I suppose it isn’t a surprise that I just got around to making a set of monogrammed cards for PTI’s blog hop this month.
There was one inspiration photo (second group, top left) that really caught my eye and I was trying to figure out how to replicate it. Then I saw Joyce’s card and I knew which set would work perfectly. Modern Basics, yet another great set by Maile Belles.
This picture really highlights how my inkpad needed re-inking, but I learned never to re-ink in the middle of a project (talk about major highlighting). I made a point to get re-inkers for all my SU! ink pads, they’re within arms reach at all times. Go figure… I mystify myself.
I saw this post from Amber and the urge struck me. I remembered I had a 15+ year old binding machine that I had used only a time or two. I knew now was the time to have at it. The band is adhered to a sheet of acetate/clear cardstock. The back is the same as the front minus the band. I thought the acetate would add a bit of durability.
I stamped the initials on each sheet in each color I had used for the cards.
Stamps: PTI Modern Basics, Trajan Monogram Edition. Holiday Photo Finishers
Paper: Neenah; Office Max copy paper; SU! Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Ballet Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango; leftover overhead projector sheets (aka acetate/clear cardstock)
Ink: SU! Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Ballet Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi; VersaMark
Other: Superior Filigree White embossing powder, PlastiKoil PBS 14 punch (appears to be discontinued)