Recently, one of my engaged friends has been expressing a bit of separation anxiety...
from her last name. She loves her Irish name and will be changing to a English surname. For her birthday I decided to ease her trepidation by showing her how fancy her new monogram will be!
I started by making an embossed monogram card. I simply drew her monogram in pencil to get it perfect. I looked up calligraphy alphabets online to get an idea of what I wanted. Next, I used a pen that has embossing ink in it to trace my pencil marks. It is important to make sure that the ink is still wet when putting the powder on, so I worked in small sections. Finally, heat the powder to set.
Unfortunately, her thematic gift did not arrive in time for her actual birthday so I just gave her a little something. I found some great brown paper with prints. Doesn't the lace pattern on this one look ultra realistic?
I can't share her actual gift because I know she will read this before her party on the 17th, but I will be sure to update you after that! Have you been monogramming anything lately?
images via tara hewlett