Saturday, 2 July 2011

"Less is More" - Stampin' Up Medallion

First week of July and it's colour week over at the Less is More Challenge ...

sHADES oBLUE

Thank you Chrissie and Mandi for another great challenge.

It's my friend's birthday tomorrow and yesterday I made her a card using my new super duper Stampin' Up Medallion stamp. This is a pretty big stamp and I have to say it's not the easiest to get a solid crisp image with. I've tried all types of ink and paper (and stamping on a mouse mat etc) and the best results seem to be with Stampin Up ink and SU Whisper White card.  I made my friend a pink one ....



so I thought I'd just do the same again in blue but unfortunately I don't have any blue SU ink so the image is not as perfect as I would like ....



There's a space on this one for a small sentiment but I'm leaving it blank for the meantime.

Stamp - Stampin' Up Medallion
Inks - Versamagic Night Sky & Brilliance Sky Blue
Matted onto textured blue card stock

Thanks for taking the time to visit me and if you don't already enter into this challenge, please give it a go - you won't meet a nicer bunch of bloggers!

Have a great week everyone.
Suze x

50 comments:

Mandi said...

Stunning card Suze
Beautifully executed with some intricate stamping
Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Rosemary said...

fabulous cards!! the medallion stamp is one of my favs!!

Romaine said...

Oh, love how this stamp looks with the monochrome colours!

Angelnorth said...

Lovely stylish look with the medallion stamp - great cards!

dutchstamptramp said...

Love your card , so stylish!

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous oh love the stamp so stylish too hugs cherylxxxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning cards Suze - I love this SU medallion. Both colours are fabulous but I think my favourite is probably the blue option. Hope you're having a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jan said...

What gorgeous cards xx Jan

Loli said...

Hola Suze, i love this stamp, your card is very elegant, stunning, well done.
A hug from Palma

Debgem said...

Absolutely wonderful!! I adore this stamp and it lends itself to so many possibilities!

Dana Leigh said...

Beautiful!

Jess said...

this is fab :)

ThinkInk Creative said...

I love this stamp and was tempted to use it for this challenge. But, I had to make a birthday card for a boy urgently so changed tack. I love how you inked these cards.

Lovely.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

ninarsku said...

oh, these are just beautiful cards, loved the way you used this stamp!

craftattack said...

Beautiful, elegant cards. Love the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Ruth M said...

I don't use the Medallion stamp enough, you've inspired me to get it out again! Lovely cards and both colour schemes work so well.

I didn't have any SU! blues before the colour renovation as I didn't really like any aside from the navy ones - Ballet Bleurgh, * shudder * If you want a recommendation - Marina Mist and Baja Breeze are wonderful colours. I also have Pacific Point but it's a tad intense and I like it but don't love it like I do Marina Mist and Baja Breeze.

Faith A said...

A beautiful card - sorry cardssss, love the stamp

Linby said...

Great idea to use the medallion stamp - love it.
Linbyx

Netty said...

Terrific stamp and love both the cards. x

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Love the pink one and the blue ome is great for the challenge! Wonderful stamp!

Sally H said...

oh wow! This is stunning! I love it!

Ang C said...

What a beautiful medallion stamp that it - lovely cards

Maja said...

Beautiful cards!

Hazel said...

They're both beautiful but I'm more of a pinks person (shh, don't tell). :) Hazel x

Willy said...

Great card! The blue one is my favourite.

kingstonmama said...

That medallion is just fabulous. I love it in the pink and blue! Ann

Suzilou said...

Love your stamp and looks great in both colours. Thank you for popping by my blog, you really should give the promarker thing a try is a lot easier than I thought, to be honest the hardest part was creating the picture with the stamps hehe :)

Jo Street said...

Brilliant card, love the stamping!
Jo x

GinaA said...

I like the 'worn' effect of the blue on the card gives it an antique look

Diane said...

Brilliant stamping! xx

Brenda Dean said...

Love it!

Gibmiss said...

Hi
gorgeous card ...love the stamp...Fab!!!!!
HUGS SYLVIE XX

Kathyk said...

I'm not normally a fan of medallion stamps but your cards with this image as stunning

Kathyk

Anne said...

Suze these are both fantabulous! I can see what you mean about the blue stamping but I think it adds to the effect, stunning work
Anne
x

Heather T said...

The medallion is a fabulous stamp and both color schemes look wonderful.

Sally said...

What a great stamp & both cards are really good. I like the blue one best as it's my fave colour.
Sally x

Susan said...

Suze, that medallion stamp is one of my favorites! I don't know why I haven't ordered one yet....every time I see it, I want it! LOL! Awesome card...and the blue looks FAB!! My Card

Jenny said...

Wow that stamp certainly commands centre stage, beautiful card :)
Jenny x

fatmonica said...

Love that stamp!Lovely cards.

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a brilliant image and beautiful in every colour! Vx

lililindsay said...

Hi Suze. This is one of my favourite stamps.
You have done it justice.

Zoechaos said...

Smashing card. XOXO Zoe

Dianne said...

Great stamp Suze, the pink is my favourite, I love pink!! Dianne.

Beryl K said...

Great card, love your image and your blues
Beryl x

Theresa said...

Love love love this stamp!! Both of your cards are fabulous...but I am definitely partial to the pink. The blue looks good sort of anitque.

The Crafty Elf said...

Wow! Do I love this stamp or what? I can't pick between either, they are both fantabulous!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Good Morning Suze, Beautiful cards, I love that huge medallion stamp it's gorgeous in pink and blue, good job, Gay xxx

weewiccababe said...

I think it's stunning and the fact that it's not a perfectly crisp image on the blue one gives it more character. I'm told the trick to getting crisp images from large stamps is to ink up the stamp, lay it on it's back and lay the paper/card on top then press all over with your hands - but don't quote me lol
thanks for your lovely comment about my video, might have to make some more :)
Debz
x

Margaret said...

Love how you've used the medallion stamp Suze
Margaret x

Angela Weimer said...

Beautiful cards. love the blue one. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Angela