Pretty Medallion – Just Because

Happy Tuesday and a few more challenges: Hand Stamped Sentiments (#393) and Facebook Case-ing Tuesday challenge (#364)

Over at Use Your Stuff (#452), the Mood Board had lots of elements.  I gravitated to the Watercolor and the Flower images and those influenced my choice to use a few watercolor techniques and select the Pretty Medallion stamp set.

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock.
  • Side Panel: (3” x 5½”) Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
    • Water-coloring Process
    • I started with a full sheet (5” x 7”) and wet both sides of the paper with a water-filled Stampin’ Spritzer to minimize paper curling on a water-resistance craft mat.
    • I added Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis inks direct from pad to the Stampin’ Up! Clear Block “I”.
    • The Block was lightly spritzed with water and pressed into the wet watercolor paper for a wet-on-wet technique.  To cover the surface, I did this twice.
    • The inks were allowed to blend creating the dreamy coloring.
    • You can leave your paper to dry naturally or you can speed up the process by using a Heat Tool, which I did.
    • Once dry, I used my craft Toothbrush and flicked water over the painted surface to get a slight splatter effect.
    • Stamping Process
    • As the Pretty Medallion stamp is large, I chose to use the Stamparatus Positioning Tool.
    • The water-colored paper was placed in the Stamparatus and secured with low tack tape in addition to the magnets.
    • The paper surface was patted down with the Embossing Buddy to remove any static.
    • Versamark ink was added to the stamp and then the stamp was pressed to the watercolor paper.
    • The watercolor paper was carefully detached and then heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The stamped watercolor panel was then trimmed to (3” x 5½”).
  • Accent Strip: (⅝” x 5½”) Orchid Oasis cardstock off-cut added to the right of the watercolor panel.
  • Sentiment Label Accent Mat: (2⅝” x ⅞”) Basic White cardstock scrap.
  • Sentiment Label: (2½” x ¾”) Highland Heather cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Just Because, from the True Beauty stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and also heat set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The Label and the Mat were adhered together, and a bit of White Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the bottom edge.

All of the elements were arranged to resemble the sketch and the sentiment was popped up with Dimensionals.

A little bit of ink and some water can be used to create some really pretty background papers. My tri-color background turned out very nice and looks so nice behind the Medallion.

When creating a simple stamped card using just ink, paper and stamps, the possibilities are endless.  Using techniques like watercolor and a bit of heat embossing are just a few tricks that can easily be used to create a WOW card.

To that effect, I am entering this card to both the Happy Little Stampers July Watercolor Challenge and the Stampin’ Up! #SimpleStamping July Challenge.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

4 thoughts on “Pretty Medallion – Just Because

  1. Gorgeous, Jolanda – that delicate medallion came out PERFECT! Love the color washes here, perfect way to play our colors! Beautiful!

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  2. Wow and wow!! I love the look of the waterwash, and the delicate medallion. What an elegant card, and with a fitting design as well. Thank you so much for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor challenge!

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