Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spring Flower Monogram Card

Time for another super-quick layout idea! A set of these would be great thank you notes for a graduate or birthday person, or just as blank cards to have on hand for any occasion. And they're a snap to make.

You'll need an alphabet set, of course. One that reflects the tastes of the recipient. Pair it with some appropriate designer series paper, and pull a couple of colors out of the DSP to use as accent colors.

To make a perfectly positioned monogram, stamp first on your cardstock, then work from the open back of the punch to center the letter in the opening before you punch. You'll need 1 or 2 slightly larger punches for layering (in this case I used the 1 1/4" punch for the letter, then the 1 3/8" for the colored circle and the scallop circle punch for the final layer). To vary the look of the scallop circle punch a bit and make it coordinate more closely with the eyelet border punch, I simply used the 1/16" hand held punch to add a small hole in the center of each scallop. Once I had the entire medallion assembled, I popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals so that it casts a shadow for interest. Note the thin line of yellow card stock between the DSP and the eyelet trim that echoes the yellow circle (in both size and color) of the medallion. Repeating elements in your work gives it a strong, finished look - as though everything belongs together!

Aahhh. Now that feels good. Kathy

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet
Ink: Old Olive classic
Paper: Naturals White, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo CS; Lovely Flowers DSP (Level 3 Hostess)
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, Scallop Circle, 1/16" hand held and Eyelet Border punches; 1/2" Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon

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