Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour: Featuring the Medallion Background Stamp

Happy blog day! I'm Elaine Wright and my castle is near Clarksville, TN. If you live close by I'd love to meet you and stamp together.
Today I'm featuring the Medallion Background Stamp. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be one of the first stamps I would buy from the new catalog. I'm still thinking of new possibilities for it nearly every day!

For my first project I embossed the Medallion stamp on a sheet of the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper. I used a sheet that had a swirley design on it. I stamped in White Craft ink and sprinkled white embossing powder on it. This gives a very white image that stands out on the patterned paper so well. It was a quick and easy card, just stamp, sprinkle and emboss. Then stamp the get well sentiment on whisper white cardstock, punch with the Word Window punch then punch a Modern Label punch (don't you love that new punch???) out of Certainly Celery Cardstock and adhere with Stampin' Dimensionals. Quick and easy but really has impact.

Then it dawned on me that the clock stamp from A Sense of Time would look good stamped on top of the Medallion stamp. I also wondered if the Scalloped Circle Die would fit the stamp, they seemed close to the same size.

I cut the Scalloped Circle out first and then inked the stamp It is easier to stamp with the stamp laying on the table, rubber up and lay the paper onto the stamp with the background stamps. Using the brayer will make it easier and will protect your fingers from getting ink all over them.

When I laid the Scalloped Circle I had cut on the stamp I was pleased that, although it wasn't a perfect fit, it was very close. After stamping it I thought it would look better if I sponged gold ink around the edges so it wouldn't be so noticeable that the fit wasn't perfect.

I used the Bashful Blue DSP for the background of the card and a sentiment from A Sense of Time set also and punched it out with the Scalloped Oval punch. I thought the length of the White Organza Ribbon finished it off nicely.

I decided on a Red White and Blue (and yellow) color scheme for the next card. I stamped a piece of 5 7/8 X 5 7/8" Whisper White cardstock several times in Real Red ink with the Medallion stamp. I'm thinking it will make a great background for a scrapbook page too. I'm sure you will see one if you check back over the next week.

Again, I cut a Scalloped Circle from Whisper White cardstock and inked up the Medallion stamp with Night of Navy ink. I sponged the edges with Night of Navy too. Then I stamped the Medallion stamp in Real Red and Summer Sun. I cut the Real Red piece on the outside of the circles and punched the Summer Sun piece with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. I mounted the 3 pieces together but the middle screamed at me to add something there so I decided on Filigree Designer Brad.

I stamped a sentiment from the Heard From the Heart set in White Craft ink and embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I placed the strip on the bottom of the white with red stamped background paper. I tied a Real Red ribbon around it and included a bit of Night of Navy ribbon in the know. The Medallion stamped piece is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals and the whole piece is matted on Night of Navy cardstock on a 6X6" white card. It looked a little bare in the upper right corner where the Medallion stamp wasn't stamped so I sponged a little bit of Real Red ink in that corner so it wasn't so stark.

The last card is using the "rock and roll" technique. I knew this stamp would be perfect for this technique and I certainly wasn't disappointed! I applied Pumpkin Pie ink to the stamp and then hit the edges with Old Olive ink. This stamp is too big to rock and roll like usual so be prepared to get some lines from the ink pad on the wood. I guess you could put a little masking tape on the wood before doing this to protect it but I didn't think of it until it was too late. I'll be putting up pictures for this technique on Wednesday so you can see how I made this card.

I want to try a few other techniques with this stamp. I think it would be great for poppin' pastels and for the emerging color technique. I also stamped it on the lid of an explosion box and embossed it in Irridescent Ice Embossing powder that looked absolutely georgous. I'll show you that project soon too.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment to have a chance at blog candy. I have 3 rules for my blog candy; 1.) Leave a comment. 2.) Be sure to include your contact email and 3.) Please, no Stampin' Up Demonstrators. Lets save the goodies for our customers.

