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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Chocolate Orange Medallion - Basic Grey Challenge #30

Well, I've done it again. Slaved over a card for a blog challenge only to miss the deadline. I wouldn't mind, but I had made it in time, just didn't get round to uploading it to my blog!!!
Anyway, I've got round to it now, so here it is - or should I say, they are. I made one, and wasn't 100% happy with it, so decided to make a second version. Let me know which one you prefer!

For a change, the card blank is a side opening A6 card.
The image, from the Lakeland set of small medallion stamps, was stamped onto smooth white card using Ink It Up! Light Chocolate pigment ink and then clear embossed. The panel was then colour tinted with Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink. The image panel was then matted onto brown card and paper, and a small orange brad was added to the centre.

Strips of three co-ordinating papers from the Basic Grey Sugared paper pad were colour tinted with the Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink, and the same ink was used to repeatedly stamp the medallion image on the brown strip. The paper strips were then matted onto brown paper. A further strip of paper was cut using the Fiskars Shapecutter and the small scalloped edge of the Fiskars Circles template. A sentiment from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages set was double stamped on this strip with the Whispers Barn Brown permanent dye ink and the Tim Holtz Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.

Little dots were added along the edges of each of the brown panels and to highlight the dots already on the medallion images.

The second version of the card isn't that dissimilar.

The main differences are that I added the scalloped strip to the vertical brown strip and stamped the medallions on it in the Whispers Barn Brown permanent dye ink.
I added the sentiment to a shorter panel of the scalloped strip, and traced over the lettering with the orange metallic Sakura gel pen.
I also decorated the inside of the cards,
and added my 'Handmade By' medallions to the reverse of the cards.



Hi Kathleen a gorgeous card and love the colours you have used.Dianne xx

mrsann said...

Lovely card; shame lakelands don't sell card making items any more it used to be a good place to get things. Annx

Ruth (ooffee) said...

These are gorgeous cards. Love how you decorated inside too! The colours are amazing and I'm loving your medallions!

Hugs - Ruth x

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