Hello there, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Julia Stainton has crafted an elegant, gorgeous, monochromatic card that perfectly captures the winter season. Check it out below…

And now, let’s hear from Julia about her project…

There’s something so beautiful about a monochromatic card, especially
when it’s white on white. It’s a timeless look that I never get tired of
and what better time than winter to enjoy the serene beauty of pure
white?

The key to a monochromatic design is using a lot of
texture. Texture helps differentiate the design areas and adds interest
to the project.

In this card design, I created texture by
embossing the background layer with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. It
makes a stunning background and it’s beautiful in any color of
cardstock.

To add even more texture I added a wreath of
snowflakes for a unique look. I really wanted to create a wreath and
didn’t have any wreath dies. What to do? Make a wreath of snowflakes, of
course. You can create a wreath with absolutely anything you have on
hand!

To adhere the snowflakes, I placed a circle die-cut in the
center of my card where I wanted the wreath to be. This created the
circle shape to use as a guide for placing the snowflake die cuts in
layers around the circle. Each snowflake is adhered with a foam dot to
add in extra dimension. Once your wreath is nice and full, carefully
remove the circle die-cut from the center of the design. Add in some
embellishments such as twine and sequins and you have a lovely, white,
wintry, wreath card.

Thanks so much, Julia, for sharing this stunning card with us today! Be sure to check out Julia’s blog, Belle Papier to see more of her lovely projects. Have a joyful day!