Take 2 Monochromatic Christmas Card


Welcome back! I’m glad you’re here – today is Take 2 monochromatic Christmas card! If you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to SEE IT HERE. Yesterday, I posted a version of the monochromatic Christmas card using Stampin’ Up! stamp sets Waterfront and High Tide.

Today’s Take 2 monochromatic Christmas card uses the exact same colours, masking technique and layout, but the focal images are using a Penny Black stamp set called Season’s Marvel. I wanted to show you how you can create similar cards, even if you’re using different stamp sets.


I still stamped using only Balmy Blue and Pool Party ink.

Take 2 Monochromatic Christmas Card

This one stamp set is very similar to the combination of the Waterfront and High Tide sets; which is probably why I was drawn to it! The images are just on a larger scale.


Use the same oval mask that you created yesterday, by die cutting an oval in cardstock with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits. Attach it with either washi or painters tape to the front of your Whisper White panel. Stamp the mountains image from the Season’s Marvel stamp set once, in Balmy Blue ink.

With the mask still in place, use a Sponge or Sponge Dauber with Pool Party ink to sponge around the edges of the oval, to create depth.

Now, remove the mask, and stamp the tree image in the bottom left corner, in Balmy Blue ink. Stamp the geese image from the same set above the mountains, also in Balmy Blue. Finally, again use the retired Greetings of the Season stamp set for the sentiment, stamped in the bottom right corner.

See – I kept as much the same as I could, to replicate the first card!


Attach a layer of Basic Black cardstock under the image panel, with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Next, attach these panels to a card base, of Balmy Blue cardstock.

Take 2 Monochromatic Christmas Card

The masking and layering of the images adds depth to the front panel, without adding more layers.

As always, be sure to add a panel of white cardstock to the inside of your card, so you can add your sentiment.


So, now that you’ve seen both cards, which one do you prefer?  Here’s a look at them side by side.

Take 2 Monochromatic Christmas Card

With the colours and layout being the same, I think it comes down to scale. Do you like the smaller scale images, or the larger ones?


Purchase the cardstock, inks and other supplies, and use  your own stamp sets to create to similar cards.  It’s fun to do! Click on either the product images, or my signature, below. You’ll be taken to my online store, which is open 24/7.  Remember – today & tomorrow are the final 2 days of the Online Extravaganza! You can get your inks, adhesives, ink refills, cutting tools, markers & more at 10% off! 


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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

8 thoughts on “Take 2 Monochromatic Christmas Card

    1. Glad that you like both cards, Susan. I personally think that with the portrait layout I did, the Waterfront fits better in that scale.

    1. I do love the Waterfront set too, Buffy! I think it works best in this portrait orientation, scale-wise.

  1. Thank you so much for sharing. I loved the design and just to order the Stamp Set..It is a beautiful design and the Stamp Set can be used for many designs., I am a Demo and I am always looking for a different design to send my customers, Those that are different from what I have taught them in class., Thanks again for sharing.

    1. I’m so happy to read that you like my monochromatic cards, Patricia! I’m very happy that you enjoy my projects, especially enough to share them with others 🙂 That’s one of the things I like best about our stamping community – the sharing!

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