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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Less is More - Monogram

Well this challenge threw me into a mild panic and to be honest i'm surprised I managed to make something to enter. Mandi & Chrissie at Less is More want a Monogram letter or letter's but not the whole word.

I find it very difficult to make a card without having someone in mind for it, so I was really stumped with this until I remembered that I am going to a civil wedding next Sunday and had wanted to make a card for this but hadn't really known what to do and thought I could use their intials.
So used Vivaldi font (Mandi you always find such amazing fonts!) and did a little work with them in photo shop to link them together and printed it onto a piece of card the same as the main card. I have glittered the N as it did look a little plain and then mounted it onto black card.

The border was made completely by accident. I did just want a faint swirly border and experimented on an offcut of card and decided I didn't like, I then tried another swirly stamp and just stamped it straight over the top just to see what the swirls would look like and thought, hey that works! To be honest my experiment looks better than the finished border on the card, but didn't really want to waste the card blank as its a lovely silk 8 x 8 card. Finished the border off with some black ribbon and added 3 black gems.

Really pleased I had a go at this challenge as I really didn't think I would be able to come up with anything. I must also say a big thank you to all the lovely comments I got last week for my card, I managed to comment on everybody up until the end of the weekend, but I'm afraid once work kicks back in on Monday I don't really get much chance to blog but I do have a look at all the wonderful cards. You are all AMAZING!!

38 comments:

Kathyk said...

And this one looks like being absolutely perfect for the civil ceremony too - smashing

Kathyk

Suzi B said...

This is fabulous!
Sue :)

Ang C said...

Fab card - just perfect

Diane said...

Stunning ...love how you have them linked "together"...perfect for a wedding!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a glorious card . So perfectly presented very stylish

Marie

Hazel said...

Very elegant, they'll love that card. Hazel x

StampingStace said...

Oh my goodness, this is great. So stunning with them linked together like that - how clever.
Love it!

Mandi said...

I think this is FAB Suzilou
Perfect for the civil wedding
We helped you out really eh lol
Glad I inspired you
Thank you so much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Diane J said...

Lovely card, like the way the initals are linked together.
Diane x

Dana Leigh said...

I love this card. Just beautiful.

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow stunning card! Love it very much

Suze Bain said...

Wow, I love this, such an elegant card. xx

Debgem said...

Stylish, elegant and utterly beautiful - perfect for a Civil Wedding. I love the Vivaldi font - just right. I'm sure they'll adore such a personal card.

Lynne said...

Fabulous! Love the way you`ve linked the letters.
Lynne xxx

Beryl K said...

This just fabulous.
Beryl x

Susan said...

I love how you've joined the letters...and the sparkle you added to the n is perfect....that side panel turned out really well too!
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Carol said...

A very elegant card and perfect for a civil ceremony. Love your accidental border. Carol x

Jess said...

great card for a wedding :)

Stamps and Paper said...

WHat a faboulas card very elegant

Anne

Chrissie said...

This is stunning... just think, without "Less is More" you would never have come up with this fabulous card!
That border looks amazing, I love that kind of stamping.
Clever work in Photoshop too!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jane said...

Beautiful card, love the swirls.

Loli said...

Hello suzi, i'm so happy to see you again in my blog, thank you for your beautiful comment.
Your card is PERFECT!!!for a wedding, is beutiful and so elegant, and your accident FANTASTIC!!!, i love yours swirls,Good work Suzi.
Have a very nice week.A hug from Palma

Valerie said...

Stunning card so elegant and love the way you have entwined the initials!
Val x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous
Margaret x

jo said...

Elegant card!!!!

I love your cat! I used to have a beautiful ragdoll called Bluebelle but unfortunately had to re-home her a few years ago :-(

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful wedding card!! and your cat is absolutely gorgeous!

Lynn said...

This is a stunner! The swirly panel looks great. Lynn x

GinaA said...

The two interlinking initials are perfect, its a beautiful card, the border swirls balance the monogram script to perfection.

Sally said...

A super card & beautiful monograms. Perfect for the occasion I would say.
Sally x

Linby said...

You must be so pleased that you came up with this card just so perfect for a civil partnership. Great card.
Linbyx

Molecraft said...

Perfect wedding card, great monogram and love the border!
Helen x

Netty said...

Beautiful and stylish LIM card.

Aileen said...

Stunning beautiful wedding card. Love your treatment of the letters. x

Zoechaos said...

Classic card XOXO Zoe

Sandy said...

A lovely wedding card, and great stylish swirls too,
Sandy

Faith A said...

Stunning card, love the font and the glitter and the border

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Awesome card. Perfect as a wedding card.
Thanks for sharing

julie

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Suzilou :) Hope you are keeping well hun! :)

Gorgeous creation, and genius idea to use the initials, your friends will be so impressed with this personal touch. Elegant and classy, this is perfect!

hugs

xxalisonxx