We were out of town most of last week and I really missed doing the SCS challenges. Hopefully I can go back and catch up soon. I celebrated my 60th birthday last week- WOW-and we took a short trip to Memphis- ate LARGE and Bob treated me to a trip to a great stamping/scrapbooking store near Wolfchase Mall. Eclectica has great stamps, paper, and everything else inky and sticky. I had a ball and purchased a medallion stamp from Holly Berry House. I have had my eye on it for awhile, but thought it would be a long and hard process to do it justice. So when Monday’s Try a New Technique challenge was posted, I knew it was time to give it a whirl. We were to make a flap fold card and the tutorial was supplied by Rose Ann Reynolds of Scor-Pal.
I altered the size a little to fit my medallion and the finished size is just over a 5 inch square. I stamped the entire image with Versamark on Whisper White and Gold Metallic cardstock twice, then just the middle part on white once and gold twice. I embossed each layer with Ranger Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder using a heat tool. Then I began to cut carefully around the area for each layer. There are six layers in the finished medallion, not counting the small gold circle in the middle. I used a 1/4″ hole punch for it.
I then built the medallion (dry run) so I could eyeball where I needed glitter on the white paper. The gold was pretty and looked great without glitter. I used the fine tip of a Zig Two Way Glue Pen and Stampendous Ultrafine Multi Glitter. After the glitter was completely dry, I added pop up dimensionals to the back of each layer. Then, standing up and looking down, I positioned and placed each layer, lining each up carefully.
With the medallion completed I moved on to the cardbase and coordinating pieces of Anna Griffin designer paper to cover the entire flap and front of the card. Used a corner rounder to soften the corners and added a small strip of gold cardstock to the top and bottom of the flap and front.
I affixed the medallion as shown in the photo, adding two sided sticky strip to the top half of the medallion. I added a small velcro circle as a closure. It’s pretty awesome in real life and quite easy peasy, if you like to cut and I do- always liked cutting out paper dolls and their clothes!
You can check out the entire challenge gallery on SCS here – it’s awesome.
Stamps: Holly Berry House Sweet William Medallion
Paper: SU! Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Anna Griffin Designer Paper, Gold Metallic Cardstock
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, UltraFine Glitter, Corner Rounder, Glue pen, Dimensionals, Velcro closure