For my blog candy I will send all 4 cards featured as well as their envelopes. I hope you like to send hand made cards. I also have a little bag of other Stampin' Up! goodies to include with your blog candy. Good luck!

158 comments:

Lauren said...

I LOVE those last two cards! That seems a very versatile stamp that I just might have to get for myself... :)

Mike and Wendy said...

Wow. If it weren't for the BOM, I might not have much of a clue what the opening paragraph said! :)

Holly said...

Awesome cards. I love all of them. You do a great job of telling people how to do it.

Victoria S. said...

Love your cards. 1st timw on your blog. love the medallion stamp! Thanks for the chance to win!

akagreenhouse said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! Love them all! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
akagreenhouse at hotmail dot com

Diane said...

Just Diane here! But I had to tell you how CLEVER you were with the clock on top! It looks beautiful! Love all your cards!
Diane

Sandra said...

very nice! Thanks for all the inspiration!
Sandra

Jackie said...

Your cards are wonderful - thanks for the inspiration!

countrychicken said...

I do love that Medallion stamp, I can see using it to make background, using very little ink. Very perty!

gocanucksgo said...

Great cards and thanks for the tutorials. Keep up the fantastic work =)canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

Janice RR said...

The medallion is one of my favorites and I LOVE what you've done with it . . . isn't "experimetning" fun!!?? These are beautiful!

Verda said...

Great project and how smart you are to figure out that the clock stamp would work so well.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this Stamp to come to Australia! Thank you for sharing and for being so inspiring.

Liz
latham.4@bigpond.net.au

Anonymous said...

love how you have used the medallion stamp. I think your work has inspired me to add it to my collection.
Thanks
MJ
richinsmj@yahoo.com

Mariah Oliveira said...

Great cards. Love them.

Kate Cecil said...

I loved how you demonstrated the Medallion Stamp. It is one of my new favorites and I love your cards!!

Sandie said...

Gorgeous cards. Well done.

Luv Sandie (Australia)

Susan said...

Beautiful cards! I had forgotten about the rock and roll technique! Thank you for the great instructions.

lisa808 said...

I am so excited about the tour! You are my first stop and I love your samples. Thanks for the chance to win beautiful, handmade cards. lisawhs 808 at aol dot com.

craftyM said...

This was my number one favorite stamp in the new catalog. I haven't gotten it yet, but definitely will soon! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas to use it!
Marita
kmskfam@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely in love with the last card..the rock n roll technique using pumpkin pie...it makes the medallion look wonderful and you want to touch it. Thanks for the techniques
Katie
katiejf@cox.net

Doris said...

Love the cards. I've been thinking about this background stamp and now you've given me so many more ideas.

mamia said...

Great idea!

A Touch of SOL said...

You did a FANTASTIC job..I love your samples....My FAV is the last card...It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you. Looking forward to more works of art!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

LOVE the clock face!! What a gerat idea! Looking forward to following your work!

Susan Timmerman said...

Well...I am a SU demonstrator so I have no chance at the blog candy but I still had to leave a comment! I LOVE what you have done with this stamp! I just got my Medallion a few days ago so I haven't had a chance to use it just yet. You have inspired me!!! All I had thought to do was use it as a background! I was SO wrong!!!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

You have changed my mind about a medallion stamp. I'll have to give it a try. This Royal Blog Hop is going to be a blast, this is my first stop.

Sheila said...

I LOVE what you have done with the medallion stamp! I think I'll be purchasing that one! Thanks!
mscooper@bluemarble.net

Lynn said...

Love your cards - thanks for the opportunity to win!

Lola G. said...

That medallion stamp was one of the first things in the new catalogue to jump out at me. I really enjoyed the projects -- thanks so much for letting us visit your castle!

Lola G.
Lrerg@yahoo.com

Teri said...

Awesome! Good work on these cards. They are really beautiful. Thanks for the tips and techniques - oh and the chance to win!

Laura said...

Great work. I love this set.

C said...

