Here with a card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge for February 2013 - Marvelous Monograms.
Here are the inspiration photos from Nichole's Blog:
I had so many ideas floating around in my head for this challenge after viewing these photos and browsing through Pinterest. I even created a new board on Pinterest with some of my favorite monogram related pins: HERE. But alas as I am very limited for time I was only able to complete this card:
I used some beautiful pearl pink card stock for my card base. I also used sweet blush and white. The focal point frame is from the mat stack two collection and was embossed in gold embossing powder. I then stamped a "J" in sweet blush ink with some Anna Griffin alphabet stamps that are at least 9 or 10 years old! I surrounded my die cut window which was made with the Mat Stack 1 layering dies with some additional stamps from the Mat Stack two collection to finish the card off. I made a bow and some embossed flowers to add to the card front but decided I liked it with just the stamping - simple and elegant!
P.S. I alway struggle with embossing but really wanted to add the gold so I really, really, really rubbed my white card stock with a dryer sheet before embossing and this seemed to help with the embossing powder ONLY sticking to the image I stamped in versamark ink. Yeah!
Thanks for taking a look at my card!