Once again, I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. This month, our challenge was Monograms.
I have three projects to share for the hop: a card and a layout made my me as well as a card that my daughter, Sage, made for the challenge.
First up is my card. I used my new Cutting Garden stamp set to stamp on the background (PTI rustic white cardstock.) I did quite a bit of masking here and was pleased with the results. I diecut some My Mind's Eye patterned paper with my smallest PTI Mat Stack 6 die, on which I added the monogram, diecut using PTI Block Alphabet uppercase dies. Two PTI buttons in Simply Chartreuse and some button twine finish it off.
Now, several years ago, monograms were quite popular in the scrapbooking world.... so I decided to make a layout using them.
I used some Crate paper patterned paper, as well as the sketch from Love is in the Details that I posted yesterday.
For my journaling, I diecut two strips of patterned paper using the PTI Tag Sale #5 die.
And for my monogram title, I diecut a Crate Paper tag using my PTI Tag Sale #7 die. The Crate tag already had the "A" printed on it, so all I needed to add was the ampersand (diecut from Crate Paper patterned paper using my new PTI Headline Alphabet dies) and the "J" which was an old October Afternoon letter sticker. It wasn't quite the right shade of green, though, so I inked it up with my Tim Holtz blending tools and my PTI New Leaf ink.
The Ocean Tides button and rustic cream button twine are PTI as well.
And, lastly, here's the card that Sage made:
She also used the Cutting Garden stamps, as well as Headline Alphabet, too. The heart is from Heart Prints. Can you guess who LDP is? ;)
Thanks for looking!