Just Add Ink #27 - Sketch Challenge

Graphic Medallions

Hi there

If you are after a Christmas card that is quick, simple and elegant, this one might be for you. It was inspired by this creation from the lovely Kristine Thompson

I have used the Medallion background stamp as the centrepiece of a 14cm square white textured card. It has been stamped in Versamark on Whisper White and then heat embossed with 'Rich Red' embossing powder which is also a perfect colour match for Real Red card stock. To give it a Christmas twist the centre has been covered with a Whisper White circle and then a Real Red circle cut slightly smaller with the Circle Scissor Plus. The sentiment has been white embossed and then covered with Versamark and Dazzling Diamonds glitter which I've set with some hairspray. I like the simplicity and graphic style of red and white and this one hits you in the eye! It is difficult to show the glitter in the photograph, but it looks great IRL! The details are below.   


Card Details


Medallion Background, All-Year Cheer I (Retired)

Cardstock & Papers

Textured White, Real Red, Whisper White




Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


Rich Red (not SU) and White embossing powder, Heat gun, Circle Scissor Plus, 1¾”Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Embossing Buddy

While away on our girls stamping weekend  last week we visited a papercraft shop (as you do J) and I found some embossing powder called 'Cabernet Sparkle'.  It is a perfect colour match for Rich Razzleberry so I couldn't resist trying it out on the Medallion.  I have tried to photograph this to show some of the sparkle, but with limited success as it is very gloomy in Melbourne today.  The sentiment is from Occasional Greetings which has been embossed in silver, punched out and popped up in the centre - it can't get simpler!


Have a great Friday!


Christine Blain

Ooh, that new embossing powder is GORGEOUS!!

Christine H

Love both your cards Judy...so elegant.

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