Mojo Monday Medallion

Stampin up medallion mojo monday

Welcome to another Mojo Monday (MOJO104).  This sketch called for all things round . . . a perfect opportunity to use my Stampin' Up! Circle Punches (1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4" and Scallop Circle) and play with these Pumpkin Pie flower brads. 



Stampin up medallion skirt inspiration

  • I find lots of inspiration from home d?cor and fashion magazines.  The colors and style of today's card were dictated by the skirt from a clothing catalog (above).
  • Popping out a contrasting color for the Medallion is a snap using Stampin' Up!'s 1 3/4" Circle Punch.
  • Stampin up flower designer brads Make brad alignment a breeze.  I use my Mat Pack Template and a Paper Piercer to "set" my holes before popping in the brads.

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Stampin up medallion mojo monday close up Stamps:  Medallion Background (115223), Matchbox Messages (113800)
Paper:  Perfect Plum Designer Series Paper (112158), Perfect Plum (101437), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Old Olive (100702), Always Artichoke (105119)
Ink:  Perfect Plum (101437), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Always Artichoke (105219)
Cool Tools:  Circle Punches:  1 1/4" (104403), 1 3/8" (104401), 1 3/4" (112004), Scallop Circle (109043),  Mat Pack (105826), Paper Piercer (116631)
The Perfect Touch:  Circle Rhinestone Brads (109111, Ice), Flower Designer Brads (112579), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. I love your colors, its beautiful. I missed this Mojo and hope to do it soon. I love the layout!!!

  2. I need to shop at a splashier fashion store to find your kind of inspiration! Time to ditch the black/white/grey look! squishy hugs to my fav. artist.

  3. Thanks for the suggestion, Cheryl. I’ll have to try that. If any of my readers have tried this (or do before I do), let me know how it works for you! Hugs, M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  4. Cheryl McAskill

    Mary, I also learned that if you use veramark first on the stamp and then ink it, the stamp gets full coverage of the ink.No blotchiness. Good luck.

  5. I love the card and the color combination!

  6. Wow I love what you did with this awsome card!!!

  7. I really like your card Mary. Beautiful colours.

  8. Love the colors!

  9. You did a beautiful job capturing the essence of the photo! Love the colors!

  10. Hi Pat:

    I turn my background stamps rubber side up. I then open my ink pad and pat and slide the ink on the rubber until the coverage looks thoroughly and even. You can usually tell if an area isn’t inked up. I carefully lay the cardstock on the inked stamp and use a piece of scratch paper on top of the whole thing. Holding everything firmly in place, I rub the entire area of the card stock (below the scratch paper). Carefully remove the stamped card stock so that you don’t bump any areas and cause a naughty little splotch! it should work well this way . . . if it’s a solid image stamp, try using one of SU’s sanding blocks to rough it up a bit (be gentle). That can eliminate pooling.

    Hugs, Mary

  11. Lovely card! Love the color too.
    Do you have any hints for inking the Medallion stamp or other background stamps to get good coverage? I sometimes get a rather splotchy looking print. Thanks

  12. Where do you pull these designs and color choices from so quickly! Geez! It’s like you’re a never ending fountain of creativity. Now that I actually OWN the medallion, I’m going to have to try and use it in something!


  13. great colors m!! love it!

  14. Wow! This is just spectacular, Mary! I love the bold color combo and the layering on the medallion is beautiful.

  15. Melissa Young

    The colors are especially inspiring! Love those brads!

  16. Love the colors in this card! Absolutely beautiful job on all counts–colors, stamps, details, etc.

  17. It’s one of my favorites, too . . . . Hugs, M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  18. Brilliant idea. Thanks 🙂

    Hugs, M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  19. LOL. I didn’t order the skirt . . . very pricey. Hugs, M

    Mary Fish, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
    Stampin’ Pretty
    6651 N. Paseo de Los Altos
    Tucson, AZ 85704

  20. If I may, add 3 little purple rhinestones in the middle of the flower brads – they pop that way.
    Sandra Hansen

  21. Linda Callahan

    This is very pretty Mary- all the way around! 🙂

  22. leslie nyholm

    Did you order the skirt?! 🙂
    Looking at my catalogs more thoroughly than before…..thanks Mary!

  23. This is gorgeous — love the rich colors, Mary!

  24. Really pretty color combo!

    Love all the circular elements.

  25. Love the tip about the mat pack! what a good idea! Love your work!

  26. Pretty colors Mary! Very fall-like. Love it!

  27. I love this fall color combo – pretty card!

  28. Love the colors and the stamps that you used. Your interpretation of the sketch is wonderful! Great card!

  29. Love the card. And the circle brads are terrific! I am so glad I bought the Medallion stamp. It’s so versatile and elegant and whimsical. No end of things one can do with it.

  30. colleen kramer

    Great color combo! Love how the patterns in the medallion really match your inspiration photo.

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