Nov 03 2008

Becca’s Medallion

I could not pass up the opportunity today to make one of these gorgeous medallions designed by Becca Feeken. Gee, Becca is in the limelight a lot lately – and it is so well deserved. She has major talent and designs such beautiful creations!!! This medallion was the subject of the The Learning Challengetoday over at SCS. So I played!!! Find instructions for this medallion here.


It is so incredibly easy to create this type of punched medallion — it really amazed me. But of course, easy as it was, I made a mistake. But I decided to use my *mistake* rather than toss it, and that’s always a good feeling! Can anyone see where I went wrong in the creation of this medallion? Yes, I know those of you who played today will see it instantly!!! LOL!!! These medallions should have 8 punches — this has 7. I did my first test run on a circle cut just a tad larger, and I should have stuck with that. Instead, I was *sure* I could fit my 8 punches on the circle the next size down — using Nesties, that isn’t a whole lot smaller. Well, it didn’t work, and I realized that right away, butkept on a-punching. There is a gap in the bottom center, which I just hid with the bow!!! I think it was a pretty good save!!! And a good save always makes me happy — LOL!!! Here’s a close up of the medallion.


See my gap hidden with the bow? Next time I’ll do it right! The background circle is stamped with SU’s Floral b/g and then overstamped with SU’s Linen b/g. The flowers were then traced over with a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds — very glittery IRL!!! I put pearls on the flower centers first, then finished the perimeter off with darker pearls. Fun card to make — I will definitely be doing these medallions more often and also with different punches for a different look. If you missed the challenge today, click the link above and give one a try!

Stamps: SU Floral and Linen backgrounds, Warmest Regards Paper: PTI White, SU Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DP Ink: SU Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip Accessories: Petite Circle, Petite Oval and Ribbon Slide Tags by Spellbinders, Taffeta Ribbon, Satin Ribbon, Wrought Iron Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Pearls, Mounting Squares

Thanks so much for stopping in again!!! We have the warmest, nicest weather here — truly unheard of for November. But I am NOT complaining!!! Hope you are enjoying pleasant weather as well!!!

44 responses so far

44 Responses to “Becca’s Medallion”

  1. Lisa says:

    Sharon, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pink and “the gap” looks like it was purposely placed! Love it!

  2. Marsha says:

    For what it’s worth, I actually think it looks better with “the gap.” Very well done!

  3. Your card is so great. I love the pink and brown combo. I wound up with 7 punches instead of 8 and liked that it gave a way to add the ribbon-yours looks like it is supposed to be that way. tfs

  4. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Wow, that is about all I can say, Sharon!!!! This little card is gorgeous.
    I’ll have to go and check out how this is done. Absolutely amazing.


  5. leslierich says:

    Excellent save, Sharon! It looks just like it’s supposed to be that way. This is so absolutely, over-the-top gorgeous! I just LOVE it! I love seeing something non-seasonal this time of year, too. Feminine and lovely in pink and ribbon–so pretty! I tried one of these medallions after I saw it on Becca’s blog and I was surprised at how easy it really is. I just can’t get over how beautiful this is! Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful creation!

  6. Janine says:

    Very pretty card! TFS!

  7. sharonfield says:

    Beautiful card as always! Love the soft subtle colors, and I love that you’re not perfect the first time around, willing to share mistakes or as we say in my stamp camps “just another creative opportunity”. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creative opportunities and talent!

  8. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Beautiful, beautiful card, Sharon. As my upline says, there’s no mistakes in stamping — just a different way of doing things. Your mistake certainly didn’t require throwing anything away. It turned out great — the perfect place for a bow!

  9. Simply gorgeous! I will need to give that a try! What a cool punch out.

  10. So pretty! Yes, Becca certainly is a busy gal– so talented! Your recreation of her technique is marvelous– even with a save!

  11. Pat (mspfd) says:

    If you didn’t say anything, I would not have noticed a thing. Beautiful card.

  12. Kathie says:

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love everything about it! The colors are so soft and that medallion, WOW!! TFS

  13. Janine says:

    Beautiful Sharon!!

  14. Amy Johnson says:

    Very pretty and elegant looking. I love it!

  15. Julie says:

    Oh wow this is beautiful!


