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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Less is More - Monograms

Hey everyone... back with my card for this week's Less is More challenge.  Chrissie and Mandi (the head LIMs) sure know how to pick some great challenges and this week's challenge is no exception!   What is the challenge you might ask??  Well... the challenge is to use monograms on your card.   When I saw the challenge I thought "oh no... how am I going to do this one??"  Then I remembered that I had an alphabet set from JustRite Stamps that would work perfect for the challenge.  The set is really neat because it contains 3 sizes of the font (Brayton).   I decided to make a traditional type of monogrammed card using my initials RJD.  With a traditional monogram of this type the middle initial is the one from your last name and then the other two flank that one.   Usually the flanking initials are in a smaller font size, as well.




The card was made using supplies that I had out on my kitchen counter:  white, black and green cardstock and green and black inks.  I also used the Waltzingmouse Vintage Labels 2 set and some Spellbinders dies. 

Thanks for taking a peek....

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, true black & true green; Ink:  bamboo leaves & true black; Stamps:  JustRite Brayton font, WMS Vintage Labels 2; Spellbinders Labels 2, plain & scalloped ovals

47 comments:

Fiona said...

So stylish and classy.

Susan said...

Rosemary, this is perfect! I played around with using three initials, but couldn't get anything to look right...you, however, have rocked this challenge!!
My Card

StampingStace said...

Stunning, perfect LIM card. I especially love the backing pattern.
Stacex (19)

Brenda said...

I love the pattern stamped on that Spellbinders die! Beautiful card!

Jess said...

wow! This is a stunning card, I love how striking the initials are

Dana Leigh said...

Beautiful card! I love the green and black together.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!! tfs!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Just FABULOUS!!~

Barb said...

It turned out beautifully, Rosie! Wonderful design!

Sue said...

Incredibly Elegant Rosie.
Choosing the calm soothing green to counterbalance the powerful Black works wonderfully.
Smiles:)

dutchstamptramp said...

Fabulous and very classy!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful work , very very stylish and classy the black and white works so well. Have a great weekend.

Marie

Maja said...

Stunning card! Great choice of colours.

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful card...


Anne

Mandi said...

Utterly FANTASTIC Rosemary
Perfection!
What a FAB stamp set
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Lovely - there's just something so elegant about black and white

Kathyk

Debgem said...

I think this frame is perfect for a monogramed card - it's so elegant! Love the black, white and green colours too - stunning!

Olga said...

another beauty!!!!

Suzilou said...

Fab card, love the green with the black :)

Suze Bain said...

What a great card. Love the label stamp and the green goes so well with the black. xx

Jane said...

Very stylish, the use of the green works really well.

Diane said...

Elegant and gorgeous!!

Ang C said...

A stunning card

Valerie said...

Very elegant Rosemary and sooo Waltzingmouse!
Val x

Loli said...

hi Rosigirl, thank you for your comment.i'm happy to see you.
SO, SO ELEGANT CARD ROSEMARY!!!very beautiful CAS card, i love it.
Have a very nice week.A hug from Palma

susanne said...

This is a beautiful classic card ... I love it!

Chrissie said...

Your cards are always SO inspirational Rosemary... we are SO lucky to have you as a regular contributor to our challenges... a true LIMette!
This is simply stunning,elegant, perfect... I could go on!!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Christine said...

Very stylish! For me it's a winner!
Christine

Brenda R said...

Positively Beautiful!

Lynne said...

Utterly fabulous, so very stylish and elegant.
Lynne xxx

Linby said...

Fab card, I love this WM labels - I can see me getting them soon!
Linbyx

Molecraft said...

Stunning card, so stylish!
Helen x

Beryl K said...

Brilliant card,
Beryl x

Netty said...

A very elegant and classic card, love it.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosie
Fabby card ....Gorgeous
hugs
sylvie
xx

walchowDesign said...

Stylish and elgant card!

jo said...

Stunning card! I love it!

Saints Rule! said...

Very elegant!

Michelle said...

Wow! There is nothing more dramatic or elegant than black and white...love it!

Jenny said...

Love this Rosemary, the vintage label is smashing, just perfect for the monograms to sit on :)
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Beautiful card. Love the monogram, Very classy. x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Rosemary, This is fabulous, love it and everything about it, LOL Gay xxx

gg nurse said...

Fantastic! You know I love monograms & this is one of the best cards I've seen, my friend!

~ Ali ~ said...

fantastic card, love love love it

ali x

Elise said...

SERIOUSLY!?! Items from your KITCHEN counter! {YIKES - you REALLY are good! Lol!} I can't think of ANYONE who does MORE with less, to be honest. You have more elegance in your little finger than I have in ALL of ... ME! This is BEAUTIFUL! This is the kind of amazing that you could make in multiples and just have as your PERSONAL, formal stationary - I LOVE IT! Bravo, sweet one! Yee haw!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Rosemary

What a super stunning creation I love it.

Tina
X

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card, love the green and black.
Jo x