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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thank you for stopping by my castle!

I had the honor of being a part of a blog hop that featured 75 castles.  There were some incredible projects posted!!  Below are the projects that I made for the tour, and I used the background stamp, Medallion (page 133 in the catalog).




My first card on the tour was made using the resist embossing technique.  I embossed the image on a piece of 4" x 5-1/4" whisper white card stock using white embossing powder.  I then blended a mix of Apricot Appeal, Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie inks over the embossed image using sponges.  I think this gives the image a very soft look.  Here's the details on what I used:


Stamp Set: Medallion, Thoughts & Prayers (saying)
Inks: Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie
Papers: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Brads, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Vanilla Hardware, Designer Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sponge, Dimensionals


Post It Note Holder: This is a post-it-note holder that I made using coasters.  The coasters are 4" x 4" and I layerd a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock over each one.  I inked up the Medallion stamp using Crushed Curry and then sponged some Chocolate Chip directly on the stamp.  I did this 3 times and punched out the center image using the Scallop Circle Punch.  I inked up the leaves from the Vintage Vogue stamp using Crushed Curry, stamped off on a piece of scrap paper and then lightly stamped the edges.  Then I attached a piece of 1-1/4" Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and tied a piece of natural hemp around the edges.

Stamps Sets: Medallion, Vintage Vogue, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pearls from Pretties Kit, Scallop Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Natural Hemp, Dimensionals, Coasters, Post-it-Note, Sponges


I did something a little different with this card.  I inked up half of the Medallion stamp with Pretty in Pink and the other half with Close to Cocoa and stamped it 3 times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I punched out the center again on one of the images using the Scallop Circle Punch and then punched out one of the other images using one of the flowers from the Boho Blossoms Punch.  I used the Scallop Trim Corner Punch on all 4 corners and then layered on a piece of Chocolate Chip/Whisper White and then Pretty in Pink.  Added a Jumbo Eyelet at the bottom at the bottom left-hand corner for contrast and added a piece of the awesome Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon.

Stamps: Medallion, Itty Bitty Background
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Papers: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Chocolate Chip 5/16" Jumbo Brad, Sponges, Scissors, Dimensionals


This card is a little bit different style that I use, but I the idea was in my mind and I thought I would see how it would come out - what do you think?  It's very bright, that's for sure!  I used the Top Note Die to cut out a piece Melon Mambo card stock and cut it down to fit the card.  I stamped the Medallion stamp on white card stock and then mounted it under the Melon Mambo card stock.  The bottom border is a scrap piece of Razzleberry Lemonade DP.  Have a great day; here's the details:

Stamps: Medallion, Upsy Daisy (saying)
Inks: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Papers: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread


Thank you for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my Castle!

43 comments:

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Ahhh.. your third project is my very favorite.. and they are all very stunning!

Helen said...

Great medallion card! I need to use mine. thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

Beautiful! Gives me more ideas on how to use this stamp.

Wendy Hawkinson said...

You did great w/ the Medallion stamp. I am going to have to wipe the dust off of mine and give it a try after seeing your projects! :)

TFS!
Wendy Hawkinson
www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

I love your medallion. Congratulation for your wonderful projects. Thank you for be part of this amazing tour.
Martha Lucia Gomez
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Collette said...

They're ALL WONDERFUL, Eileen. Great job! May have to case a few of them.

Janet said...

Wow! Each card was more beautiful than the one before! Great ideas that I can't wait to C.A.S.E.
Thanks!
Janet Smith
janetstamps@pacbell.net

Mary Campbell said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Wonderful creations, TFS!

Mary Davidson said...

Medallion is one of my favorite sets and you've used it beautifully in your projects. I'd be hard-pressed to choose a favorite. I love them all. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

RuthieB said...

Those are gorgeous!!!!!

stampingmadly said...

These are beautiful. I love the emboss resist one most.

sharon said...

Lovethe techniques. I will have to try the emboss resist first. Thanks for sharing.
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Tammy Q Howell said...

Beautiful! I love the half chocolate half pink one!

lisa808 said...

I really like the Pretty in Pink/Close to Cocoa card.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

You've done a great job with this set. I love them all.....amazing!

Tea said...

WOW - you have shown some beautiful cards. The Medallion stamp is so fun but I think you have done wonders with it. Great Blog.
Marti Crapo

CRYSTAL said...

These are all great projects but the first one has got to be my fave - took my breath away - great job! :) tfs

JeanAnn said...

Can't tell you my favorite because they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us.

Tory said...

Love, love, love it all! Great use of this stamp!

Vickie Steele said...

I love this technique-will have to learn it after the tours.

Dawn Dickinson said...

Eileen - love your projects!

Sandi said...

Beautiful samples with the Medallion -- giving me lots of ideas for future use. Thank you so much.
S. Dailey
gdailey@concentric.net

thestampinglady said...

Great projects. I have this stamp and have not inked it yet. thanks for some inspiring idea. I am going to bookmark this so I can return for some inspiration and even some casing!

kahtypa said...

I love your projects. The medallion is a favorite stamp set of mine. I love what you did with it. Thanks for sharing.

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great job! Especially love the emboss resist one-putting that on my to do list!!

Anonymous said...

Great medallion cards and projects, one of my favorite stamps
tdharris1@cox.net

Carol said...

BEAUTIFUL cards using the Medallion! You really showcased the versatility of this stamp! Thank you for sharing your time and talent!
CAL8946 at HOTMAIL dot COM
http://stampalley.blogspot.com

Diane J Ouellette said...

I liked the card with the eyelet and pink satin ribbon the best...but really liked all of them! This is a great stamp...and you showed it off well.

MidnightCrafter said...

Wow - I love the way you used color and cut-outs to accent that fabulous stamp! Very elegant cards, tahnsk for sharing!

Judy said...

Eileen, You designs are awesome! I see the fever is still going strong! If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the post-it-note holder, but they are all wonderful. Thanks for taking part in the tour!
Judy Elting
http://www.stampinatmidnight.com

Ola said...

I love how you showed us how versatile the Medallion stamp is.... you're very creative!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Stephanie said...

Ooo, I love these cards and how you used the Medallion stamp. The final card that is more bright in color is equally as lovely as the first two; your use of the top note frame is wonderful. Love them all, definitely in my top 5 of the tour!

Carol Taggart said...

Lovely cards. It's nice so see such a variety using the same stamp!

Lorita said...

Eileen,
You did a great job with this stamp. It is one of my favorites. I can't decide which of your samples I like best.
Thanks for sharing,
Lorita

Cathleen McSorley said...

Lovely work. I love them all but especially the bright card with the pink and yellow ribbon. Wash is machine sewn?? Thanks for sharing your talen with me.

Sandy said...

Love the resist embossing! I haven't done that yet. So pretty!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love your projects and this stamp. I have used it alot, but I need to pull it back out and play with some of these technique. thanks for sharing.

Betty said...

I love the pick and cocoa card!

Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) said...

So many ideas from just one stamp. They are all goregous. I especially like the resist embossing technique. TFS!

GailPetersonscrafts said...

love your cards thanks for letting us see your castle royal princess

Lucia Kaiser said...

Eileen: These projects are absolutely stunning!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Fabulous cards! I love the idea of cutting and punching out the middle of this stamp image. I never would have thought of it. Plus, the emboss resist technique is perfect with this stamp. Thanks for all the great ideas.