I’m cheating a little today and showing you a card that I made a little while ago. I was going through my photos and found it so I thought I’d share it.
I kept the main part of the card very simple because the middle part is quite fancy. The patterned paper has been sponged around the edges with Crumb Cake ink. The flourish frame is actually patterned paper from the same patterned paper pack as the ‘chicken wire’ paper (Beau Chateau) and I cut that out with some small scissors.
The oval in the centre is vanilla cardstock which I die-cut with the Big Shot and I then stamped the Fine Flourish stamp with Pink Pirouette onto it. I then stamped the ‘S’ over the top of it with Marina Mist ink. Here’s how to do the ‘frilly lace ribbon’ around the oval: put Sticky Strip (very very strong double-sided tape) around the edges of the back of the oval then stick one end of the lace ribbon down and keep gathering the ribbon while pressing it down onto the tape. This is way way easier than it sounds and you don’t have to be perfect with it, it just turns out great anyway. The finishing touch was to press down some self-adhesive pearls around the perimeter of the oval. That was super easy too because the pack of pearls come with a few strips of joined pearls so you can just pick up a strip and stick it down. Of course if you want to use them separately you want too by snipping each one off.
I hope you like this idea for a monogram card. You can use it as a birthday card or thank you or whatever you like – just add your sentiment to the inside
If you have any questions about the card or products I’ve used, or if you wish to purchase any Stampin’ Up! products, please feel free to email me.
And here’s a list of Stampin’ Up! products that I used to create this card:
Lovely Letters (the ‘S’ monogram)
Fine Flourish (stamped lightly under the ‘S’)
Cardstock & Paper:
Early Espresso cardstock
Soft Suede cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Pink Pirouette (the flourish stamped under the ‘S’)
Marina Mist (the ‘S’)
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) inkpad (for sponging)
Chantilly Lace Trim
Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) Seam Binding
Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots)