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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Medallion Style Tutorial

Just a quick post today as I really want to get out and enjoy some of the beautiful weather we have been having. My car needs some attention before the winter months roll in.

So here is a short tutorial on how to make the medallions I used to back the images on these two cards that I posted recently.

You will need the following items:
*A circle cutter of some sort (Coluzzle, Nestabilities, punches) depending on the size of the medallion you would like to create.
*Removable adhesive
* A1/4" square punch
* Scalloped punch
*Thin strip of scrap paper

For the first style medallion ,I cut out a circle using my new SU 1 3/4" punch. ( Please note that this is for my demonstration and that I used my creating memories circle cutter for the actual card)

Next I took the square punch and turned it upside down so that I could see where I was punching. I lined the cardstock up with the corners of the square to create a triangle shape to punch out.

Continue doing this all the way around the circle. Lining the next area to be punch up with the edge of the last area punch. You should end up with something like this. You may have to play around a bit depending on the size of the circle. It is trial and error. But both different sizes of circles that I did came up fine.
Now, you could leave the medallion just like this. But it looked a bit harsh to me so...

I again took my 1/4" square punch and just nipped off each of the points. SUPER EASY!

The second medallion is as follows:

I punched out a scalloped circle using my SU scalloped circle punch. This is a must have punch I'm telling you.

The next step is hard to see. I applied my temporary adhesive to the tip of a scrap of paper I had lying around. I used Dotto Hermafix but any adhesive that will allow you to remove the scrap paper is fine. Also, the important thing to remember is that the scrap paper should not be too wide or thick. This will make it difficult to punch through later.

Next adhere this scrap to the back of the scalloped punch

Now you simply slide the scalloped circle back into the punch and align it so that each scallop will be dissected with the points on the punch. See the photo to better understand. Once you have it lined up as you would like, simply punch again.

This is where a thinner piece of scrap paper works better. The SU punches are not made to punch through more that one sheet of cardstock.

Now remove that extra piece of scrap paper from the back and VOILA!

Here are 2 very simple medallions you can use to spice up your cards. Thanks for stopping in today!

1 comment:

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on SCS said...

This is cool idea - you are so clever. Why didn't I think of that?!