Monday, February 25, 2013

PTI February Blog Hop - Monograms

This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to create a project incorporating a monogram.  Hmmm.  Monograms are not something I have done before ... challenge accepted!  :)  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.

I tried my hand at 3 different monogram cards.  I have ideas for 2 more, but alas don't have the time to do them. Aack!  Who knew Monograms could be so inspiring??

My first 2 projects I were made with the intentions of entering them into additional challenges, SSS White-on-White challenge and CASology's keyword "Flame" challenge.  However, I did not plan ahead to realize those challenges would be done and over before today!  hahaha!  Oh well.  :)

My first card was created with the "Flame" keyword challenge in mind.  It uses all PTI supplies with a little glossy accents on the letter die-cut.

My second card was created with the White-on-White challenge in mind.  I de-bossed the card panel with some stitched rectangle dies, popped-up a clear, heat-embossed PTI frame die-cut with the herringbone background stamp using foam dimensionals, and added the bling-covered Headline Alphabet die-cut letter.

A close of up that blinged-out monogram:

My last card today will end up being part of a notecard set for my DD's teacher.  We just love her teacher this year and have been trying to spoil her with lots of handmade goodies.  We've received lots of thank you cards from her this year and thought we might gift her a notecard set to replenish her supply.  

My DD's teacher is Italian and has a cooking theme for her classroom.  I found this great recipe box at the Target dollar spot that came with recipe cards.  I thought it would make the perfect notecard gift box!  I cut off the decorative strip from the bottom of the recipe card and used it as a border on my card.  I used a rustic white card base topped with Pure Poppy gingham PP cut at an angle, adhered the border strip from the recipe card, and stamped the monogram using the Headline Alphabet set.  I thought the monogram looked a little plain, so I stamped a couple of dots from the Ikat stamp set on either side of it.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!