Monday, March 21, 2011

A medallion and a simple technique

So check this out!  My Stampin' UP! upline Mary Fish featured a congratulations card (I sent her) along with my technique on her Stampin' Pretty blog.  In one of the blogs I follow there was a post about the hottest trends  in paper crafting.  One of those hottest trends was a medallion.  So I sat down with my SU punches and came up with this card.  Rather than explain the technique for the jagged medallion take a look at the  wonderful 1 Minute to Wow Video Tutorial Mary created..

Medallion Congratulations

For this card I decided to go the monochromatic route.  I choose Concord Crush (one of the In Colors), Perfect Plum and Rich Razzleberry.  For patterned paper I picked a sheet from the In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack.  The collection stack includes 40 sheets total, 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in 6 colors.  There are paper stacks available for all the Stampin' UP! color families.  One other point of interest might be that the ribbon embellishment under the Congratulations sentiment was achieved by punching a 3/4" x 5" strip of Concord Crush card stock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and then running the border through the crimper ... which looks kind of cool!

Stamps: Stampin' UP! Perfect Punches (120516)
Ink:  Versamark (102283)
Paper:  Stampin' UP! Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack In Color (117158), Concord Crush CS (119792), Perfect Plum 
CS (115318), Rich Razzleberry CS (115316)
Ribbon:  Stampin Up! Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry (Retired)
Accessories/Tools:  Stampin' UP!  1-3/4" Scallop Circle Extra-Large (119854), 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large (118874), Star Extra-Large (119875), Modern Label Extra-Large Punch (119849), Scallop Trim Border (118402), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Crimper (101618), Stampin' Embossing Powder White (109132)
Design:  Me!

As always, thanks for looking and yes HE stamps!

1 comment:

  1. Big congratulations, Ben. So glad she shouted out your card; it is beautiful!!! Love that you are scrapping again!!