Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Moroccan Medallion

I love my medallion stamp, it has to be one of my most used stamps in my whole collection! It works fantastically with the Joseph's coat embossing technique, and the fiery colours make me think of spices and sun - hence the Morocco Medallion title:

I used various colours over the base, blending them together using sponge daubers. The medallion was then heat embossed over the top, before being swiped over with the deep cherry cobbler red.

Any residue was wiped off, revealing the glorious colours underneath the clear embossing. I hope you like it! Finished off with a 'friend' sentiment this card could be used for a birthday, get well card or as a general greeting.

One of the reasons I love this stamp so much is that it is so versatile, I can stamp it onto tissue paper and make flowers, use it in a background as I have done HERE on my scrapbook layout, I can just use the centre circle section, or the stamp can be the main feature as in today's card. If you love it to, then why not order one from me? Contact me at to get yours!

I have decided to enter this make into a few challenges this week - let me introduce you to them:

craft room challenge - 'emboss it' This fortnightly challenge has some great inspiration in it's design team, and I love the total mix of styles that are represented.

creative craft challenges 2 - 'anything goes' This one is one I check out often as it is not limited to paper crafts - I can show off my jewellery makes here.

art with no boundaries - 'anything goes' and 'fit to be tied' This one is new to me, but I am loving the site and links so will be back for more. Running 2 concurrent challenges, I am only entering the anything goes this occasion.

house of gilli - 'emboss' Small and cute images here, so my make may be a little out of place, but I checked and you don't need to use Gilli images - I love your colouring ladies - very envious!

simon says stamp and show - 'your favourite stamp' When I saw the 'favourite stamp' challenge I had to enter it!

That's all for now, and the recipe is listed below.

Happy Crafting,
Becky x

Recipe: (all items Stampin' Up! unless stated)
Stamp Sets: Medallion, For My Family
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, VersaMark.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral.
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones


  1. This medallion stamp looks fantastic, and you've used great colors too

  2. Becky this is gorgeous, love the stamp and the colours..

  3. Becky, This is an Eye Popper. Simple yet so dramatic. I love the hot colors. Thank you for playing along in our May Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. Thank you also for the lovely comment in your post about our challenge blog. I read everything. :)

  4. So glad you like our style, I certainly like yours this is a terrific one off love your idea and twist on Joseph's coat technique. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  5. Love your fabulous embossing I just adore those gorgeous bright colours.thank you for joining us at craft room challenge. Hugs. Nikki dt

  6. I love the medallion stamp, and nearly used it on my DT piece :-) it's a great stamp to use in embossing isn't it? great card, love your colours and sponging technique- great job, thanks for joining us at Craft room Challenge, Debi x

  7. Beautiful Moroccan Medallion! I love your bright, vivid blended colors! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  8. This card is really eye's a stunner with so much depth to the colouring. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Emboss It" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  9. amazing card sweetie!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit
    for my free digis!!

  10. Thank you for your lovely comment! Your card is stunning! Those beautiful fiery colours look wonderfully striking. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  11. This is gorgeous. I love the colours and the stamp is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  12. Wonderful card, love the rich colors.

  13. Oh my, this is quite fabulous. The colours are really hot and spicy - the type of food I love ;) so yes, I love your card!
    Thanks so much for explaining what you did, I like playing with inks & washes so I'm definitely going to try this!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Art with No Boundaries! Hope we will see more of your creations!

  14. Wow this is really striking - love the rich colours! Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries! Hope to see you again!!

  15. Marvellous card and great colors! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No boundaries! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  16. Gorgeous colors! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  17. Gorgeous the colours and great embossing tyechnique..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx


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