Your ideas and beautiful examples have inspired me to the point i am going to go order that stamp asap!Thank you!
Cheryl
fam4farm@yahoo.com

Carolyn said...

these are gorgeous projects, this stamp will arrive at my house next week, I am so excited. thanks for sharing

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com
SU Demo

jmniffer said...

Wonderful ideas for using this BG stamp. It is moving up on my wish list. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

carpediem said...

Love this stamp and your cards! Thanks for offering the detailed instruction on how to replicate them!
laura j
email - ljseki at hotmail dot com

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Q said...

What beautiful cards! I really appreciated the how-to behind each - thank you for breaking the steps down.

StampingQ at gmail.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Great cards and thanks for the great ideas! I can't wait to see what the rest of the Royal Tour holds!
Mandas1610 at sbcglobal.net

Kim said...

love the clock card--wonderful techniques and beautiful cards--great ideas also.

kim at hancock dot net

Diana said...

Fabulous cards. Great creative stamper! TFS

TABray said...

Great colors! I love this stamp.

pam said...

Your cards are great. Love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

KellyRae said...

This is my favorite stamp from the new catalog and I'd love a chance to win your sample cards. Please enter me in your blog candy.

mail AT kellyrae DOT com

Caryl Williams said...

absolutely lovely! I didn't think I would like this stamp...I was wrong!

Jan said...

Love your card! I haven't tried the rock and roll technique - I really need to! Love the look! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Cyndi said...

Love how you used the medallion stamp. cbrequejo at aol.com

Anonymous said...

Elaine, I love the cards. You've made me want that stamp. I hadn't even thought about it before. mamahowe5@aol.com

Beth said...

Beautiful cards - thanks for a chance for candy! Beth
bethbeaty@earthlink.net

sandi maciver said...

great samples, thank you so much for sharing them with us.

dclouser said...

Love all the techniques you used with the Medallion stamp! Very inspiring.

Brandy said...

I wanted the medallion before but now I MUST have it! Gorgeous cards!
Thanks,
-Brandy
brandyc at tampabay.rr.com

LM said...

I love your cards and great techniques. You have done a great job of explaining what you did to create with this awesome stamp. I don't have it yet but I have had my eye on it!
Thanks for sharing...

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Your red, white, blue and yellow card is so striking.

Crystal said...

I love this technique and the colors you chose. Very nice cards!

kat said...

WOW! Look at all the comments! Blog candy will do that, right? I love what you did with the Medallion stamp. I'd kinda crossed it off my list cuz it's so big but now....

Michele Reed said...

Your cards are so pretty! I'm inspired to stamp!
Michele

windchase said...

What beautiful projects! The medallion stamp is more versatile than I thought it would be.

Sarita
windchase@shaw.ca

PunchDrunk said...

Gorgeous cards! I've had my eye on this stamp and you are cetainly helping to move it up my wish list :)

Robin said...

Elaine - I also live in Middle TN. Love your cards and the chance to win - how fun. I really like your explanation of how you did them. This stamp is great.

Robin
rdo1958 at charter dot net

Andrea said...

Lovely samples using the Medallion stamp - a must have now! Thanks for sharing...

Andrea
avalley at maine dot rr dot com

Julie A. said...

Hello Elaine-

You did a wonderful job with this stamp. I love all of your cards!

Thanks for the chance to win:)

thearvins@verizon.net

kwg8r said...

after seeing your cards, I'm going to have to get this stamp! Your rock n roll card ROCKS. Nice work.

kwg8r@hotmail.com

Nannette said...

Your projects are gorgeous! How creative is putting the clock inside the medallion! I didn't think I wanted the medallion stamp but now I really have to get it! Thank you!
nmderrick@embarqmail.com

Bogner's said...

You creations are absolutely stunning! I have eyed this stamp already in the catalog, but haven't purchased yet! Yet that is!
rabogner@cableone.net

Cindy said...

Love your samples! I wasn't sure if I wanted this stamp but you have inspired me! Thanks for the chance to win!
Cindy
randcgarner@msn.com

Little GTO said...

