The Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week is "Anything Goes". It is always fun to have free rein to jump in with whatever strikes your fancy. I used Hero Arts Etched Medallion to create this card.
When I started to work on this card, I had decided that I wanted to mount the medallion so that it displayed through a circular opening, so the first thing I did was to create a background for the medallion. I used three colours of Distress Ink and my sponge daubers to create a mottled, gradual colour transition from Bundled Sage to Broken China and finally to Seedless Preserves on watercolour paper. When I was happy with the colour transition, I misted it with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls to give the whole thing a metallic sheen. I set that aside to dry and stamped the medallion three times with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Solar White Neenah cardstock. I coloured the three layers with Copic Markers, adding a touch of white pencil crayon to highlight the top 2 layers. I curled the edges of each layer to add dimension before mounting them one atop of each other and adding a button to form a 3D centre. I cut a 3 and 7/8ths inch circular opening in a 5 inch square piece of Iris Hero Arts Layering Paper, then added a thin black circle inside of that to add a little extra contrast. I used another piece of Iris paper to create a 5 and 1/4 inch square card base, mounted the background paper to that, and then mounted the square with the cut out onto that with dimensional adhesive. I added the medallion inside of the circular cut out, and finally added a sentiment on a thin strip of coordinating paper. My final touch was to add a small Swarovski crystal on either side of the sentiment.
Until next time,