Saturday, June 26, 2021


Less Is More Challenge #446 begins today. We are challenged to make a One Layer Card with a Monogram.

We have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us for this challenge, the immensely talented Joanne James of The Crafty Owl. Joanne was our overall April winner. Do yourself a favor and take a stroll through her blog. You are sure to be inspired.

This was a tough one, until I remembered my Just Rite Monogram stamper products that I bought a gazillion years ago. There are all kinds of frames, and individual alphabets in several fonts and sizes... I had a ball putting them together. I am not a fancy monogram person, but I did get a big kick out of making these cards. The "technology" is so old. I was not able to use my MISTI to make sure I got a good impression. I did have to try several times before I was happy with the impressions, but I am happy with the way they turned out in the end. Both of the monogrammed images on my cards are heat embossed - the first with Rose Gold EP, and the second with Queen's Gold. I framed out the first by embossing with MFT's square peek-a-boo die and the second with a Spellbinders Hemstitch Circle Die. I inked around the second with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink.

Please head over to the Less Is More Blog and see what the Design Team has created for your inspiration. I hope you'll play along with us to share your creations. Remember to keep your design Clean And Simple. See challenge guidelines on the Less Is More Blog.


Lynne said...

Two stunning cards Stephanie. Both are really elegant while keeping clean and simple. Love them both.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a tricky old challenge theme isn't it! But you have come up trumps (goodness, that doesn't sound right now does it?!) and made two gorgeous cards. You've inspired me Stephanie! Vicky x

Izzy Scrap said...

Yes indeed, It was a tough one but you finally made two gorgeous cards ! These alphabet letters are beautiful, and they look even more prettier with those frames. I specially love the first one, very classy !

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stephanie you made two beautiful cards for this trickiest of challenges! I love the way you used both colour and pierced detail on the first one to frame your letters - such beautiful cards! Thanks for the shout out - it was fun to guest with you for this challenge!