Fabulous cards! I love to make cards. I've been eyeing that medallian stamp. Guess I'm gonna have to get it now.
Thanks for enabling! LOL!
Sharon L

Little GTO said...

Oops! I forgot to leave email address. Silly me!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Cyndi said...

You've got me sold on the Medallion stamp! So versatile!

Joke said...

Hi there, what a beautifull creations with the medaillion. I hope that this stamp will come to europe, so I can purchase it. I will leave now for the next castle.
groetjes van Joke uit Nederland.(jokebosveld@chello.nl)

Ann said...

Elaine these samples are fantastic!!! I have this stamp on order and I can't wait to try the scallop circle with it!!

Anonymous said...

I've always been drawn to the medallion stamp, but I wouldn't have used it near as much as I will now. Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing

-Adrienne Collin
cgcollins@frontiernet.net

Susan Hackney said...

Great cards and I like that stamp too!

susan.hackney at gmail dot com

melany w said...

Hi Elaine! Glad you are kicking off the tour! Beautiful samples--really love the rock n roll. Saw your great card from Friday Fun Night, too...sorry I missed that!

Melissa said...

I hadn't really been impressed with the medallion stamp when I first saw it in the new catty, now your lovely samples have given me food for thought and it might just make it onto my "Do Want" list. :-)

Susan G said...

This looks like a great tour. Can't wait for all the stops. Your cards are lovely. Thanks for offering them as a prize.
geddiesusan@hotmail.com

loyaz said...

Wow - your samples are awesome and the blog hop is too fun. Thanks for this great opportunity.
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Stampin_melissa said...

What gorgeous cards! Thanks for the opportunity to win them! That medallion stamp is so very lovely!

Melissa.banian@gmail.com

Becky said...

Awesome medallion, great tutorial.

Brenda said...

I just love your cards. Unlike you, when I saw the medallion stamp I thought what would I do with this stamp. Wow!! You cured me of that. I believe this stamp set is next on the list of items to buy.
mickeymouse42bj@aol.com

Erika M. said...

Your cards are wonderful! I'm looking forward to continuing on the tour!

rush8888 said...

that medallion stamp in on my wish list! so many different looks! rush8888@att.net

lagene said...

I loved the timepiece over medallion! Very nice!
Lagene

Sherry Evers said...

Love your cards. I didn't like this stamp at first but it is growing on me! It's now on my wish list. severs40@comcast.net.

PS- I lived in Clarksville in my younger days!

Jackie said...

Your cards are so lovely - I can't wait to try out the medallion stamp. Thanks for the ideas.
jackiestamps9@yahoo.com

Tangii Crain said...

Elaine you did a great job showing the versatility of the stamp! Thanks for sharing!!

mrsworm@hotmail.com said...

I love how you took one stamp and made 4 totally different looks for your card's. You have really shown the versatility for this stamp. Thanks mrsworm@hotmail.com

Kathy Hamann said...

Lovely cards! Such a cute site.

Kathy Hamann said...

Forgot to leave my email. Khamann@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Your cards are awesome and a wonderful example of how one stamp can be used in so many ways! My email is sherry@delightfulhands.com . Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I really love what you did with the medallion stamp! Your designs are so versatile -- that medallion stamp is definitely a winner. Thanks for sharing!

Katie Johnson
dave-katie-ecom@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Always amazed by the many different takes on one stamp - each more beautiful. Well done!
rshute@twcny.rr.com

laurie said...

Very, very elegant. Each card is so different, even though the same stamp was used. You do great work.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the offer and I enjoyed your projects. I have order the medallion stamp and am awaiting its arrival. Thank you for the inspiration with this stamp. Have a great week!
Windy Ellard
mwellard@bellsouth.net

Bunny Larson said...

Wow! You are making me want to buy that stamp. Beautiful!

Bunny
bunny.larson@gmail.com

lovesmarilyn said...

WOW i love the cards!! that stamp set will be a big seller because you show so many ways you can use it. i need to see how to use it on a scrapbook page tho....

