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Monday, 2 August 2010

Medallion card AC015

This is a longer post than usual, hope you won't be bored!! As I haven't done a medallion card for awhile, thought I would resurrect it. Medallion stamps usually have intricate images and are quite large. It allows you to cut up different sections and then layer them together to form 3D images. Using foam pads gives more interesting effects. The fun is in finding ways to create the different layers. To make medallion cards you stamp multiple images then its a matter of cutting up the different sections. You can either colour in the sections or add glitter. If you don't want  layers, you can just use the whole image on its own. Stamping on transparency and adding glitters on the reverse gives beautiful effects.  I have taken a few extra pics to show what I mean. In this instance I have embossed the image with white embossing powder. I have decided to use 3 pastel coloured cards - green, pink and ivory and leave it plain as I want a soft effect. Unfortunately, it didn't photograph very well.The stamp is by Creative Expressions and is called Butterfly Begonia.

This is the first layer, full image embossed in white. Then it is cut up to form the layers.There is no hard and fast rule, all depends on how many layers you want. The more you look at it the more your eyes will see different ways of separating the image. Because of the multiple layers the end result can be quite a 'high' card which is fine if you're giving it away by hand. Otherwise you need to box the card which is fun as well because you get the chance to make your box and decorate it.

In this photo I have cut up the images into separate elements. Now you can colour it with your favourite medium or you can add glitter which will be stunning.Next step would be to attach foam pads on the back and then put them together. You must add enough pads to give the support or else it will not hold up.

Here I have finished putting the layers together and used it to decorate a card front. In the middle I added a pink gem. Below is a full view of the finished card.
Size of card: 14.4 x 14.4cm

Hope I haven't made it sound difficult because its really easy to do medallion cards. The are endless possibilities. You don't have to stop at a card, you can use the stamp to make background papers or gift wrapping (which of course you can do with most stamps). But you can also use just the central part of the image on a card or make embellishments to decorate your scrapbook pages. I will post more examples on another day. Please ask if you have any questions or leave a comment, would love to hear from you. Bye for now :)


  1. OMG!!! This is simply gorgeous!!! The colors are amazing!!! Love the technique!

  2. Interesting medallion card! Even though the first few photos didn't come out so nicely the last 2 shows how beautiful it really is with the soft colours :)

  3. Shirl and Lin, your comments are really appreciated! Thank you so much sweeties!!


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