Monday, 14 March 2011

Off the edge ....

.... so the challenge over at Less is More this week is to make a one layer card with the theme that part of the stamp/image should be off the edge of the card.  Oh, and there's the additional requirement that we do not use score lines.

Now, one of my all time favourite stamps and one I've used many, many times since I got it, is the beautiful medallion stamp from Stampin' Up!  So I decided to use the stamp again - and I made two cards!!

The first card is a thank you card to everyone for all the kind and caring comments left for me and my family following my sister's sudden death recently. 



I decided to use green for a fresh, bright and hopeful feel.  The base card is slightly textured giving a subtle pattern to the image.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Medallion;  Waltzingmouse - Rescue Remedies Additions
Inks: Kaleidacolor - Fresh Greens

The second card is slightly smaller, but still square, and is pearly white.  And this can be used for any occasion, but I have a friend in mind!!  I really like the soft pastel colours on this card.



Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Medallion;  Waltzingmouse - Roses in Bloom
Inks: Kaleidacolor - Pastel

And to show you just how much I like the medallion stamp - here are a few of the Christmas cards I made with it in 2009!


Medallion stamp (SU) - Snowmen and greeting - Elusive Images

Medallion (SU) - Acetate stripe (not sure where I got this one)

Medallion (SU) on to which I layered a Kanban topper

I made quite a few more - but I think this is enough to be going on with.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get around all the cards on last week's challenge and this week - but as there are so many - it may take a while :)  I'm beginning to get back to my craft room, so hopefully I'll have another card to share with you tomorrow!  Bye for now.

30 comments:

Chrissie said...

That's certainly a great stamp Deborah and I can see that you obviously love it! What super cards. Of the two that you have added for us, I think that the green is my favourite.
Great to see your latest work, see you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicky said...

Deborah these cards are wonderful, I love the different colour ways you created. I do think a medallion stamp works beautifully for this weeks theme

Lovely take on the theme
x
Vicky

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Deborah, great stamp and beautiful cards, I can see why you have used the gorgeous medallion it's a stunner :0) xxx

Kathyk said...

That is one beautiful and versatile stamp and although my personal and purplicious preference is toward your second example they are all lovely.

Kathyk

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards in both colours :o)
Jackie xx

Jo said...

These are two beautiful cards Deborah and I can see why you love that stamp - it's gorgeous. I love both colourways, couldn't pick a favourite. Jo x

Stamps and Paper said...

I just love this stamp...lovely cards Debs.

ANne

Mandi said...

Hi Deborah
What stunning cards, love the shaded ones
I too have this stamp its fabulous!
Thanks foe entering
mandi
"Less is More"

ThinkInk Creative said...

I love green and you coloured it in so well. Brayer?

Thanks for sharing more inspiration, too. What a great idea - your cards and sharing...so should really be great "ideas". I just got this SU stamp and nearly used it for this challenge (read: I haven't used it yet!).

cheers,
Malyn
ThinkInkCreative

Vicky Hayes said...

This is such an eye-catching image and, as you have so capably shown, you can get loads of different looks with it! (Loving the Christmas scene in the centre of the medallion!) Both LiM cards are lovely but my favourite is that gorgeous green one!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work Deborah, I love the stamp you have used, so versatile and can be used for many occassions.

Liza x

Paula said...

Such a useful stamp this one & I love your green card - a real stunner.
i saw some Stampin' Up products at the Artstamps Wales show & was well impressed.
Take care
Paula (PEP)

Lesley said...

This stamp is still on my wishlist and you've reminded me why!!! Gorgeous card and love the rich colours.

Zoƫ said...

What a great advert for this fab stamp with all your beautiful interpretations of it. I love the fresh greens. Cheerful. Zx

Susan said...

Deborah, these cards are beautiful! I LOVE that stamp and have "almost" ordered it several times! Now I wish I had!! It really is versatile..as you have so clearly shown!

Rosemary said...

wow!! what beautiful cards!! i really love the green one.. the medallion stamp is a fav of mine... i love to stamp off the edge with it!

Sasha said...

Lovely cards! Really vibrant and lush.

Maria said...

Gorgeous medallion stamp cards! The colors are so pretty! Am sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your sister...hugs...take care!

Bea said...

Beautiful images - the inkpads you have used give a beautiful effect.
Sorry to hear of your bereavement.

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous colours on these cards and such a perfect stamp for this challenge. So sorry to hear the sad news about your sister. Big hugs for you.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow these cards are beautiful, that stamp is gorgeous,
Kevin xx

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, these are all fantastic, don't you just love that medallion?

Linby said...

I nearly used this stamp - I love it too. Thanks for sharing you past makes some good ideas there.
Great cards.
Linbyx

My name is Wynneth said...

Lovely cards, I my favourite is the green one as I just love the fresh colours.
hugs
wynneth
x

Aileen said...

Your green card is so vibrant. Fab image. x

Jenny said...

Lovely card and I love the colours too x

Linda said...

Deborah two of my fav colourways Beautiful cards. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too xxx

Stella said...

You used this stamp in so many different ways and each and every card is stunning.
I am in love with the first card of this post. The shades of green are breathtaking; love it!

choupynette said...

one word: wow! beautiful card, colouring etc...

Suze Bain said...

Gorgeous cards Deborah. Have to say the green is my favourite, such a bright, zingy colour.

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