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Scallop Goes Medallion

Turn your Stampin' Up! Scallop Circle Punch into a Medallion Punch in 2 snaps.  Here's a quick tutorial plus a fun idea on how to color grosgrain ribbon with a Stampin' Up! marker for a little extra panache!

This card required no stamps and only one ink color, Real Red.  The Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper and this interesting layout from Splitcoast Stampers (see sketch diagram at the end of this post) keep things soft, pretty and simple.

It begins with a layer of Old Olive Striped Designer Paper followed by Old Olive card stock and a Bashful Blue card base.  I then cut rectangles from the coordinating flower pattern (conveniently on the flip side of the stripe) and rounded the corners with a Corner Rounder Punch.  TIP: The edges of both layers (excluding the card base) were sponged with Real Red.   This is a lickety split way to create depth without the need for an additional layer. 

Both the 1/4" and 5/8" grosgrain ribbon have a small edge which very easily accepts some tinting from a Stampin' Up! marker (and probably other brands but note that markers differ in terms of wetness and can bleed).  I used the large end to give this Old Olive grosgrain a subtle makeover, even the ribbon sheen is maintained through the marker color.  TIP:  Try a test on a small scrap first to make sure it doesn't bleed and get the "feel" down.   I use the small end to color white and vanilla. 

TIP:  Make a quick medallion with the Stampin' Up! Scallop Punch.  I first punched Real Red.   

Using some removable Scotch tape, attach the scalloped circle to a piece of scratch paper.  It acts as a handle for inserting in the punch.  TIP:  The punch will not cut through two layers of card stock so be sure you use scratch/copy paper.

Insert the scallop circle in the punch, rotating the punch to cut per the photo below.

It think this is such an amazing result!

Once the medallion was ready, I added an Old Olive Rub-On.  The beauty of rub-ons is the ease of perfect placement, even after punching.  Next followed an Old Olive Circle and Bashful Blue Scalloped Circle.  The edges are sponged in Real Red with a little dot "action" in the scallops.  The final touch is a Circle Rhinestone Brad for some splash.

Stamp Set:  None
Paper:  Summer Picnic (Occasions Mini Collection, 111355), Bashful Blue (105120), Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482)
Ink:  Real Red Ink Pad (103133) and Marker (100052)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Sponges (101610), Marvy Giga Scallop and Mega Circle Punches
The Perfect Touch:  Love & Happiness Rub-On (Sale-A-Bration, 111228), Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain (109054) Ribbon, Rhinestone Circle Brad (Ice, 109111)

Scallop/Medallion Idea Credit:  Dannie's Designs

Inkspiration:  Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC167

16 thoughts on “Scallop Goes Medallion”

  1. Just came across this on Pinterest! Beautiful card Mary! Odd to see you reference Splitcoast 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  2. The medallion is very cool! Just love those “Aha!” moments when it all comes together…Serendipity!

  3. Mary, you come up with the BEST ideas. Another way to use what is already my favorite punch. Do you know if SU is coming out with anymore punches?


    Hi Denise:

    I have almost all the Stampin’ Up! punches . . . it would kill my budget if they came out with more!!!!

    In any event, I certainly wish I knew what was on the horizon. So far no hints. The most info the demos will likely get “wind” of before the Fall-Winter catalog (release around Aug. 1), is the Previews catalog (a month before the customers get the Preview catty) . . . it typically showcases the new stamps rather than the new tools.

    I’m a tool maven so, frankly, I’m always anxious to get the whole catalog!

    Thanks for commenting.

    H & P


  4. I love the card. You are teaching me so many different ways to use my stuff. I am so impressed. I would rather stay home and try it this morning but have to go to work. Thanks Mary!!

  5. What a wonderful tutorial!!! I’m waiting for my scalloped circle to come and as soon as it does I want to try this!!!! Thank you!!!

  6. This card is wonderful…I saw that punch trick at a recent team meeting. Very clever! I tried colouring on the edge of white grosgrain just today…and it bled, even when I used the thin tip, trying to be careful. Do you have any suggestions?

    Hi Joan:

    Thank you for your comments.

    I have used the small tip on light colored ribbon successfully. However, it’s definitely trickier. You need to keep a very light touch. I used the large marker end on some vanilla once that turned into a big, bleeding splot!

    I assume you are coloring grosgrain and just the little ridge? Try a test area on another scrap piece until you get the feel for the right amount of touch 🙂

    Good luck and enjoy your day!


  7. Very nice, love the colors, ribbon edges and the medallion is great…I think I need that punch now:-)


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