Friday, November 21, 2008

Pretty. Simple. Monograms.

I needed to create a simple, but nice set of monogramed cards for a workshop I am having next month. I decided to dig thru my stash and pull out some old favorites. I've said it before and I'll say here again, I would wallpaper my house with Silhouette. LOVE LOVE LOVE these papers. The cards are self explanatory. I mixed and matched the patterns to suit my taste, stamped my inital on Colonial White CS, matted it with black and popped it up with a pop dot. I decided to add a touch of berry for drama. I think the ladies will like them. I feel that I accomplished what I set out to do...Make a pretty simple monogramed card. Click to enlarge.

Supplies-All CTMH. Others noted. Paper and cardstock:Silhouette level 2. Stamp:Baroque Alphabet. Ink:Vineyard Berry. Other:Flower(Prima). jewel and ribbon from my stash. Corner rounder(EK Success).

I really like the pink and chocolate combo in More to Adore, so I made a few of those, too. I used three of the card ideas from PTI's Holiday Cards 101, that I mentioned in my previous post. I used Christmas Snowfall Wishes, Festive Trees, and Warm Winter Wishes. The card ideas are so versatile and easy to make. I did a little clear embossing on one, using CTMH's Clear ink pad and Clear EP. I used my Coluzzle to make the circles for the monogram and then adhered it to the scallop with a pop dot. On the embossed card, I also used my Scor-Pal to score a frame around the DP. My camera sees the chocolate ribbon as black for some reason. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Supplies-All CTMH. Papers and cardstock:More To Adore level 2. Stamp:Believe Caps and Adorable. Ink:Blush, Chocolate(for inking the edges),Clear(for embossing). Other-Clear EP.Ribbon:Antique White, Chocolate(Offray). Coluzzle. Scallop punch(EK Success). Scor-Pal.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Any Twilight fans in the house?



Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! These are awesome! These would make a great gift too.

Laurel said...

Fabulous! I'm with you on the silhoutte stuff, I love those papers too!

T. Kaiser said...

Wow! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I just love your cards!

Jenn said...

I love it! :D These are gorgeous sets and everyone is gonna love em! :D

Risa said...

OMG.....your monogrammed card sets are gorgeous!!!! I love the silhouette DP is very elegant. As usual..super great job Barb!

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I'm sure the gals at your upcoming workshop will love them! You used two of my favorite paper packs from CTMH, and I think Silhouette tops my list as well. Love the touch of warmth and richness the berry brings to it. Lovely!