Veronica

familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

Deborah said...

Love the ideas - thanks for your creativity - I especially like the rock n roller techique.

quinn57 said...

You're right - that Medallion stamp is really versatile. I will have to add it to my "I want it" list. Thanks for all the great card projects and for starting us off on the tour.

E-mail contact -
m_clelland@telus.net

Marsha said...

These cards are beautiful. Love the medalion.

Beverly Kissler said...

First time visitor but I will be back. Your cards are awesome.

Anonymous said...

Love the medallion stamp. You are very talented.

MelissaMussyal@cox.net

Loves Paper Crafts said...

Your cards are beautiful! This is my first stop on the tour. This is so much fun!

Sandy

flemings@eastonteachers.org

luv2stamp2 said...

Hmmm.. looks like I might need that medallion stamp! :o) Great work!
Jeanne in Denver

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get the new medallion stamp. Your cards are very creative and I would like to try your techniques.

Thanks for sharing!

Diane
tdharris1@cox.net

amanda said...

I am completely in love with the medallion stamp now!!! Add another one to my LONG wish list! Thank you for your wonderful talent.

Amanda

Anonymous said...

Great cards with that medallion stamp. I'm not a demonstrator... Hugs from Michigan!
chrisd
cndomino@yahoo.com

CarolynC said...

I love all the cards. I love that
stamp too, you can use it when so
many different themes.

Leadonna said...

Beautiful cards, thou hast outdone thyself!

Bobbie said...

Love the cards. I'm going to try the blue

Anonymous said...

I love the embossed medallion on the DSP. Embossing is my favorite technique! :)
Shala
anastaciast@windstream.net

deborah345 said...

I am going to need that stamp. I have seen it a lot and like each item where the stamp was used. Thanks for all the beautiful inspiration.
deborah345 underscore 2 at yahoo dot com

Angela said...

Wow..over 115 comments! You go girl...as a loyal fan I just wanted to say how great I think your cards are! No blog candy needed!

melinda said...

Like your samples. This blog tour is fun. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

Melinda
hamiltondm@hotmail.com

Judi said...

Great use of the medallion stamp. I was looking for ideas so if I don't win the blog candy, I will case them all. TFS

Jenn - Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up said...

Beautiful cards!

B.J. said...

I just started stamping and am loving it. I love your techniques. It is fun to learn all the new things. Great cards!

jengd said...

I didn't see MUCH (though I did love the 1 example) in the medallion in the catty but the more I see it used, the more I MUST have it!

Thanks for the opportunity to win candy too! jgerwigdively@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love all the ways you used the medallion. Thanks for the chance to win!
-kt
ktyoung1@gmail.com

Sue said...

I absolutely LOVE the rock 'n roll version - it's a real beauty. You are very creative with your uses. What a versatile stamp. I just may have to order it. Thanks for sharing...

csgrecco@comcast.net

lillegs10 said...

I too love this stamp and all of the projects you have shown. I look forward to trying the rock and roll technique. LOVE the white embossed card!!!

lillegs10@ yahoo.com

Anne said...

Fun cards! I just put the medallion on my SU wishlist. Too much fun stuff in the new catty to get it all right now, although my demo might think otherwise ;-)

Karen said...

I really liked the example in the front of the SU catty using this stamp and was inspired by some of the examples you have (clock, white emboss).

lindaannga said...

Love that set!!! This one is on my wish list!! Thanks!!

Linda

lindaannga@ymail.com

Anonymous said...

Love this stamp and your cards.
ark_nyc at yahoo dot com

dawnd said...

Love this stamp! I have been wanting it but afraid I wouldn't know what to do with it - now I have some ideas - thanks so much! Love your blog!!

Dawn
dawndivinny@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Funny, the medallion was one of the first things that "grabbed" me as well!
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Tammy Q Howell said...

Demo here, but wanted to say how much I love your cards. Just ordered that set and can't wait to use it! Thanks for the tip aobut using the scallop circle Bigz Die. I will be trying that!

