Treasured Medallion

At last month’s card class, we used one of the hidden treasures in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalogue. A cling stamp set with such detail that stamps beautifully. This stamp set is perfectly used with lots of different techniques. For my class, I decided on the resist embossing technique.

We stamped the large mandala in versamark and heat embossed using clear powder. Misty Moonlight, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana were my chosen colours because I just love them together! Sponge daubers were used to softly add colour using a circular motion. I like to add colour gently, you can always add colour but if you go too dark at the beginning, you have no way to take the colour off.

Splatters of colour were added using Stampin’ Up Markers

We added some extra interest to the background of the card, adding splatters of colour. This is a cool way to add colour to your card. I used the large tip end of the Stampin’ Write Markers in Misty Moonlight and Coastal Cabana. I simply take the large end and flick it on the inside of the marker lid. Flicking it towards your card will put random splatters of colour on your background. A simple thing to do, love it or leave it but I choose to love it!

The sentiment, you are a treasure, was heat embossed in white on Misty Moonlight cardstock and cut using the Treasured Tags Pick a Punch. This awesome punch comes with 2 end options and will cut widths 1/2″, 3/4″ and 1″. This punch can be purchased on it’s own or bundle it with this stamp set to get 10% off.

I used this stamp set again for a birthday card but using a different technique.

Lately I have been having fun with the Stampin’ Blends and Isopropyl alcohol from Bunnings. If you haven’t already seen it, make sure you check out my previous blog using this technique. It is heaps of fun and I love the unpredictable nature of what your project will end up looking like. I used Misty Moonlight, Highland Heather and Just Jade blends here. I seem to be in a Highland Heather mood lately! I used these colour blends to colour onto vellum before spraying some isopropyl alcohol. When it was dry (which doesn’t take long), I heat embossed some gold on the vellum using the mandala stamp. I was hoping for a sunny day to make this shine in the photo but unfortunately, the sun forgot to get out of bed here today and this was the best I could do!

I hope that inspires you to use the Treasured Medallion stamp set. I am off to a craft retreat this weekend and I will be taking this stamp set with me. I love it when you find something you just love creating with.

Hope your weekend is a fun one, I am excited about a 2 night getaway to not have to plan dinners or wash everyone’s dishes or clothes. I can just craft to my hearts content for the whole weekend! Ahhh bliss!

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