Monday, August 31, 2009

Mad About Medallions

I love the Medallion stamp in the current Stampin' Up! catalog.  Not only is it beautiful, but it is so versatile.  On Saturday I went to my friend Corris' meetup and we used the stamp to create three lovely cards, all done with different techniques. 
For this dreamy watercolor effect, color the stamp with markers and give it a quick spritz with water before stamping:
The next card is simple and elegant, just straight forward stamping, a little patterned paper, ribbon, and bling:
This is a WOW! card, done with a very cool technique.  First put a few drops of complementary colors of craft (pigment) ink refills in between two sheets of plastic, like a page protector.  Smoosh them up well, so all of the plastic is covered with ink.  Then open it up, lay a piece of acetate or clear cardstock on top, close it up and smoosh again.
We took  the acetate out and to speed drying a bit, blotted it off between two sheets of cardstock.  (More on that later).  When totally dry, I stamped the medallion stamp in a darker color on top.  Very rich look:
Remember the cardstock I used to blot off the excess ink in the card above?  Well, I thought it looked pretty interesting, so when I got home I used it as a background for this card:
Yep, I'm really mad about medallions!


Diann said...

Your medallion cards are wonderful and I loved the many techniques you used...and thanks always for sharing the "how to" information!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Those are NEAT, Eileen!!!

Penny Duncan said...

Oh Eileen...I LOVE all of them!!!! I've been missing out've been having ALOT of fun lately girl!!!!! Awesome job!!