you used only one color

  • Dawn T June 29, 2017, 2:59 am

    Such a pretty colour. A beautiful card Michelle.

  • Theresa June 29, 2017, 10:20 am

    Just lovely! Thank you for sharing.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe June 30, 2017, 9:44 pm

    So pretty!

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