May 08 2013

Monogram Week – Day 3 – Simple Elegance

Today I have two monogrammed wedding cards to share — each very different from the other. And there’s a little story behind each, as to the how and why of the design. And as different as they are, the same Kaisercraft paper pad was used for both cards. Here’s the first:

 

This card came together so easily. I most often create wedding cards based on the the appearance of the invitation, trying to pick up not only the colors but the general “feel” of the invitation. In this case, I had the advantage of seeing the bride’s inspiration board for her wedding theme. That made it SUPER easy, especially consideringthat I absolutely loved every item contained on that inspiration board. Thus the easy “make” on my part. Fun!!!

Paper: Kaisercraft On This Day (GORGEOUS pad!) and SU Very Vanilla

See all the gold edging? All those layers are actually the Very Vanilla, but I edged them in gold and then layered the designer paper on top.

Ink: Versa Mark, Super Fine Embossing Powder – Gold, Heat Gun, Zig Painty Pen – Gold

Miscellaneous: 3D Foam Squares

 

Ribbon: May Arts 1/4″ Silk – Ivory

Flowers: PrimaSerenade – Pink

Stamp: JustRiteMonogram Your Journey – a clear set

Dies: Spellbinders Square Nesties

That bow is 5 loops and I did use the Bigger Bow Easy, but not in the traditional way. If you’ve used the Bow Easy before (either size), you realize that it makes a tight knot and then you pull the loops off the legs. Well, I wanted floppier loops today, so I did wrap my ribbon around the smallest legs on the Bigger Bow Easy, five times around, but I did NOT pull the ribbon through the slot, etc. to knot. I just inserted a separate piece of silk through the slot, around the ribbons,and hand tied it. This allowed my loops to remain floppy. If that makes any sense at all. You just get a looser look, which is what I wanted today.

 

This is my all-time favorite scripture verse for the inside of a wedding card. I have used this versefor years and years. Before I had this stamp, I would print it out on the computer, which sounds easy enough, but having the stamp is much easier and quicker, plus it allows me to emboss it to match the card. Today it is embossed in gold.

Stamp: 1 Corinthians – a cling stamp by Our Daily Bread Designs

This card is 5.5″ square and it’ll be presented in a 5.5″ Square Clear Box.

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Now as I said, the next card uses the same paper pad, so let’s take a look:

 

This is far more stunning in real life than the photo shows. That paper on top is brown with goldfoiled verbiage. I had a very hard time getting a decent photo of this paper. So sorry. It is SUCH a pretty sheet!

This is actually a gift card/money holder that opens with a pocket. And here’s the design story on this one. The invitation for this wedding left me with little to go on. It’s a Texas wedding (western themed). The invitation was brown and white with the only decorative element being a horseshoe. LOL! Well, no horseshoe stamps here. What to do? I stuck with the brown and as I was deciding what kind of monogram to do to make it look more western — well — my eyes saw these “bull horns” — LOL. Which they certainly are not, but can you see it? I figured it would work, so I went with it. Does this look the least bit Texan or Western to anyone???? Oh, probably not, but that’s just the little story on how I got to this point!

Oh, and I almost forgot — one more “requirement” for this card was that it be totally flat and fit into a paper envelope — NO clear box for this one! Our son is taking a quick flight to Texas for this wedding with only a carry-on, so the card will likely be in a pocket. OK, got that part covered!

 

Paper: Kaisercraft On This Day and SU Very Vanilla

Stamps: The frame is from JustRite’s Graceful Monogram – a clear set

The “R” is from JustRite’s Monogram Your Journey – a clear set

Dies: Spellbinders Circle Nesties and 5×7 Matting Basics A and B (used for the image panels)

Ink: Versa Mark, Super Fine Embossing Powder – Gold, Heat Gun

 

Here’s the inside. The pocket is taped up with Scor Tape.

As I wanted to convey some message with the card, I stamped the scripture on a panel, matted with designer paper, to fit into the pocket. The check, cash or gift card can be inserted into the pocket as well. It is gold embossed to match the card front.

Stamps: Love -a cling set by Our Daily Bread Design

This card was made to fit a larger envelope — the type that say they fit a 4 x6 photo.

To create this gift card/money holder:

Cut cardstock 6 x 9.75″

Score 2″ in from one end and 3.25″ in from the other end.

Fold — the shorter flap is the pocket and the larger flap is the top.

Decorate and done!

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.

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Here’s a visual of some of the products used today:

 

On this Day by Kaisercraft

This photo/graphic does NOT do this paper justice — it is GORGEOUS! You’ll just have to trust me on this one.

Of course, if you are familiar with Kaisercraft pads, you’ll know — they all have the beautiful foiling, flocking, embossing, etc. on so many sheets in their pads.

There is also a package of Collectable Die Cuts to go with this pad — pretty images. Fun to pop them up on your creations with 3D Foam Squares.

Find all pads in stock by Kaisercraft here.

Find all items in stock by Kaisercraft here.

 

JustRite Graceful Monogram

JustRite Monogram Your Journey

JustRite Bundled Special – Monogram Sets (great savings when buying both sets together)

Find all the JustRite monogram sets here.

Find all clear sets in stock by JustRite here.

Find all background cling stamps in stock by JustRite here (most are reduced).

Find all cling stamps in stock by JustRite here.

 

1 Corinthians – a cling stamp by Our Daily Bread Design

 

Love – a cling stamp set by Our Daily Bread Design

See all stamps by ODBD in stock here.

Find all Christian/scripture stamps in stock here.

 

Prima Serenade – Pink

I used 2 of the very lightest pink flowers on my firstproject today.

Barb used the Serenade flowers in Purple on all her wedding projects from yesterday’s post.

These are stemmed flowers. Depending on what you are doing, you can use the wire stems to help attach your flowers, you can twine the wire stems like I did today, or you can easily cut the stems off. I love the option of having the stems!

May Arts Silk Ribbon available in 23 colors, 3 widths and a variety of length and sampler options.

On my first card today I used the 1/4″ Silk Ribbon in Ivory.

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribon Store, as linked.

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Once again, we thank you so much for stopping in to check out what we are up to — MUCH appreciated.

The design team has been busy, so if you haven’t been around for bit, scroll down to see all their lovely projects using new product available.

Have a wonderful day!

Be back real soon!

 

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Monogram Week – Day 3 – Simple Elegance”

  1. Barb Schram says:

    Oh my goodness…talk about gorgeous, Sharon! LOVE both of these beautiful creations!

  2. Lenoria says:

    I love both these cards! I don’t see the bull horns but I do see elegance and beauty. Thank you for showing how you did these and for demonstrating that beautiful cards do not have to be difficult and out of range for the “common” cardmaker like me!! When I need a card or item that will knock your socks off but still achievable I come to your site.

  3. Chelsea says:

    These are just fabulous. So elegant! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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