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Friday, August 14, 2009

Medallion Thank You

TGIF Peeps! Hope you all had a good week and are going to have an even better weekend!!!

Today's card is one I made with this weeks sketch challenge and I also used this weeks Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast.

I have been wanting to use this Medallion Background stamp every since I got it, so I pulled it out for this combined challenge card. The Ways to use it challenge was to use Variegated color in some way on our card. I pulled out my now retired Pumpkin Patch Spectrum Ink pad and inked up my medallion stamp. I then stamped it onto some PTI white cardstock, I had to do this several time to get the image I wanted. I then trimmed it down a bit to fit the sketch challenge main image panel. Roxy, the sketch challenge moderator, always gives dimensions for the panels in her card, which I find very helpful. You of course don't have to adhere to her exact dimensions but it is great starting point to achieve the sketch.

I then mounted my image onto some crushed curry and then dusty durango. I used my piercing tool and mat pack to pierce all around the edge of the design. I used some dusty durango polka dot ribbon, turned to the solid side to add my ribbon treatment to the panel. The sentiment comes from the Thank You Kindly stamp set and is stamped with black stazon onto some more PTI white and cut out. I cut the end with a square punch, at an angle, and did the same with the layered dusty durango mat. I added a filigree flower with a rhinestone brad in the center to the end of the sentiment panel. I curved the sentiment and mounted it tho the mail panel.

The base of the card is dusty durango, followed by some PTI white and then two pieces of crushed curry that was ran through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I cut a small 1/2 inch square in half at an angle to make the corner elements and then I added a silver brad in the middle of each.

The main panel is mounted onto the base with some dimensionals.

Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!



Tammy said...

I just love this card. Those colors are so perfect. It just screams summer to me.

Rhonda Langley said...

What a great card! I love how you did the ribbon! I love that Medallion stamp!

Debbie McPherson said...

Very MAY have sold me on the medallion!

Jackie said...

Fab card Vicki and love the colors you used!

WhitneyRichardson said...

OOOH I really like the color combo and the layout on this card. I am tittering about the medallion stamp this inspires me to get it!
thank you for sharing your hard work and inspiring us daily!!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the colours! Fab job combining these challenges!

Sharon said...

I just love the color combination and the use of the medallion stamp!