Monday, April 30, 2012

Goodbye Gorgeous Medallion

Stampin' Up! is retiring a whole pile of stamps this year. A lot of stamps! On the one hand, I'm sad to see some go. On the other hand, it was needed. There are a lot of stamps in our catalogue that have been around for a very long time. With selling my house, I know how good a big purge feels. And I bet the folks at SU! feel the same way about this purge.

One of the stamps leaving us is the big Medallion. I'm going to miss this stamp a lot, but it has been around for 3 years and I know that SU! will have something even better for us in the new cattie :) I used this weeks Freshly Made Sketch for inspiration.

I'll also be doing this card at my Stamper's Group on Sunday. Do you love how the Medallion stands out on the card? I did the emboss resist technique and layered Soft Suede as well as Early Espresso inks. Hope my stampin' girls love it!

Tips & Tricks:

*I am so glad the the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die isn't retiring. I love it and the impact it makes on my projects. Fold the butterflies in half, layer them together and voila - a flittering butterfly :)
*I love the strips of the Adhesive Jewels. I don't use them enough but I thought that the strip of pearls would be just perfect for my butterfly ~ isn't it great?
*To add a bit of a vintage look to my card, I teased the edges of my Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock with my Bone Folder and pulled the layers apart. Stampin' Up! card stock is nice and thick so you can do this.

I really hope my stamper's group loves this card as much as I do. And my husband. And my daughter. But they may be a bit biased ;) 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Lesley said...

Wow, just so gorgeous Monica, love that butterfly and the medallion is always a favourite. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Tui Nathan said...

What a great take on our sketch Monica....I love that gorgeous layered butterfly and it works so beautifully here with the medallion!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy Hall said...

Beautiful card. Love the monochromatic color scheme. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Really pretty!! Love the pearls :)

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks ladies :)