Hi friends! Emily here today with a little suite of monogram stationery. So, I’m not normally a huuuuge fan of white space on my own projects. It scares me, frankly. I could drop an ink pad on it. I could inadvertently get ink on my fingers and smudge it. I could drop it on the floor and run over it with my chair. My cat could walk across my desk and somehow smudge it. (Yes, these are things I actually think about.) There is just so much room for error, and I don’t like messing things up and having to redo them. BUT! I absolutely love white space on other people’s projects. It looks so pretty and clean and fresh. So, today’s projects are an homage to white space and one of my other favorite things: monograms.
These cards are A1 sized. There is something so sweet about the smaller size, and they’re just right for monogram stationery. I first cut and scored the A1 card bases, then determined which of the Stitched Rectangle dies would work best proportionally. I die cut three of the stitched rectangles, then heat embossed the frame from Vintage Frames using the gorgeous Rose Gold Embossing Powder. The “E” from Vogue Alpha Upper fits perfectly within this beautifully ornate frame.
Now, the monogram within the frame would probably have been enough on its own, but you know me and my obsession with flowers…. I just couldn’t NOT have flowers on my monogram stationery, so I added some of the adorably tiny flowers from another oldie-but-goodie Mini Wild Florals. (Can something really be an “oldie” if it’s only 18 months old? Hmm.) The roses were stamped with the new Pink Derby ink, the berries with Plum Wine, the foliage with Bright Fern and Deep Emerald, the monogram with True Navy. I wanted to tie in the Rose Gold frame, so I heat embossed the line image of the rose over the top of the stamped solid rose using the Rose Gold Embossing Powder again. The blooms and foliage were cut out, adhered, and the rose popped up with some dimensional adhesive. I wanted the stitched rectangle to have a tiny bit of dimension, but not so much that it would be difficult to get into an A1 envelope, so I used some coaster board for dimensional “adhesive.” (I just cut it to size and added strong double sided adhesive.)
There you have it! Some super trendy monogram stationery. And there’s NO coloring on this one, did you notice? Something must be wrong with me. Anyway, I hope you have a fabulous Thursday and an even more fabulous weekend! Cheers!