Thursday, June 27, 2019

Monochromatic Double Sided Card

Hi, friends!
Bobbie Sue here, with my final Unity blog post. As sad as I am to be done, I've had the very best experience being with you all on the Unity blog each Thursday for the past 3 months.

You can still catch me here on my personal blog for cards and creations!

This weeks mini challenge is my favorite of them all! Speaking of favorites, I would love to know which challenge has been your favorite? For an extra giveaway, be sure to comment here and let me know which challenge has been your favorite.

For this challenge I want to see your take on a monochromatic double sided card. I truly enjoyed creating this card and was completely inspired by the monochromatic theme. How gorgeous are these shades of brown/beige!?

The front side of the card uses Donna Downey's  "wild geranium" . This amazing flower measures 3x6.75" and is definitely a must have! The background stamp is called "Vintage Ledger". I simply masked the flower, stamped the ledger and faux distressed the edges. I'm loving the overall look. The sentiment is from a Graciellie Design called "Here's to love & friends"
Wait until you see the backside of this card!
The design of the back  was partially inspired by my talented friend and card creator Donna B. I am so in love with this Donna Downey stamp called "YOU are important". Even left uncolored, it is so gorgeous! You must put this set on your wish list! The sentiment is from another amazing set by Lisa Arana called "...she never says never". I have used so many pieces from this set time and again.
A close up of the amazing splatters and gold embossing.
Here are some quick steps I took in making this double sided card:
  1. Each side is stamped on a separate piece of watercolor paper. I tried a new to me wc paper I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. It is a cold press by Grumbacher 140 lb 300 GSM. All images are stamped with VersaFine Clair in Pinecone. My absolute favorite!!
  2. The sentiment on side 2 was heat embossed with the most beautiful gold called Gilded by Brutus Monroe. Check out the close up where I made random marks using a quickie glue pen and heat embossed with the same Gilded gold.
  3. Once completed and assembled, the panels were glued back to back and slid under a heavy object to flatten.
  4. This card measures 4.25" x 6.5" and fits in an A6 envelope.
This challenge runs through next Thursday. I'm incredibly excited to introduce your new Unity blog host, Shannon Edwards. She will be with you every Thursday beginning July, 4. I've had a glimpse of what she's bringing, and her very first challenge will leave you feeling incredibly empowered!
Remember, the favorite animal stamp challenge is still running through the end of this month! And the Cuddlebugs are on sale the remainder of the month, as well.

You've been awesome and I've been blessed. Thank you.

Have fun creating!

Until then, friends~

Be blessed,

Bobbie Sue


  1. Hmmm, front and back rather than inside. That's interesting. Love your card. All the challenges were fab, I just never seemed to find the time to join in so much. Pity cos there were lots of great themes and fab entries. I love stamping on acetate and off the edge. Hugz

  2. Absolutely stunning the choice of colors! My favorite Unity challenge was the use of paper napkins😍

  3. Bobbie I love all your challenges and in fact each of your challenge was really challenging along with lots of learning. As a new crafter, I thoroughly enjoyed and had the thrill of trying many new things posted by you in Unity blog. I see challenges as an opportunity to try new things and this monochromatic style is totally new to me. This is my favourite of all the favourites and I can't wait to post what I do with this inspiration.
    Jayanthi Joseph

  4. Love all your challenges, they all inspired me to try them...but really loved paper napkins one...Keep up the great creations