Thursday, May 28, 2009

dhDH Cuttlebug Challenges Monogram Card

I worked in my craft room with an idea in mind for a monogram card for this week's challenge at Cuttlebug Challenges blog. After going through and starting to plan a card using one set of manufacturer's papers I couldn't quite get to come together, I cleaned up and tried another manufacturer. That didn't work either, so I cleaned that up too. Repeat two more times. Agony! I decided to stop thinking, and just make something. The three hour card...

I decided to use my dh's initials. Yep, my dear husband is Doug Houck :)

  • Paper: Memory Boutique
  • Cuttlebug embossing folder: Fancy Corners
  • Cardstock: ACMoore ivory; base card Michael's Value Pack; green Bazzill from my scrap bag
  • Twill: Leslie Hanna scrap ribbon bag (thanks, Leslie!)
  • Eyelets: Making Memories
  • QuicKutz: Vixen font
  • Hardware: Stampin' Up! aged copper
  • Other: Stampin' Up! dimensionals & Spellbinders Nestibilities


Ingrid said...

Beautiful card, June. Great color combo. I also like your cards in the previous posts. It has been way too long since I visited your blog.

Girlsinthecraft said...

Sweet card. I am lovin those papers! Clever to emboss under the initials! And I really like the corner treatment.......deanna

Leslie Hanna said...

OMG, are we in the same rut?! I have made the same Grad card at least 4 times, and I still have NOTHING to post. I hate when that happens. But YOU clean up in between ... my work space just gets piled higher and deeper. :-)

Looks like your perseverence paid off, though! I like the embossing behind the monogram, too!

Just Call Me Grammy said...

Thanks for the nice comment. Your blog is full of beautiful cards. I'll definately be back.

Kristie said...

Mmmmm, I know what you mean! i hate it when that happens because i usually end up being over-critical of what I ended up creating :) But your card turned out great! I love it, it's very masculine (appropriately enough!) and we all know that's hard to do well...but you have done it!

Silli said...

June, your card is so beautiful, I love the papers and the colors... Great work! Hugs and happy day!

Kristen H said...

Love the colors and those papers are great! I like monogram cards, and this one is great!

Have a lovely weekend!

Helen F. said...

Love all the papers you used ~ very pretty card. That embossing stamp on the corners really adds some texture too.

Unknown said...

Don't you just hate when you can't get something to come out the way you want...I have "many" projects that are abandoned because of it!!
BUT girl...this card turned out AWESOME!! I love the tie-backs you used!! Fabulous!!

MoniqueAnne said...

I love the dimensions on this card with the extra embossing and the details. Really great card; perfect for a million uses!