Welcome to the Rainbow Card Challenge for March. You can make any type of card as long as the colors are monochromatic green.
This one was not hard for me. I had just learned a new technique for making back-grounds and was in the mood for trying it out. I saw this technique on Bonnie Klass' blog and then watched a video by Eileen Godwin on YouTube. So I ended up making 4 cards with the same background but using different colors. And I loved them all!!! I can see that I will be using this technique quite a lot to make cards with the same technique but different designs.
So here's my card:
Here's a close up of the leaf:
The background is done by using a straight edge (I used a plastic sheet that some stamps came on) and applying color off the edge on to paper in short strokes. You really need to watch the video to see clearly how it's done. So then you keep moving the edge around at different angles and applying colors in the same color family but different shades.
Once you get your colors how you want it, pick out some stencils to lay down and color on top. This is what gives it the interest and makes it pop. I used 3 different stencils in different spots and in deeper shades. When that's done you can stamp a stamp right on top of the image or stamp separately and color, fussy cut and apply.
I made a yellow background with blue/purple flowers attached on top and I liked that a lot.
This is very versatile and a great go-to when you need a card quickly. Once you get that background colored, you're almost done!!!
Embrace your crafty self...