Retirees Spotlight: Medallion Emboss Resist & Sneak Peek

Can you believe that the Medallion background stamp is retiring? It is definitely one of my favorites—so elegant and versatile! I love combining it with the emboss resist techique. It is fun to do with the Clear Embossing Powder, so your background design shows through, but today, I tried using White Embossing Powder for a different effect on my Two Cool cards.

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My first card reminds me of a beautiful sunset! I stamped the Medallion onto Whisper White card stock, then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Next, I sponged on some of the retiring In Colors, beginning in the center and working outward: Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, and Peach Parfait. It's so bright and gorgeous!

The card front is embellished with retiring Concord Crush Poly-Stitch Ribbon, and a retiring brad from Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads.

Sneak Peek: Check out the "congratulations" sentiment! It's from a new stamp set called Bitty Banners and it coordinates with new Bitty Banners Framelits! OOooohh! Too Cool!

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Here's another version of the same basic design, this time in all neutral colors and stepped up a bit!

After embossing the Medallion on white, I sponged on Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake ink for the resist. Next, I stamped the retiring French Filigree background in Chocolate Chip and wiped away the excess ink with a tissue.

The center of the medallion image is layered with a Soft Suede retiring Triple Blossom Bouquet Punch.

Paper-Wrapped Brad—I dressed up the center with a retiring 5/8" Jumbo Neutrals Brad that's wrapped with retiring Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper. Doesn't it look like a fabric button? Simply cut out a 1-1/4" square piece of decorative paper, mist with water and wrap around the front of the brad. It will dry and stay in place without adhesive!

I wrapped the card front with retiring Chantilly Crochet Trim.

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