Alas, it's Sunday night and I'm dreading the work thing tomorrow! So in usual fashion, I've buried myself in my craft room trying to escape from thoughts of the work week and created this card for two challenges.
I seldom do one card for two challenges but it just worked out that way with this one. The colors are for the Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC50 - White, Green and Melon. The wonderful sketch that I followed is compliments of Priscilla at Midnight Madness MMSC74.
When I saw the MMSC74 sketch, I thought of this stamp creation. Can you believe this is created from one single stamp?! Well it is! It's a stamp from Holly Berry House that I saw demonstrated at a craft show this summer. I had intended to do just this with it - a single statement/focal point for Christmas cards. Thanks to Julie Ranae at the Play Date Cafe, I'm getting an early start on my cards! The green and white ornate panels are a digital stamp from Sugar Creek Hollow - a new one from the Christmas image release.
This picture shows the layers achieved with this single stamp. To create this effect, you stamp the image on different colors of cardstock and cut out each layer following a variety of cutting lines. Truly the sky is the limit on how many unique medallions you can create with the one stamp. Here I chose three varying shades of green and three varying intensities of melon. In all, there are eight layers to created this medallion. Not difficult, just a lot of cutting. In the end, it looks very dramatic and has a grand presence on a card.
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P.S. Those who visit my blog regularly will notice I've changed my look for Fall. I haven't given up on my cherries theme - just retiring it until next spring. All the papers and embellishments used to create this blog look were purchasing through Shabby Miss Jen designs. A link to the SMJ website is on my left sidebar.
Stamps - Sugar Creek Hollow "Christmas Plaque"; Holly Berry House "1343L"
Paper - Papertrey Ink White, Melon Berry, Avocado; SU Poppy, Regal Rose, Olive, Celery
Accessories - Glitter stickers, red pearl brads from Recollections; Spellbinders "In Spades" die (ribbon embellishments), Cuttlebug embossing folder