Making monogram cards is such a blast. AND they make a great and unique gift for friends.
This card was sent to my dear friend and cousin as part of a set of monogramed cards. She sent it back to me. Since I now have a blog I am sharing the design here.
The mottled brown is made using the polished stone technique. This is done with alcohol ink on glossy paper. There are many methods to achieve the lucious polished stone look. I have even used rubbing alcohol and die ink re-inkers. Yes, it works, but the commercial alcohol inks with their accessories make it so much faster and much less of a mess.
Here is the Bosskut die cut that I used to make the frame for the monogram. The entwining of two die cuts creates the frame for the monogram.
The polished stone is first layered over dark brown, them dark gold metallic and attached to a black card base.