Friday, February 21, 2014

Monogram Note Card










I've always loved monograms, so as soon as I saw Flourishes Letters in Bloom set I knew it had to be in my collection.  I used the first February Viva la Verve sketch & since my double-sided printed paper has polka dots, I'm also entering Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge.  Several snippets, so will also take this to Pixies Snippets Playground. The monogram is black embossed on light pink cardstock & colored with Distress Markers & the world's best white gel pen--Uni-ball Signo.  I made the frame using Spellbinders dies. The circles in the sketch kind of threw me as I didn't want to detract from the monogram or cover up the polka dots.  Finally decided to just use vellum circles. Hard to tell, but the flower has a wonderful sparkle thanks to the gift of a Wink of Stella pen from my lovely blogging friend, Cat.  Pearls are still probably my favorite embellishment & I just love these tiny ones.
I'm catching up on your blogs--work does get in the way--LOL!  Thanks for all the well wishes as I begin my 3rd year of blogging.


21 comments:

Barb said...

Oooo, love these colors, Greta! That framed die-cut looks gorgeous with all the tiny pearls! Beautifully done!

Irene said...

Hello Greta, WOW I love your card. The background paper is so soft and gentle and a brilliant idea to use Vellum circles. The middle die cut is beautiful especially with the hint of sparkle.
A beautiful elegant card Greta.
luv
irene
xxxx

Martha said...

This is one BEAUTIFUL card, Greta! I love the pretty color combination & the lovely framed monogram! WOW...that sketch is a difficult one...but you used it SO beautifully! The vellum was the perfect choice!

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. The flower is lovely and you did a wonderful job on the background!

Dawn Turley said...

Just delightful Greta. A very pretty card.

Di said...

Oh such a pretty card Greta! I gasped when I saw the sketch you followed and you used such a clever idea by using vellum so the circles didn't swamp the card. Just my colours too!

Hugs, Di xx

Maria said...

Beautiful! So soft and pretty! Love the colors, monogram and decorative frame!

Lisa said...

You know I love polka dots, but your framed monogram really steals the show here Greta!! This is so pretty!!

Cat Craig said...

Greta, the mix of polka dots and the argyle is fantastic, so smart to use vellum over those patterns, and your monogram is so beautifully framed. Pearls are my favorite too, love how you used them to enhance the frame. And lastly, I am so glad you are enjoying your pen. Hugs!

TLady said...

LOVELY JOB GRETA!!! :) HOPEFULLY, this will be one of the sets they BRING BACK with the new owners!!!! ( I didn't get a chance to get it!!!) There are MANY I STILL WANT!!!!!!!!:) FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!:)

Kim Heggins said...

Greta...this is just beautiful. You could make your own stationary, so fun.

scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta,
Your monogram looks fabulous, and the Bg is gorgeous as well, altogether a beautiful card.
I love pearls as embellishments also.
Smiles:)
Sue

Rosemary said...

stunning take on the sketch, greta... love the softness that the vellum circles add to the design! so beautiful!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love the framed monogram! Those pearls are the perfect touch, beautiful design Greta. TFS

Emily Keaton said...

SO elegant! I just love a great monogram :)

alexandra s.m. said...

elegant and so feminine!
Bravo my Friend!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great call on the vellum - I love the subtlety of it :)

cm said...

Oh, my friend, I'm running late again! This card; LOVE LOVE and LOVE! The diamond (argyle?) background is eye-catching, but that beautiful monogrammed G, nestled in the grey, pearl-embellished frame, that has me in a swoon. Absolutely stupendously stunning!!! Hugs~c

Cheryl said...

Greta, this is beautiful! Feminine and sophisticated at the same time! Great idea to use the vellum circles. My DD wants me to make a small frame for one of her little colorings so she can give it to her teacher, and I haven't been able to figure out what I wanted to do. Well, now I know! That die cut is a fantastic frame! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty monogram! Love that background and the soft pink too!

Robin K. said...

Genius idea to use the vellum circles!! I absolutely adore your framed monogram- the tiny pearls are a great detail!