Saturday, February 5, 2011

Medallion Valentine Card & Mini Tutorial

I designed this card for Gilda's party last month. She spotted the medallion on page 13 of the Occasions Mini Catalog and said, "I want to know how to make that!". So I said, "OK!" That's the great thing about hosting a party with me -- you tell me what you want to learn and I do my best to accommodate! Needless to say, Gilda was very happy with this project at her workshop!

Want to know how I made it? Check out this mini tutorial that I found in the Sale-a-bration 2009 brochure:

(Click on the image for a larger view.)

I used a 12 x 1-1/4" strip of the First Edition DSP and scored it at every 1/4". I adhered the ends together and then flattened it to make the medallion.

I usually don't use retired products at my workshops, but I did use some old DSP for the background on this card. I justified it because technically, it is still available. You can get it 60% off in the Clearance Rack of my Online Store: Sending Love Designer Paper, #117153, SALE: $4.99. This series is beautiful with the spot glitter. It's great for Valentine's Day, but has so many other uses. Check it out here and buy some before it's all gone! And don't forget, you'll get a free Sale-a-bration gift for every $50 that you order!

Have you made your valentines yet? I'll be working on cards with the kids this afternoon. I'll be sure to post our creations, so stay tuned!

Supplies: Be My Valentine (I cut and used only the banner from this individual stamp in the Occasions Mini), Basic Black ink, Red Glimmer Paper, Very Vanilla cardstock, First Edition DSP, Sending Love Designer Series Paper, Sticky Page, Full Heart Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Nance Leedy said...

Julie, this is soooo cute! Love everything about it: the size, the medallion, the glimmer heart. Great work! :-)

Kris McIntosh said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your mini tutorial.

Maria N. said...

OMG... So Cute!

Anonymous said...

I had difficulty getting the medalliion to stay flat... any tips on how you did that? Thanks for sharing.

Julie Davison said...

@Anonymous -- I used a piece of Sticky Page (it's the 12x12 version of Sticky Strip) to adhere the medallion to the card.