Monday, April 23, 2007

More square steps medallion cards

When I posted my tutorial a couple of days ago, I only had time to take photos of the technique and I didn't actually have time to create a card with the medallion I created. Well, today I decide to remedy that, and since I used the winter themed sheet of the four seasons designer paper, I figured I could make a card with the medallion and make a holiday card to fulfill my New Year's resolution!

So here is the card I created with the medallion from the tutorial. Instead of the spring bouquet punch, I used the snowflake punch along with the 1 1/4" circle punch to create the center of the medallion. I then added a snowflake that I punched out of the same designer paper with the 1/2" circle punch for the center of the navy snowflake and added a bashful blue brad in the very center just for good measure. To add more interest to the card I used the double rectangle punch to create holes through which I threaded white grosgrain ribbon. I stamped the bashful blue base with the linen background stamp inked up with bashful blue ink and I added the greeting from the Snowflakes set (one of my favorites!). I'm quite pleased with the end result -- what do you think?

Of course, the reverse side of the medallion is really just as cool. So for my next card I decided to use this reverse side. Continuing with the snowflake motif, I once again used the snowflake punch with the two circle punches to create the centers for my three medallions. I thought these were decorative enough in themselves, so I added a simple sentiment made with the Everyday Flexible Phrases set (get it for 20% off this month only) and left it at that. Again, I'm pretty pleased with the results (What, twice in one day? Call the psychologist -- this may be a breakthrough --LOL!) but I'd love to know what you all think.


Tracy said...

Diane~You should absolutley be pleased with the turn out of these cards they are awesome! Can't wait to try out some of these medallions. Hoping to get some time stamp tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

The reverse side does look just as cool. I had fund with these medallions yesterday!

Merveilleuse said...

I absolutely LOVE this technique, and the cards you have made.

I can't wait to get this punch and start trying it out.

Nancy Murlick said...

Winter???? Haven't we had enough of it already? I ma ready for sun. LOL

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love these medallion cards. Now that the square step punch is retired, I keep forgetting to use it.