  16. Jerri Kay says:

    Thud! Ouch, I hit the floor! Sharon . . . this is gorgeous!!!! I so want to do this challenge and just can’t seem to keep my head above water. Your card is stunning!

  17. Cindy H. says:

    So feminine and lovely!! Love the colors. Mistake?? I thought you did it on purpose so you could put your lovely bow there 🙂

  18. Joan Fricker says:

    Beautiful card Sharon. I love the colors and your background is just perfect! If you had not told us, I would have thought you planned the “hole”. The ribbon looks perfect there. Great job!


  19. ardyth says:

    My (wise beyond his years) 9 year old son always says “there’s no mistakes” – and I think it’s good to force yourself to figure out how to fit it into the design – I find it’s usually even better than planned- just how yours turned out!

  20. Marcie S. says:

    I love this!! I’m headed over to SCS to look at the tutorial so I can make one myself!

  21. Rhonda K. says:

    Amazing job! I think you did a fabulous job, even with the gap. I would have never noticed anything was wrong…I really love Becca’s style.. I think you did her medallion just perfectly.
    I have bought all the punches to play but have not pulled them and tried one yet, I really need to do that. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Barb says:

    Beautiful card! I actually like the space at the bottom! It’s the perfect place for the bow and it really looks pretty with the space.


  23. Pinky says:

    Sharon, this is gorgeous and such a clever idea!


  24. Darlene Gabriel says:

    Sharon this is so gorgeous!! I love the pink and brown together and that background is absolutely beautiful!! TFS

  25. Robin K says:

    I think it’s perfect with 7 punches and a spot for a lovely bow! I know exactly what you mean about the saves – I always joke that most of my cards are an exercise in covering up SOME mistake! I’m too cheap to waste what I’ve done and used, so by George, I’ll find a way to use it! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Barb E. says:

    Lovely …as usual!

  27. Barb Limone says:

    There are NO mistakes….only creative opportunities!!

  28. Mary Jo Stewart says:

    My stamping mantra (excuse) is ” I meant to do that”. Heh, heh. Great card. I just love that technique and have done a couple of cards. As easy as it is, I still have trouble transferring the markings so that they are equidistant…oh well, I meant to do that.

  29. Nancy C. says:

    What a beautiful idea and card. My list of “to do’s” is getting longer. I really like it with 7 punches so I can easily attach the bow!

  30. Charlene says:

    Beautiful, beautiful. Love the soft pretty colors, the ribbons are exquisite and what mistake are you talking about?? Saw nary a one. 🙂

  31. Jennifer says:

    Such a stunning card!!! I actually love your mistake.

  32. Jean says:

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

  33. Kelley H. says:

    I would have never noticed if you didn’t point it out!! lol It’s really “amazing”…just like Becca’s! Great job, Sharon!!!

  34. Angel says:

    This is so soft and pretty and your bow is a perfect touch even if it was out of necessity. I love happy mistakes like this!

  35. This is gorgeous Sharon! I really must give this a try again … my first try was a total flop and went into the “circular file”. You have inspired me to give it one more try!!!

  36. Terra says:

    This is an exquisite card! I am new to your blog and I just love it. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations!

  37. michelle gall says:

    pretty in pink so girly love it

  38. sue M says:

    This is beautiful sharon! I LOVE the center of it. very clever! I did one also but, I covered the middle up. This looks great!

  39. Barb g says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely gorgeous and so beautifully ‘glowing’…
    Hugs, Barb g

  40. Rose Ann says:

    Your medallion is soooo very pretty, Sharon!! I love the colors you’ve used, and all of your pearl accents!!

  41. Danielle says:

    This is so pretty! And that’s not a mistake, remember it’s just a happy accident! It’s very elegant!

  42. nancy littrell says:

    So, so feminine and gorgeous ! Love the added pearls, designer paper, ribbon and medallion. TFS

  43. pamboe says:

    All of the cards with the challenge fun folds are just beautiful!
    I needed some inspiration. I found it with these cards.


  44. Colleen Horner says:

    Sharon I love this card and of course I had to try it right away.

    I have a question, what white ink do you use? I am not please with white craft from Stampin’ Up or StazOn opaque. Not enough white.
    Is your ink, paper trey canvas? Or do I need lessons??

    Colleen Horner

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