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.
TIP: 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.
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.
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