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Thank you so much medallion card

I thought for several days about what I wanted to do for this weeks 2S4Y sketch challenge.  I spend a lot of time driving during the day for my job, which gave plenty of time to plan it out in my mind.  I used a Hero Arts Medallion stamp which I stamped in Stampin Up Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry inks.  Using a Spellbinders Nestie scallop circle and regular circle I cut out the brown and green medallions.  Then I used a Fiskars circle part to cut out the center of the Rich Razzleberry medallion.  Next, I covered the cut out pieces in Glossy Accents. 

While I was waiting for that to dry I made my own background pattern paper using circular stamps from Stampin Up, Unity and Waltzing Mouse and the previous ink colors (I went through several drafts!).  The ribbon is two pieces of taffeta and a purplely-pink color of ribbon tied together with twine.  The little tag is made using a Stampin Up sentiment and punch.  I popped it up with dimentionals and placed it so the button was “in” one of the background circles. 

Once the Glossy Accents dried (they really brightened the color of inks) I lined up the circles, adhered them together and popped them up over the ribbon.  Finally, I added three Stampin Up pearls: a big one in the center of the medallion, a medium one in the center of one of the background circles and a small one on an outer part of a background circle. 

I am also entering this card in this weeks Polka Doodles challenge since I “made” some of my of my items (background paper, medallion), which was the theme this week.

Thanks for looking!  I appreciate your comments!

Candy

Medallion Birthday Card

I wanted to play along with this weeks Waltzing Mouse challenge since I just received my stamps and wanted to play!

This is the sketch we were supposed to follow:

It’s my DH’s birthday on Friday so I decided to give this a masculine bent (I hope I succeeded!).

I used Bazzill cardstock, patterned paper from The Paper Studio, Offray ribbon, pearls by Mark Richards, Nesties and Stamps from Waltzing Mouse, Hero Arts and Stampabilities.

I originally cut the medallion into thirds, but when I was laying it out I thought it looked better together with the ribbons separated.

My new stamps were easy to use and I love the pizzazz it gives the Nesties!

Thanks for looking!

I appreciate your comments and feedback.

Candy