Hello!  Jill Cameron here with my last project for the September Hedgehog Hollow kit!  When I saw this circular stamp with the peacock in it I instantly thought of a medallion as you’d see on a fancy necklace.  I wanted that kind of feel when I made this card.

This is a super simple card to create and I have a tip on how to create dots or dashes by hand to get them evenly spaced.

I used two colors for this medallion card: purple and white.

The first thing I did was stamp the peacock medallion image using Versamark ink.  Don’t forget when you heat emboss to use an antistatic powder tool/bag. This is especially important if you are heat embossing with dark embossing powder on a light-colored cardstock or the other way around.

Next, I die cut all of my circles.  The circle die I used to cut out the medallion was about ¼” larger than the image.  I wanted that wide white border around the stamped image. While I had out my die cutting machine I cut a slightly larger circle out of the dark purple cardstock and an even larger circle from some masking paper.  The masking paper is cut to 4 ¼” x 5 ½” so I got the placement just perfect on the cardstock panel.

Using the negative space of the mask, I ink blended Unicorn White pigment ink by Hero Arts onto the dark purple cardstock.  Then I brushed on Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearl. This gives the circle an amazing glow. Keep in mind the white pigment ink isn’t going to be perfectly white.  It just makes that area look like this silvery lavender color that I adore! The shimmer is replicated in the Nuvo Purple Haze embossing powder I used for the medallion image.

I layered my medallion die cut over the dark purple circle die cut and then popped up the two in the center of my ink blended circle.

To finish off this card I added some super fine silver thread to the lower left of the circle.  It’s tucked behind the popped up circles and the loops of thread look like a peacock tail! I used a ‘love’ die from Pink and Main along with the ‘dream on’ sentiment from the same stamp set.  Added some sequins and done!

THE DOTS!  I almost forgot the dots.  I use my grid mat! Just align one corner of the card with a cross-section on your grid mat.  Make dots or dashes at the major measurements like ½”. Then, add dots in between the marks you made previously.  Turn the card and do the exact same thing along the other sides of the card.

If you are dotting or dashing a circular shape; add dots at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions.  Then add dots between those sections.

Also, remember hand-drawn dots and dashes should not be perfect.  They should look hand-drawn.

I love to think of ways to step up a card that I’ve created and sometimes it’s just something I’d do differently.  Here are some of those ideas:

  • Stack the medallion with a few more circles of cardstock behind it and add Glossy Accents over the entire surface.
  • Do some tone-on-tone stamping in the background with some of the peacock feathers from other stamp sets in this kit.
  • Ink blend in white using a stencil on the background.
  • Add just a little more silver thread around the edge.

I hope this card inspires you to try some hand-drawn dots or dashes or maybe a different twist on this card.  Don’t forget all of the products used are listed below and be sure to head over to the Hedgehog Hollow shop to get your monthly subscription box now!

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