Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gold Medallion

Can you believe that this is the first time I have actually inked up this background stamp (Brocade something it must be retired becasue I went to the latest catty and couldn't find it - Stampin' Up!). When it first came out I had to have it and I do love it but I just haven't gotten around to using it! So, to keep to my new years resolustion and use what I have, I actually inked it up!! And I think the results are stunning!! I added this gold medallion to the card as a focal point. I made it by heat embossing many layers of gold embossing powder. Then, after inking up my stamp in Versamark (so it won't stick) I stamped the image into the wet puddle, let it sit a few seconds, and then gently removed it. Once it was totally cooled, I punched out the circle. I love the look and think it makes a great embellishment! I've made small ones before but this one was made with one of the larger images from Giga Guide Lines. Once the medallion got placed I realized that it fit the Card Positioning Sketch layout for this week ... and I actually got it posted in time!! Yeeeehaaaa!!! LOL!!! And, on a side note, I tried out a new to me color combo. You see, I really like the color of Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink) but I have a hard time combining it with other colors (other than white). So I added just a small touch in here (another bit of scrap used up!!) and I really like the added depth!! The sentiment is also stamped with that color - not sold on that bit but still I like the strip of cardstock in with this green!! Supplies: Stamps - Baroque Background or somehtign like that (Stampin' Up! - retired I think), Giga Guide Lines, Demask Designs (Papertrey Ink); Paper - white (SU!), Spring Moss, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink); Ink - Spring Moss, Ocean Tides (Papertrey Ink); Other - gold embossing powder, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals. Thanks for dropping in! I'd love to hear your thoughs on this color combo!! and if you are a PTI user, I'd love to hear other combos you've used with Ocean Tides!! Donelda


Lindsey said...

Wow! This card is a beauty! Love that hint of ocean tides with the gold. And the medallion! I've yet to try that technique...I think I better!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! That medallion is very cool! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!


Juanita said...

I really like how those two images work so well together. the pop of blue is so fabulous! This is a real winner of a card.