Unique Monograms combining multiple styles.
Monogram Styles Used:
The most common method for indicating the letter order in a three-letter monogram is to put the last initial in the center, and flank it with two smaller initials on either side.
For this monogram we thought it would be interesting to make the flanking initials only slightly smaller, and to use thread color to add additional emphasis to the last initial. We also wanted to create a variation of a very common monogram design theme - the diamond shape.
Using the Moderne Monogram Set 5 as the source for the initials N and C allows slightly mis-matched but compatible vertical letters to join with the visually heavier initial B from Diamond Monogram Set 5. The diamond style also includes four smaller triangular shapes. In this example they are now more like accents than brackets enclosing the traditional diamond shape.
N and C were resized down somewhat so that they are in compatible scale.
The overall size of this monogram is 3" (76mm) tall by 3 1/2" (89mm) wide.
How we made these monograms
Embroidery software programs make it easy to delete elements, copy and paste elements from other designs, resize different aspects, and merge elements together into one new design. Each program is a bit different in how the Edit functions are managed. Once you have learned to use yours, creating new monograms from other monogram parts is creative and fun. Experiment with different arrangements and colors.