Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Mixed Bunch medallion card

There's a sketch challenge at Less is More this week and it is just the sort of sketch I love - very clean and minimalist with just a circle or square and a sentiment in a huge white space.

I have lots of exciting new stamp sets sitting on my desk from the new mini catalogue which has just been released. It was a question of which one to use... and it ended up being the gorgeous Mixed Bunch!



The set contains a variety of flower images and the large ones coordinate with a punch to make cutting them out easy peasy, but the moment I saw the set I wanted to do some emboss/resist with one of the small flowers.



I've got a thing about making chipboard-style embellishments at the moment and this circle was ideal for the treatment! It's easy to do - I just punched out five or six Early Espresso circles and glued them together in a stack.



Before sticking the stamped image on the top I clear embossed the surface to give it an enamelled look. I rather like the effect - you could make jewellery using this technique!

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, 
Ink: Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Card stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Other: Versamark, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

My daughter has just seen a Christmas card I made for the Rudolph Day challenge over at Sandra's blog. "What? Are you making Christmas cards already?" she said. "It's for Rudolph Day," said my youngest son who likes to keep up with my activities in Blogland. "Rudolph doesn't need a day every month!" said my daughter scathingly. "It's not as if he's a Nobel Prize winner or anything is it?" She's a bit touchy because she's doing her exams at the moment so we'll let her off but honestly, does guiding Santa's sleigh mean NOTHING to her?!

I'll be back tomorrow for Three Minute Thursday with another card made with Mixed Bunch - a fast one this time. Do come and have a look if you have a minute.

Hugs,




61 comments:

  1. This is STUNNING!
    Say no more!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Just gorgeous Vicky....love your centre piece its stunning

    Anne

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  3. Love the way you have done the stacking, wonderful idea, making such a beautiful card.
    Jose

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  4. Great card - the white flowers and embossing makes the design really stand out!!

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  5. Vicky
    You have so many good ideas! I always make sure to look at your new posts to see what you have come up with. I have clear-embossed stampbord with good effect before, but never thought to make my own "chipboard". Do you ever run one-day workshops? I'm in Redhill, Surrey, but it would be worth the journey!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Helen x

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  6. Vicky
    Your idea is great. Lovely medalion.
    Marina

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  7. Hi Vicky I love your chipboard style medallion. It's absolutely beautiful!! Sarah xx

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  8. LOVE your embellishment Vicky. Fab! xx

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  9. Yet another fabulous idea Vicky. I love this embellie, both the image and colours are beautiful.

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  10. Love it! I am going to have a go at this technique...as they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
    Louise x

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  11. Oooh this is so classy - and you are right it would look so nice hanging around my neck! - Jacqueline xx

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  12. This is lovely Vicky and so different ! I love the colours and it does look enamelled; this would look good on chipboard letters to spell someones name on a card. Actually the sky's the limit , thanks for sharing !
    Jane x

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  13. Wowser! This is so beautiful Vicky - I could see it being a necklace.
    Tara x

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  14. This is very beautiful. Can you give more directions on how to make that lovely image, however?

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  15. It's all about time constraints Susie - and not wanting to bore anyone! But perhaps I'll do a tutorial at some stage. Vx

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  16. Fabulous work, Vicky, and such a brilliant take on the LIM challenge x

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  17. When I looked at your card Vicky it reminded me of a paperweight and in the first photo it really looks 3d. x

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  18. WOW - that's a STUNNING CAS card. Top marks xxx

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  19. Gorgeoous stamping Vicky - LOVE the resist stamping & clear embossing :)

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  20. This is just gorgeous Vicky - I've been drooling over this stamp and punch set!!!!

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  21. Hi Vicky,
    I love your card and the wonderful close ups. I absolutely adore the enamelled effect that you achieved with the clear embossing. At your request, I have posted a close up of my Madonna card and the Crystal Ballz glass beads.
    Cheers,
    Carol

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  22. I love this Vicky, the medallion looks wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. Woohoo, this is a winner for sure! What a cool technique!

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  24. This is gorgeous, Vicky! I love your chipboard circle and the glossy finish is beautiful. Ann

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  25. Hi Vicky, this is so beautiful it looked at first glance like it was a ball placed in a hole!!!, love the effect and the colours are lovely

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  26. Amazing Vicky! Fabulous idea - the embossing looks awesome - when I first saw the pic I thought you'd used an enamelled tile! Tute please!!!

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  27. This is just gorgeous Vicky. I love the technique. The layers of color and embossing look fabulous.

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  28. Amazing texture - fabby use of the stamp too. Looks like a piece of jewellery, Jo x

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  29. What a great idea! I love it!
    Beautiful!!
    Debby

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  30. Wow, Vicky that is really amazing. You tell it is easy, but it looks very stunning. Is this a style of extrem-embossing? Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Hugs Claudia

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  31. gorgeous depth and fabulous embossing gloss and great take on the sketch
    Hugs Kate xx

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  32. GORGEOUS! Love the entire effect of this card.
    Lynn

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  33. Wow, that embellishment is unreal! Love it, and I definitely agree that you could make jewellery with it - I would wear that every day of the week! M x

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  34. Wow, I love that beautiful stamped embellishment so much! It is a jewel!!!
    Ellen XX

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  35. Wow Vicky this is gorgeous!!!!
    M x

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  36. Stunningly gorgeous, Vicky! It reminds me very much of an enamelled pendant I had many years ago. I have been inspired! Thank you x

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  37. Wow, Vicky, this is gorgeous! Glossing it up was genius!

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  38. Hi Vicky, thanks for stopping by, your card with that super chipboard embellishment is so different, lovely creation! Ruby x

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  39. Wow, Vicky this is stunning.
    Lynne xxx

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  40. Fabulous card. I can see I will have to get hold of some new stamps soon.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments.
    hugs Kimx

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  41. I love this card! This process gives a superb rendering.
    Just beautiful!

    Thank you for the nice comment.

    Daen'Ys ♥

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  42. Hi Vicky! Wow, I love this card. The circle, stamped & embossed is very beautiful ! Thanks for your kind comment at my blog & have a great day ! Shirley

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  43. Absolute perfection. I love everything about this - wow!
    Cheers, Karen

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  44. What a fabulous centrepiece Vicky, at first glance I thought it was domed but it's your fabulous stamping!
    Val x

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  45. This is so gorgeous! I love the emboss resist chunky layer!

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  46. Awesome!!! Love the colours. Helen (Sydney)

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  47. Wow wow wow Vicky only you could make such a simple card so stunning and thanks for the tip on making the chipboard Luv Sue x

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  48. Oh my goodness what a lot of scrolling to get to the comment box...I think that says how wonderful your card is!!!
    I cannot believe the circular design is flat! it looks convex to me on the first photo :0)
    Love the gorgeous flowers Vicky...it really is jaw dropping :0)
    Jenny x

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  49. Wow what a stunner, such a fabulous dynamic card simply amazing. The colours are glorious against the crisp white background. Wishing your daughter every success with her exams.

    Marie

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  50. Lovely card, the colours are fab.

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  51. This is genius - I'm going upstairs to case it right now!!!

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  52. A very stylish card. A winner on every level. I will be trying this techique myself.

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  53. Vicky, this is stunning! I love the dark base from using the Early Espresso card and your stamping is gorgeous!

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  54. Vicky - I've cased this card (several times) and they will appear on my blog on Friday morning. Thank you soooo much for the inspiration - beautiful results!

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  55. Actually, the cased cards appeared today (scheduling error on my part) - here's a link if you're interested:

    http://ardythpr.blogspot.ca/2012/05/something-completely-different.html

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x