Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Pleated Medallions

I saw this technique on the Hero Arts Club Blog yesterday, and really liked it, so I used it on this Father's Day card.  Instructions on how to make the medallion are here http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2010/05/17/marvelous-medallions/ . Once you are on the site, there is a link you can go to which shows how to make the card they made. These medallions are soooo much fun to make and are really, really easy.  I used my score board to do the 1/4" scores, and it was easy-peasy! I used my hot glue gun to secure the medallion and hold it in position. I'm making medallions out of everything now, nothing is safe. I can't help it,  they're so FUN to make!  Here's my card:

For my card, I started with the kraft colored card. I found some texture makers in Joanne's the other day, and thought they looked interesting, so I bought a package and brought them home to experiment. They are called Studio (by Sculpey) Texture Makers.  They're made for clay, actually. They come two to a package. This one is from the Country Squares package.  They are a flexible, soft plastic.  I simply inked it with my VersaMark pad, and pressed it onto the kraft card (I used a brayer to get it on there good and even).  That's the basket weave design you see on the background. I did use them with my Cuttlebug, but more on that in another post.
I added the brown and patterned paper layers, the green strip with the stamped verse, the brads, and finally the medallions with the stamped circles. Of course, I distressed all the pieces, because I can't seem to stop distressing everything! 
This month's theme on the Hero blog is birthdays, Father's Day, and graduation.  I am submitting this card for the Father's Day part.
That's it for today.  Be sure to make some time for yourself, to create, to play, to enjoy nature, and to get refreshed.

Blessings and peace,


  1. Wow, Lynda! Great techniques used here! How fun! Sounds like you're hooked on the medallions! The ones on your card look so cool!! Love that unique background! :)

  2. I love this card and going to check out how to do the medallions...thanks for sharing!


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