Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Simple Medallion Card

Good morning stampers! Just a quick post today with a really simple card idea - simple to make, but oh, so gorgeous in appearance! Don't you love those kind of cards?

I used the Medallion background stamp along with the Sanded background stamp to create this beauty. Did you know that Medallion is the top selling stamp at Stampin' Up! right now? Bet you can see why - it rocks!
For this card, I used Old Olive cardstock for my card base and layered it with Perfect Plum cardstock. The stamped layer is Naturals White to add to the shabby chic look of the images.

I inked up my Sanded background with Perfect Plum and stamped off one time. Then I stamped it on my cardstock giving it a muted look, but not as light as Pale Plum which is the base color I used to stamp the Medallion. Once I inked the Medallion with the Pale Plum, I added Old Olive and Perfect Plum inks with my Sponge Daubers giving it this beautiful multi-color effect.
This layer was added to the Perfect Plum cardstock and then I added the Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon from the Mistletoe collection to finish it. The inside has a layer of Naturals White cardstock edged with Perfect Plum ink so there is a nice place to write the message.

You'll notice that I left the greeting off this one. The card I got the original idea from didn't have a greeting either and I like the idea of either adding a greeting right before it's sent or just using it for a pretty note card - no greeting necessary!

My inspiration for this card comes from Jessie Benjamin in North Carolina. I met Jessie at Founder's Circle this year - she is one of this years Rising Stars - and she is just a sweetie! Here is her beautiful card from our swap.

Thanks Jessie for the inspiration! And thanks to you guys for stopping by today to check out my project - have you realized yet that my post on Monday used the same stamp and the same ribbon! Too funny! Well, I said they were popular!
Have a great Wednesday!

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