Thursday, August 11, 2011

Punched Medallion Card

This card is so crisp and clean. The colors are really vivid against the white card base. The color combination turned out really nice, Concord Grape, Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzleberry.

The purple frame was made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. I started with a 3" square and punched once on each side, centering the paper on each of the 4 edges. The punch is not quite long enough to reach the corners, so by punching only once you get those nice little squares in each corner. I punched 2 layers and adhered them at an angle to each other. It really makes a lovely frame.

With the scallop edge and the 2 layers, the center almost appeared as a circle, so the Limeade circle was perfect for the middle. And I wanted that white center to really POP off the card so its raised up on Dimensionals and has one of our Self-Stick Rhinestones in the center. That still didn't pop enough for me, so I set it on a small Razzleberry circle and now the card really hits your eye. I love how it turned out. 

The sentiment is from a set called Happy Greetings which is in the summer mini and sadly did not make it into the Main Catalog. Every stamper needs several good Sentiment sets and this one has some nice sayings with nice fonts. 

Check it out. If you like it you still order it, but only through the end of the month. This mini-catalog expires the end of August. And also remember the August special on Designer Series PapersBuy 3 get 1 Free. That's a 25% discount!

BTW: The white center was made using the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. I love how versatile this punch is and that you can make 4 different shapes with it.  Stampin'UP! has 2 of these "triple" punches. You choose the image to create based on where you set the lever on the end. I made a little reminder card of what this punch can do. Now, ideas for those little pieces?  Raindrops, seeds, put them together for a moustache? or a bowtie? or airplane propeller? hmmm... This requires more play time.

I hope you are having fun playing with your "toys".
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