Rubber stamping, scrapbooking, card-making and other paper crafts

October 6, 2009

Here are some more ideas using this wonderful MEDALLION Background Stamp. I just can't seem to get enough of it! This time I used In-Color Melon Mambo, a wonderful, bright pink (which is my favorite color!), but I "stamped off" to get a lighter image. "Stamping off" is a technique that is easy to learn and has many applications.

This detail includes some Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. All the In-Colors have matching Polka Dot Ribbon. I used a Filigree Brad anchored with a white brad from the 5/16" Neutrals Assortment Brads.

Here are another couple of samples using the "Stamping Off" technique and matching card stock and ink pad. The Eyelet Border Punch gives a nice bright white border to the sentiment, don't you think? Both cards were embossed using White Embossing Powder.

On this last card, I added some butterflies from the FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLY Stamp Set. I love the Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon against the soft color of Sahara Sand on the card base. I also stamped two butterflies onto Vellum Card Stock to adhere on top of the card stock butterflies for a nice 3-dimensional look.

So there you have it. I think this is the end of my MEDALLION card samples. Next time, I'll try something different!


It's been way too long since I've posted here. This month has been crazy busy, so I've had to focus on designing and prepping for classes. But I have a few days before I leave to visit my sister for a long weekend (WOO HOO I can't wait, Sandy!!!) so let's see what we can update with, OK?

First of all, here is a copy of a swap I made for Amanda Coughlin's Holiday Mini Catalog Swap. It's been awhile since we traded cards, but I never did get around to showing you what I made for it, did I? I had lots of fun with this card. I got to use the beautiful new stamp set, SERENE SNOWFLAKES and some of the SHIMMER PAINT in the Holiday Mini Catalog. That paint is very different than anything else Stampin' Up! has to offer. I combined a little of the paint with a little bit of water in a small spray bottle. I used this to deliver a few short squirts onto the background Bordering Blue card stock, and topped it with the largest snowflake, embossed with silver embossing powder with a clear brad in the center. All other supplies are listed below. I made over 30 of these cards, and traded with 30 other demonstrators. I received 29 different card fronts using all the different stamp sets in the Holiday Mini Catalog. 

Swaps are a great idea, don't you think? And they're LOTS of fun, too! Thanks, Amanda, for letting me be a part of your Holiday Swap! I did have a little trouble with the post office. It seems they sort of lost my package, and it wasn't delivered in 2-3 days Priority. It came a week later! I was so worried it was lost and that I wasn't going to get the other card fronts I had been waiting for (impatiently). But I contacted Amanda, who is such a sweet person, and she helped me out until my package FINALLY arrived! I just love Stampin' Up! and all the demonstrators I have met through this wonderful company!! Everyone is always so nice... and will try to help out whenever possible. If you would like to order any of these supplies, or if you'd like to learn more about how to use the Shimmer Paints, just contact me and I'd be happy to help. :-) Have a GREAT week!

Stamp Sets: Serene Snowflakes, Four the Holidays
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Eyelet Border Punch, Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Silver Elastic Cord, Whisper White Organza Ribbon