Saturday, February 20, 2010

Resisting Medallion


Have I mentioned lately how much I love this SU stamp? I resisted at first, thinking I would have a difficult time with such a large stamp. After seeing Naomi do some amazing things with it, I was sold! (As if it takes a lot to enable me...LOL...you all know way better than that, don't you?!)

So, Hand Stamped Sentiments and I Dream of Stamping both had challenges having to do with embossing or emboss resist. I had so much fun with the emboss resist on this card I knew I wanted to do something like it again. I mean, it should be easy, right? You learn from your mistakes? :) Apparently I am a slow learner...

This is what we have left after 3 or so in the trash. And this was supposed to be only Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip, but did you know when you try to emboss resist with Dark Brown Embossing Powder, you get some pink streaks? Um humm...so we added the Pink Pirouette in. :) Improvise...

Stamps: Medallion (SU), Dream (Inkadinkado)
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery
Ink: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: SU Border Punch, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Clear and Dark Brown Embossing Powders (SU), MS Butterfly Punch, Half-backed Pearl


On another note, my little crafting group here hosted a Scrapbooking Yard Sale on Saturday. I made $260! Aren't you proud of me? LOL At Yard Sale prices, you know I got rid of a ton of stuff! I am really trying to leave my hoarding ways behind...not nearly as much fun, but better for our weight requirement as we leave Japan this summer!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

15 comments:

scubasubie said...

Wow that looks fantastic! I bought the Medallion stamps and still haven't quite gotten the hang of it - I may have to case your card! Love your work!!

Shannon said...

This is my FAVORITE stamp too! You did a great job. I was thinking this would have worked for the Pride and Prejudice Challenge as well. Love the distressing around the edges and the pearl. I look forward to your contributions each week. Way to go girl!

Jana Weaver said...

Great card...Love that stamp! I think the pink streaks look very cool! Thanks for playing along with us!

gale said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! I keep seeing neat cards made with this stamp-makes me want to buy it.

Carrie said...

Well 3 in the trash or not this end result is FABULOUS. At least you've inked your Medallion. I've had mine since before Christmas it needs to see ink...thanks for inspiring me!!!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and I really like the old-world feel on the medallion

Naomi said...

Love, love, love it! This is still me fave stamp! Oh, and I am sorry to have twisted your arm to buy it..LOL! I would have really made you buy it if we were local! You did a great job with this. I like that you added pink! I didn't realize it was a 'mistake' until I read the post under the pic! This is very vintage-y (um...word?), and I have a vintage swap due soon, so thanks for the idea!

Dell said...

This is fantastic! I too have looked at this stamp. Now, I might have to do more than look at it next SU order...ummm..Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Jane Matsumoto said...

This is beautiful! I have to admit that I have managed to resist the medallion stamps. You are making it very difficult, my friend. Gorgeous card! Well done on the yard sale! The summer is coming up fast! :)

theneon said...

No such thing as mistakes -- this is fabulous! And, congrats on your yard sales! Gotta make room for new stuff! LOL

Michelle VanWiggeren said...

This is gorgeous! Great color combination -- love the spring feel of the card! Thanks so much for playing with us!

Gina said...

I have a stamp like this that I never use because it is so big. I think I might have to try that technique. Your card is gorgeous.

Stephanie said...

hey I like the pink...so I guess you really made it work!! gorgeous card :)

Jenn Embry said...

Simply stunning! I may have to get this stamp. It doesn't take much to enable me either. LOL

Teresa Jenkins said...

This is soooo pretty! I bet that image would be awesome using the rock and roll technique too.. hmmm sounds like retail therapy time LOL