Friday, April 16, 2010

Earth Elements Medallion

I'm so excited about Stampin' Up!'s Color Renovation... but I do want to make use of some of the retiring colors before they fade into oblivion. I demo'd this card (which features Ruby Red, Cameo Coral and Creamy Caramel) at a workshop this week, using the Poppin' Pastels technique to color the Medallion stamp.

This technique never fails to impress. What could be easier and pack such a wow? Just in case you've never tried the Poppin' Pastels technique, here's a quick run down: stamp your image in VersaMark ink, use a sponge dauber to add pastel (chalk) color of your choice, moving dauber in a circular motion until the desired color depth is achieved. If you haven't already, you gotta give it a try! I showed it to my kids and they just stood there with their mouths open. Jevin said, "Wow! It's like magic!" I said, "That's right - Mommy's magic. Don't forget it!" LOL!

Well, I'm wrapping up this week and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend. 'Bye for now!

Stamps: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: VersaMark, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, sponge daubers, Modern Label punch, Vintage Brads, Very Vanilla satin ribbon


BarbaraAx said...

Love this card! I've been following your blog for a while and really like your style. Thanks for introducing me to a new technique (well, new to me).

Karen said...

I love this card, I tried it at home and it's beautiful. Everything you do on your blog is just so great. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with the rest of the world.

Emily said...

Gorgeous Jen!! I want to try that technique. I think that was the one you used in the Vintage Vogue class that I didn't make it to. I love that card you did and the colors you chose for it.

Cheryl in Texas said...

I love the versatility of this stamp. Your version is very pretty. I will definitly be casing you!