Double Front Medallion
I found a card in my stash of ideas that I was just dying to try, and the Make a Medallion stamp set seemed just perfect for this technique. It's a new stamp set available from Sale-A-Bration. I was in the mood to make something green. I guess it's the Irish in me that inspired the card. I had the good fortune to go to Ireland last fall with my sisters and an aunt. We loved the beautiful green countryside and exploring villages, castles and villas. We also enjoyed shopping for sweaters, woolens, lace and Celtic jewelry. The whole card just tied it all together for me.
I stamped everything in Emerald Envy with a touch of Basic Black.
The double front card design is what I really wanted to make. The card originated from a post by Susan Campfield here. I stamped a simple sentiment for a friend, with thanks inside, then left the inside page blank for a note. Trimmed it with a little Festive Birthday DSP.
Below you can see a side view with the double front.
I plan to share the card on the Curtain Call Challenge where they are looking for GREEN. SU-Only Challenge #169 is Celebrating GREEN, too, and my layout was inspired by the SIP Challenge 89, but I flipped it on it's side and that's what reminded me of the double front layout I'd seen.
What a unique fold to this card Mary Alice. It's one I have never seen before and I quite like it. I'm also "envious" that you used Emerald Envy because it's one color that I just can't seem to find myself to like. I've got give it another chance. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! CrystalReplyDelete
I loved this fancy fold when I saw it too, so I adapted it for my use. I like it so well I have decided to use it for a swap at OnStage. It's fast and fun to make.Delete
Wow, I love your double opening fold. And of course your card is gorgeously green too. So glad you joined the fun at SUOChallengesReplyDelete
Very cool fold on your card...and love that medallion in green! Thanks for playing along with the "green" challenge on SUO Challenges this time!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! I love the double fold opening and the green is so rich. Very elegant. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.ReplyDelete
THIS ROCKS. Wow, I LOVE it!!!! I didn't order this set and I regret it a lot now!! Thanks for playing along in our SUO challenge!! :)ReplyDelete
What a STUNNING card! Love the use of the medallion stamp and your unique front! Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!ReplyDelete
Great take on the inspiration photo!ReplyDelete
Love this fold, Mary Alice! It made me get the Medallion Set! I'm featuring it in my card class this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
I love the medallion too. Hate to see it retire this week from SAB. So sad that we will never see it again.Delete