Friday, September 11, 2009

Medallion 50th Anniversary Card

Hi Everyone,

The other day I was asked to create a 50th anniversary card for friend. From the moment she asked me I knew that I wanted to use the new Stampin Up Medallion stamp. I found this card done by rbright on splitcoast stampers and fell in love instantly. I used her card as a starting point and it evolved from there.

First of all I stamped the medallion in gold Color Box Pigment ink on glossy cardstock. Then I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. When that was dry I took my rubber brayer and added Pink Pirouette ink to the glossy cardstock.

When I had finished with the image I decided I wanted to add a bookplate around the sentiment. The only problem was I didn't have any gold hardware. I chose an oval bookplate from the Stampin Up HodgePodge Hardware kit and used Gold Adirondack Mixatives to dye my bookplate and brads. Alochol inks are fast drying inks that adhere to slick surfaces such as metal and acetate so they coated the hardware nicely and dried within about 2 minutes. The end result is an antiqued gold finish which works perfectly with the antique look of the rest of the card.

To finish off the front of the card I added a clear jewel to the centre. These jewels are actually the same kind you can get at the dollar store and use to decorate your cell phone and such. They are perfect because they are inexpensive and have adhesive backs so you aren't messing around with trying to glue them yourself.

For the inside of the card I used my cricut by Provocraft to add some finishing touches. I used my new Lyrical Letters Cartridge to cut out the number 50 in Pink Pirouette cardstock at approximately 3 inches. Then I cut out the words "Happy Anniversary" from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge in Close to Cocoa Cardstock at approximately 2 inches. I distressed the 50 with gold ink and mounted it on a 5.25" square piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock. Then mounted the "happy anniversary" right over top.

To finish it all off I mounted the Pink Pirouette to some Bazzill Bling white cardstock and added some more jewels.

I hope you enjoy my version of a medallion card.

Paper- Stampin Up Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Bazzill Bling in White
Ink- ColorBox pigment ink in Gold, Pink Pirouette, Adirondack Alcohol ink Gold Mixatives
Stamps- Stampin Up Medallion, Stampin Up Oval All
Accessories- Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, Stampin Up ticket Corner Punch, Cricut, Lyrical Letters Cartridge, Beyond Birthdays Cartridge, Self Adhesive Jewels, Hodge Podge Hardware in Silver, Speedball Rubber Brayer, Stampin Up large oval punch, Xyron 150 to adhere sentiment inside card.

Thanks for looking,


  1. WOW!!! that sure turned out beautiful. You know me and pink, but that is so pretty it doesn't matter it has pink on it.... well that and pink pirouette is soo light that it goes so nicely with so many colors. Now you are just loving that stamp aren't you?? You know you will just HAVE to HAVE It for yourself soon.... that is my evil plan lending it to will fall so in love with that stamp you will need one 24/7....just like me. Great Job, as usual.

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