Hello there! Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my latest Becca Bit. I know I’m not able to tackle every single email but when you all ask questions it sure gives me material to cover :-) So I’m back with a card, and this one I’ve had floating around in my head and now finally to paper. When I was thinking of what to do with the Spellbinders Lotus Pendant, I knew it would have a round center and I knew that JustRite had something to fit the bill!! By the way, talking about fitting the bill – JustRite Stampers is having a smashing sale in May on many of your favorite sets – if you’ll just take a peek HERE – you’ll see which sets they have on special and several would be fab for the center of this flower . . . hint, hint ;-). So first let me tell you the stamps I used. I simply love the Decorative 2" Round Wide Borders (on sale right now) – they go with almost any sentiment that JustRite offers. I paired it up with the Custom Design Cardmaking Kit – a set that takes you through almost any occasion.
Okay, so now I’ll tell you how this medallion stacks up. The base of the flower is made with Spellbinders Lotus Pendant – I used three of them and frilled them (my word for folding back and forth) and glued them together. If you haven’t seen me do this before, check out this tutorial I did on a ruffled flower HERE. Then I stacked (beginning at the bottom) the following Spellbinders sets, Big Scalloped Circles SM #5, Big Scalloped Circles LG #4, Big Scalloped Circles SM #4, Standard Circles SM #4 and Standard Circles LG #2. Of course you can stack with the sets that you have in your stash, but people always ask exactly what I used and it keeps them from having to reinvent the stack.
I separated each layer with foam tape and it fits nicely in the center of the flower which I also had to build up with foam tape. This is the type of card I would mail off in a bubble wrap envelope but I would take something like an large empty ribbon spool and seat it over the head of the flower to protect it from getting smooshed. If a ribbon spool is not handy then I’ll take and empty container like perhaps one that held margarine and cut it to a low profile and seat it over the flower head. More likely however, this would be the kind of card I’d hand deliver to a friend in the hospital where it could sit out to be enjoyed. This is a question you ask often, I hope my explanation helps!
Stamps: JustRite Decorative 2" Round Wide Borders, JustRite Custom Design Cardmaking Kit
Paper: The Paper Company, Anna Griffin
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink – Rose Coral, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet
Accessories: Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Big Scalloped Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™ Standard Circles SM, Spellbinders™ Lotus Pendant, Pearls, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border and Corner Punch – Gothic Arches
I have the best readers!! Thanks for being so darn sweet!!