Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To. Video tutorial.

Simon Says Stamp | Monogrammed Calligraphy Cards. Video

Hello and welcome back for another Yippee For Yana video! In this episode, I will show you how to do some basic calligraphy to create personalized monogram cards.

I am not a pro when it comes to calligraphy, it fascinates me, but I don’t really have any special skills to be able to do calligraphy beautifully. Still, this doesn’t mean I cannot try.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel:

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CALLIGRAPHY MONOGRAMMED CARDS DETAILS

I am using two pens to do my calligraphy today, these are designed to be used as accent pets and not as calligraphy pens, but I wanted to try and see if I could use them to create custom monogrammed cards.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

These pens are by Jane Davenport for Spellbinders – there are silver and gold. They have glitter in them and they are waterproof brush pens. Jane combined a fine and flexible brush tip with intense waterproof color to make the Ultimate Pen for creating smooth, detailed finishing touches to your artwork. These are available in eight colors, including two metallic glitter tones that I am showing in this blog post & video.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

I first used a pencil to sketch out a letter on my paper. Next, used a silver or gold pen and followed the pencil line to create the letter on my card. I was using a very light hand and took my time to have the best result. I went back and thickened some of the lines of the letter while keeping others pretty thin.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

The result wasn’t exactly perfect, you can tell that this was hand drawn, but it was the look I was going for and the look I was happy with. Where I had the pencil lines show I used a pencil eraser and gently erased them.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

Next, to dress up this monogram and turn it into a card I used one of my longtime favorite floral stamps from Simon Says Stamp – the Bold Flowers. I picked several and stamped them in various light colors of ink. I used Hollyhock, Twirling Tutu and Sunshine for the flowers. To make my stamping easier I used the mini MISTI stamping tool and of course double and even triple stamped some of these to have nice solid impressions. To stamp the greenery I used Laurel Green ink and also Willow.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

Using coordinating dies I cut these images out and arranged them over the letter to create a beautiful floral cluster. This also helped me to hide any imperfections in my calligraphy. Once the floral cluster was arranged the way I liked it I used foam adhesive and also glue to adhere everything in place. I added many extra tiny flowers stamped in yellow and pink scattering them around the cluster to make it look a bit fuller.

Simon Says Stamp | Beginner Calligraphy - Monogrammed Cards How To using a Jane Davenport Silver and gold Brush pens. Video tutorial.

Finally, I stamped a simple sentiment that reads “You Are Beautiful”. I trimmed my background pane to 4 x 5 1/4”, adhered it to A2 white side folding card base and embellished this card using several sequins from SSS from the Girl’s Best Friends mix.

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Simon Says Clear Stamps Bold Flowers
Simon Says Clear Stamps Bold Flowers
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Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers Wafer Dies
Simon Says Stamp Bold Flowers Wafer Dies
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Cz Design Clear Stamps Tabbed Sentiments 2
Cz Design Clear Stamps Tabbed Sentiments 2
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Spellbinders Silver Screen Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen
Spellbinders Silver Screen Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen
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Spellbinders Golden Age Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen
Spellbinders Golden Age Ultimate Waterproof Brush Pen
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Laurel Green Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Laurel Green Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Deep Sea Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
Hero Arts Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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8 Comments

    1. Great try, if I covered up my imperfections with florals or embellishments then you would never see the calligraphy. I was so blessed that when my wonderful mother in law passed away I was given her calligraphy pens, inks, papers & books. I’m so excited to be able to try to be as good as she was.

    1. Lovely, Yana! You always have the most interesting videos.Thank you!

    1. Lovely! Your calligraphy monogram with the pretty flowers is perfect!! Thanks!

    1. Beautiful cards. A wonderful idea to personalize a card.

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