Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Return of the absent blogger.....

I'm back......
Finally, here are some of the cards I made as samples for the show I was at on Saturday. I was demonstrating medallion stamps, a technique I really enjoy and haven't done too much of lately, especially since starting blogging and joining in the wonderful challenges that are out there!




I love working with medallion stamps, as each time you use them, you get a different result. The above cards have been made using the same stamp, but with different elements cut out. The stamp is called Petite Holly, it can be used as a Christmas stamp but as you can see from the second image, if you cut out the larger leaf it could be used all year round, for any occasion.




These 2 cards have also been made using the same stamp, same coloured card, same coloured embossing powder and same layers cut out but as you can see look quite different as only one of them has been glittered.




The 2 images above, as before have been made using the same stamp, with only one of the finished medallions being glittered.

Just noticed on reviewing the post that they don't look too different on screen but do IRL - promise!!

I have not added any greetings for the time being. I will add some further detail on the card, probably some dry embossing at a later date, but time was in very short supply last week when I was prepping for the show! Apologies for the shine in the pictures, but I put the cards in cello bags and sealed them before taking the photos :-( doh

Hoping to get back to more regular postings now.... see you soon







8 comments:

Barbara said...

Sam, I can see why you like medallion stamping.....these are fabulous!!
It sounds like you've been pretty darn busy. It's been a bit like that for me also. It must be this time of year....too much going on!

Tiffany Johnson said...

Oh my!!! These are stunning and getting me in the holiday spirit!!!

Rach said...

wow you weren't kidding..you have been busy. your medallion card look fabulous. hugs rachxx

Trinka said...

Sam these are awesome...looks like a lot of work~

Tsscrapin said...

Those are amazing!!!!

You have been tagged come to my blog to read the rules.

Mare said...

These are lovely!!! Your medallion stamping is scrumptious! Please do more!!!!

Rica said...

Absolutely beautiful Sam. I love the middle two brown ones. Its amazing how you can get different looks with one stamp.
Hugs Heather xxx

ink'n'rubba said...

what fabulous medallion cards you have created, love the soft shimmer on them. I have lots of medallion stamps but haven't made one in ages - maybe time to fish them out again! hugs, annie x