Monday, November 17, 2008

triangle fold medallion

Hello, everyone. It seems like a long time since I've been able to do some of the daily challenges on splitcoast. When I looked at the technique challenge today, I decided to make a card that I could use in my class tomorrow. Since the class is a large group, I needed to keep the card fairly simple, so the only thing that will take much time is the medallion. If you want directions on how to make the medallion, just click on the link listed above. The directions are in the first post.

I decided to use some papers from a stack that I've had for a long time. By picking some of the greens, it worked for a Christmas card. I cut my circles using my cuttlebug and nestabilities. The photo corner punch is a double punch with two different options.

stamps: elegant cheer
ink: glorious green
paper: glorious green, whisper white, riding hood red, dp (stack ?)
other: cuttlebug, nestabilities circles, sponge, photo corner punch (EK success), jewel

The 2nd card I have to show you is a bit similar to the one in my last post, but no designer paper was used. This card is also for my class.

I stamped the caramel with sanded background in creamy caramel ink. The flowers and leaves were stamped on white with black stazon. This is a 2-step stamping set called Fancy Flowers. I used the 2nd step on the leaves with wild wasabi ink, but for the flowers, I simply used a sponge to ink up the flower in taken with teal, by pressing very hard and rubbing the sponge around in circles to get a nice even color. Then I used a sponge dauber for the flower centers in not quite navy. Then, instead of cutting out the flowers, I simply punched them out with my scallop circle punch and sponged the edges with not quite navy. By doubling up some of the pairs of leaves, it gives more fullness to them.

stamps: fancy flowers, sincere salutations
ink: creamy caramel, jet black stazon, taken with teal, not quite navy, wild wasabi
paper: taken with teal, creamy caramel, whisper white
other: sponge, brayer, sponge dauber, scallop circle punch

Thanks for stopping by today. Be blessed.


Paula said...

What a very good idea to use the scallop punch on those flowers! Cutting out flowers is tedious for me and I think the scallop punch looks great! I like your blog. Thank you again for the birthday blessings! Very kind of you!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my goodness, Melody!! Both these cards are true beauties. The colors are so vivid and rich. Love your medallion.