Embossed Monochrome Technique Card

This Embossed monochrome technique card is more simple to make than it may appear! Check out the easy steps!

Picking a single color and adding a little gold can really make a card that pops. Additionally, coloring in the stamped images with markers of the same color is a fun monochrome technique for your next project!

I designed this card as part of the design team for Joy of Sets. Today starts our monthly challenge for November. Give the challenge a try! I’d love it if you’d join in by picking any row, column, or diagonal row of this Tic-Tac-Toe grid for your project and link it here!

For this challenge, I chose the middle row: Emboss, Metal, and Baker’s Twine.

Embossing is one of my favorite techniques, and it pairs so great with this gold foil that looks like metal! Adding a little baker’s twine completes the card.

I wrote out how to get this fun effect on your cards below:

The Embossed Monochrome Technique:

Cut your Cardstock:

  • Cherry Cobbler: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, scored and folded at 4 1/4”
  • Gold Foil: 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Real Red: 5” x 3 3/4”

Stamp and Emboss:

  • With Versamark, stamp a few flowers and leaves at the top and bottom of the Real Red layer.
  • Sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Tap off the excess. Then heat until it is shiny.
  • Color in the flower with the Cherry Cobbler Blends markers.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment in the center with black ink.


  • Adhere the embossed layer to your gold layer.
  • Cut 18” of matching ribbon or twine and tie it around the left side of your layers.
  • Lastly, attach your layers to your cardbase.

Supplies for an Embossed Monochrome Card:

Monochrome is a fun “color combo” to try!

Some other projects you can make with a single color/monochrome are here: click below for their tutorials!

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2 Responses

  1. Cheryl Even says:

    Laura, this card is so dramatic and rich looking with the red and gold! Love it.

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