Tuesday 21 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop: Sale-A-Bration - Make A Medallion Two Ways

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop highlighting the latest set of Sale-A-Bration products.

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Sale-A-Bration is such an exciting time in the crafting year!  There are so many opportunities for bargains, freebies and great new and exclusive products!  For more information, click here.

We've already been spoiled with amazing products in Sale-A-Bration so far but there will be another three products introduced to the range on 21 February!  I have chosen to highlight the Make a Medallion stamp set.

I made two cards and couldn't decide which to include, so I'm going to show you both of them!

This is the first: I combined the Make A Medallion Stamp Set with another Sale-A-Bration freebie (one of my favourite stamp sets at the moment!) - Hey, Chick. 
www.thecraftythinker.com.au,Sale-A-Bration, Hey Chick, Make A Medallion, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Just loving the masculine colours and bold designs in the Urban Underground Designer Series Paper

There are several stamps in the set including some useful words, so it's very versatile.  To increase the versatility, there are two stamps for the medallion so a combination of colours can be used (I've used grey and black) or you could choose to use just one layer.

www.thecraftythinker.com.au,Sale-A-Bration, Hey Chick, Make A Medallion, #crazycraftersbloghop, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
This cheeky bird is very nosey and loves to check out what's happening!

The quickest and easiest way to cut out the medallion is with the Layering Circle Framelits but I chose to fussy cut around the scalloped edge.  I also cut out the middle of the medallion so that the cheeky bird could peek out at us!  The bird is from another of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets called Hey, Chick.

I only glued the bird at the base and then used a double layer of Stampin Dimensionals to push the head forward.  I disguised the dimensionals with a piece of Metallic Ribbon from the combo pack.  I teased the fibres apart, initially with my fingers and then by running my piercing tool through it.  It separates very easily and I glued it around the head then gave it a bit of  a hair cut.

The second card combines the very popular Beautiful You stamp set with Make A Medallion.
www.thecraftythinker, Beautiful You, Make A Medallion, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The lady is coloured with Stampin' Up watercolour pencils and an aqua painter.  I fussy cut around her
after I had adhered the Glimmer Paper dress

The shimmery dress (she must be on her way to a cocktail party!) is made with one of the other new Sale-A-Bration releases - the 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Assortment (Bermuda Bay shown here, Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum).  

She is set against a background of Falling In Love Designer Series Paper.  The other layers are Pacific Point and Irresistably Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper sponged with Soft Sky ink.  Some may be wondering why I didn't use Bermuda Bay layers to match the Bermuda Bay dress and the reason is that I felt there was an abundance of warm tones that needed a little bit of a cooler counter-balance.

Stamp onto the glimmer paper as dark as you can because it can be quite tricky to see the lines to cut around.  I found I needed to use a good light and keep adjusting the angle of the paper to get a clearer view.

I hope you've enjoyed these cards and I welcome your comments. 

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  1. Stephanie I love how you've combined these sets and two dramatically different cards - awesome xx

  2. I love how you've used the medallions as windows Stephanie. Great cards! xo

  3. What a gorgeous way to use the medallions Stephanie...I love the roosters feathers lol he is just adorable!!

  4. Fantastic Stephanie! Wish I had if got the medallions now x

  5. Great ideas on how to use the Medallion Stephanie. Ange xx

  6. Love the way youve used this set. The different way it looks in the two cards shows the versatility.

  7. I LOVE these projects- amazing job!!

  8. These are great Steph.....love what you have come up with xx

  9. WOW Stephanie you have stepped up Beautiful You so well ... love the glimmer dress :) Thanks for sharing your ideas

  10. Now that's a 'crazy haired chick'! Very clever way to add interest while hiding the dimensionals! Adorable! The glimmer dress is stunning, Stephanie.

  11. I love how you used the medallion stamp as a frame. It has opened up whole new possibility with this set!