Michele said...

I love all the cards! I especially like the fact that you incorporated so many different ideas into one product. I always have a hard time trying to decide if I should order something because I don't know if I will have that many uses for it. You definately proved it can be done!

Michele said...

Forgot my email address:

Michele.L.Turner@dom.com

DJD said...

I love all of the different options for that stamp! Thanks for sharing
email:djdkelly@comporium.net

Home with the Holland's said...

I love your different uses for that one stamp!

aliciacholland@gmail.com

Krista said...

I love that new stamp! Thanks for sharing.
Krista
kbaldwin@powercreative.com

Audrey said...

I love how the medallion stamp looks on designer paper on that first card! Just beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!
Audrey B.
Phil4v4 at gmail dot com

Carolyn said...

madalions are so rare and such a delight; and you have done them such justice. royal tour has been such fun, thanks for participating and sharing with us gvcv_paws@mchsi.com

Beth F. said...

Beautiful cards!
Beth F.
stampinbeth@msn.com

cmmartindale said...

Love your cards :) Thank you for the beautiful ideas!

Christine Martindale

cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

joanne said...

Hello from Florida. Your demo of the medallion makes me want to purchase it from my demo here in Seminole. great job! jdgilch@msn.com

Becca said...

That stamp is #1 on my list from the new catalog as well. Love it!
beccawaege @ yahoo dot com

mjjjjtw said...

Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!! The blog tour is really neat and such fun! Thanks for showing as so many different ways to use different stamps -- it has added alot more on my want list -- Thanks again for your BEAUTIFUL CARDs and I can't think of a better Blog Candy! mjjjjtw@yahoo.com

Cr8ive ME said...

what gorgeous cards.

and what a wonderful idea to do 4 tours in 1.

thanks for the great card ideas.

cr8iveme_at_gmail.com

M.E.

Bonnie said...

I love the medalion stamp and your inspiration is WONDERFUL
Thanks,
Blbayes@hotmail.com

Hope said...

These are beautiful cards esp the 3rd one. Thanks for sharing!

Hope Cottrell
hopecottrell@gmail.com
customer

Boo said...

I LOVE the medallion stamp and ALL your ideas!!

my email: sls1219@aol.com

Thanks again from Mississippi!!
Sue

Denise Pitzen said...

The medalion stamp is due to arrive at my house any day & you have given me more beautiful ideas, but it would be much easier if I won the blog candy!
Thanks,
Denise
denisepitzen@hotmail.com

Kimber said...

I love your blog and your work!! Great cards and so much fun!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Kimber Dunn Kindle
KraftyK_here2play@yahoo.com

Kathy Salameda said...

this stamp is at the top of my must buy list - especially after this tour

love how you used this background stamp

Kathy Salameda
kathyangel@comcast.net

beth b said...

I loved the medallion stamp the first time I saw it. Thanks for the great ideas! beth babsqt@ aol.com

Nancy L. said...

really cute cards
fellsmeresun@bellsouth.net

Colleen K. said...

Your blog is great with so many awesome ideas.

Alicia C said...

Great use of that Medallion stamp! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Alicia C
arcrr(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Lynda B said...

I love your cards and I know I need this stamp. Thanks for sharing!

Lynda B
barney595@yahoo.com

jaclynnmarie said...

These projects are AWESOME!!!
Jackie Pritchett
jaclynnmarie@yahoo.com

cinmfoster said...

I'm loving that stamp more and more, Great projects thanks for sharing
Cindy F
cinmfoster at aol dot com

Karen said...

Elaine, You make me want to get the medalion stamp. I love the red, blue and yellow one. Great blog. Karen Karpu8@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Loved your projects, especially the red and blue medallions. Thanks for the chance to win. Joyce Loy @ alloy4@pa.net

Anonymous said...

Great work with this set. Thanks for sharinig. Mary Jo mdmjtaylor@msn.com

Brenda Marshall said...

Love your projects Elaine! TFS, Brenda