These “Initially Yours” monogrammed note~cards were made at my last workshop. I love serifed typefaces, so when Stampin’ Up! came out with their Sophisticated Serifs I knew I had to buy it. These monogrammed cards make great wedding gifts for the new bride and groom or as a thank you for a hostess. It’s an addictive projects, so make sure you have plenty of Note~Cards and Envelopes on hand!
These Monogrammed Note Cards were made from Stampin’ Up!’s pre~cut blank Note Cards & Envelopes. which are a great deal at $5.95 for twenty 5″ x 3-1/2″ cards. They come in Whisper White and Crumb Cake. With everything cut, you can really concentrate on the designing and stamping part of the project.
For the card layers cut a 4-1/2″ X 3″ piece of Elegant Eggplant and a 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Whisper White. This Whisper White piece is the one you’ll be stamping on.
The first step was to stamp the wreath in Wild Wasabi Ink.
Stamp it as close to the center as you can.
Next choose your monogram letter and stamp the initial in Elegant Eggplant.
With the Sophisticated Serifs stamp set you get two different sized letters
plus elegant accents. Sixty five stamps in all as a matter of fact and
because it’s a photopolymer set, images such as the initials are easy to line up.
Of the two sizes I chose to use the smaller initial.
Some workshop attendees chose the larger letter. Both looked great.
Because the wreath is a bit skimpy, the stem and leaves from Your Perfect Day stamp set were inked up in Wild Wasabi and they were added to the wreath. Stamp the stems at an angle so they look a part of the wreath. The little flower from the Your Perfect Day stamp set were stamped first in Wisteria Wonder then in Crushed Curry.
Next I stamped the stem and flowers going up both sides of the note~card. Some of the stampers, and I wish I had photographed their cards, grouped the stems and flowers in the corners. I also added the stem and leaves along the left hand side of the envelopes. If you stamp the stem and slightly twist your wrist as you stamp it will resemble a vine.
And, there you have it! This is only one design and one way to make gorgeous monogrammed note cards for yourself or to give away as a gift.
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