Saturday, June 26, 2021

Monogram





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.

4 comments:

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!