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Vintage Monogram

Hey Bleeps! Today, I have a vintage monogram card to share. I hope you like it!

  1. Trim patterned paper and add border stitching, then adhere to spring moss A2 card front.
  2. Add crinkle ribbon treatment with button to vintage shipping tag, then pop off card front at an angle.
  3. Add distress ink to chipboard butterfly, then add Helmar gemstone glue to adhere glitter.
  4. Add rhinestones to the butterfly.
  5. Stamp monogram and damask on spring moss cardstock, then adhere to the back of butterfly.
  6. Pop butterfly off card front.
  7. Add twine for antennas.
  8. Ink the card front edges.


Stamps :: JustRite - damask centers, times new roman font
Ink :: Memento - black; Ranger - tea dye, antique linen
Cardstock :: PTI - spring moss
Patterned Paper :: GCD Studios - Paris Nights
Embellishments :: Vintage Scrap Shop - vintage shipping tag; Tattered Angels - butterfly; KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Martha Stewart - glitter; PTI - twine, button; Craft Supply - crinkled ribbon
Tools :: Janome sewing machine, thread

I've always been interested in actions to use with photographs, but did not have time to try it out, until last night. I snapped a photo of Ozzy while I was photographing my card. I used it to apply a "Hot Fudge" action that I had on my computer and applied it in CS5. I also have discovered I really like graphic arts, but have a huge learning curve. So, I thought this was a good time to add some text, learn a bit of typography along the way and see how it turned out. I actually liked it and it didn't take long as I thought. Let me know what you think of "Scruffy Ozzy." Yes, he needs a good grooming in the near future! Poor doggie!

One more thing! I'm giving you a heads up that Embellish Magazine will be doing a special blog hop to celebrate the Premiere Issue on Thursday, May 27. Make sure you stop by Embellishes blog on that day to be inspired and even win some prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Smita said...

Gorgeously vintage!! Loved it :-)


PawwPadd said...

Hi Ashley,
I love all of the elements used on this card and it's creativity! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

Hi Ashley!! I've been quietly stalking your blog :) Haven't had much time to read and actually soak in the creativity. This card is simply gorgeous love the scrunched ribbon and the butterfly frame. Vintage and dazzling.

Now Ozzy is just too cute even with all the scruff. Love the concept and typography. Great detail. TFS :)

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh my word, Ashley! This is totally stunning, love every bit of it!!

Ozzy is way too cute with all the scruff, awesome photo you took... love it!!

Els said...

Fabulous card, Ashley!!!! Great colors and design. I love the overall feel to it!! No, actually I love everything about it :)

Sabrina said...

Beautiful vintage colors! Thanks for the Embellish Magazine announcement.

Julie said...

Simply gorgeous card, Ashley...and little Ozzy isn't too bad either. ;)

Helen F. said...

GORGEOUS vintage card, Ashley..I am really loving this 'style' you have been showcasing. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.
PS: great photo of Ozzy too :o)

Kathy Martin said...

Elegant! Love the butterfly and the black background paper. Oh and the lovely seam binding! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Absolutely stunning Ashley in all its Vintage beauty! That shimmery butterfly looks fabulous!
I love Ozzy's photo glamour shot :)

Regan said...

gasp....its amazing

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pic of Ozzy too! :)

Anonymous said...

This card is so elegant and classy! I love the black rhinestones! So pretty!

Unknown said...

You left some toilet paper on your card. Just thought you might want to know.

msfitzie said...

Loved the photo of Ozzy and would like to learn more about how to do that and what software you use, etc. I would love to learn along with you about the typography. Ozzy is adorable.

Alice said...

beautiful card! and the photo of Ozzy is gorgeous!

AMIT said...

Just lovely card.

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Alison said...

These are AMAZING! I love everything about them... the colors just seem to pop and the design is pefectly balanced. Great work!

Rhonda said...

Love the vintage look.... very elegant.

Suz said...

Wow beautiful cards. So many details are just fantastic

Jill said...

Your blog is so inspiring. This is such a beautiful piece with your little Yorkie. He appeals to me especially since we have had Yorkies since I was a little girl (not yesterdy). This little buddy reminds me on the first Yorkie we ever had (Pip) way back in the 70's. He's beautiful! TFS!

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