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Learn how to make this stunning Christmas medallion card and wow the friend or family member you send it to.

It features a 3D, glittery medallion design that is created by rubber stamping and decoupage techniques.

This card is also available to buy at my Etsy store
 
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Step 1: Materials needed

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The following is a list of the materials needed to complete this card:

Medallion rubber stamp,
Merry Christmas rubber stamp,
Red cardstock,
Ivory cardstock,
Embossing ink pad,
Gold embossing powder,
Heat tool,
Glue pen,
Double sided tape pen,
Red and green glitter,
3D foam pads,
Scissors,
Paper trimmer,
Scoring tool.

Step 2: Stamp the medallion image

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Ink up the medallion rubber stamp with the embossing ink pad. Apply the ink pad to the rubber stamp evenly to ensure the entirety of the image is covered in ink.

Stamp the medallion rubber stamp onto the ivory cardstock. Press firmly and evenly over the image to make sure all of the image is stamped onto the card.

Pour the gold embossing powder over the image. Make sure to do this over a piece of scrap paper. Tip off the excess powder onto the scrap paper and return it to the pot. The embossing powder will only stick to the image stamped by the embossing ink.

Step 3: Emboss the medallion image

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Now use the heat tool to emboss the gold embossing powder. The heat tool causes the embossing powder to melt, creating a raised and shiny finish.

When using the heat tool, hold it at least 2 inches away from the image, at a 45 degree angle from the image and constantly moving across the image. This will prevent burning the embossing powder, which will result in a dull finish.

Watch for the powder to melt and become raised. Continue heating until this occurs across the whole image.
farzadbayan4 years ago
Exact and nice *
ariath4 years ago
This is so beautiful o.o thatnks for sharing :3
Anniew4 years ago
Chelle,    what's the name of this Holly Berry House stamp?  I know its one of their Christmas ones......Holly Berry??
Do you use the art glitter "dries clear" adhesive ?
Its so pretty, I keep coming back to look at it!
Annie
ChellebelleCards (author)  Anniew4 years ago
Hi Annie,

The stamp is called Morning Melody.
I use Quickie Glue by Sakura. It is a pen that has a pinpoint nib, like a gel pen but glue. It's amazing because it allows you to add glue with the precision of a pen. I think it dries clear, but the glitter gives such good coverage I don't have an issue with the glue showing through. Btw, if you haven't tried Sakura's gelly roll and stardust pens they are a must also. They're great for colouring in stamped images.

Chelle
WOAH! ITs gorgeous! I definitely have to try this
Anniew4 years ago
This is beautiful!!  I make medallion cards also, but none so lovely as this!

Where do you get your glitter from.  I got a couple of bad (unsparkly) batches of glitter......Is there somewhere you can buy really good glitter in bulk?

I don't understand why this only got a 3 star rating.......I'm new at this so maybe I don't understand something....?
ChellebelleCards (author)  Anniew4 years ago
Hi Annie,

Thank you for the very kind comment.

The glitter I use is called Pee Wee glitters by Art Institute Glitter. I bought mine back in the UK, but if you google it it comes right up. They come in packs of 7 colours, and there are many different coloured kits available. As the name implies, the volume you get is pretty small and considering the small amount it is a bit spendy. But the result you get is amazing. So in my opinion the price is worth it. Unfortunately I have not yet come across nice glitter in bulk. It seems you often have to compromise.

Hopefully I can get more stars in the future!

Thanks again for looking,
Chelle
This is great. You should enter the Holiday Card contest.
Thanks. I tried to enter the contest but because I published this before the start date of the contest it isn't eligible for it! Annoying!
hammer98765 years ago
Very nice. Glitter is always fun for Christmas. Thank you for some inspiration!
brindap5 years ago
Beautiful thank you for showing us how to do this. Very easy to follow direction.(seen on Flicker) If,you can't find a medallion stamp you can use nested shapes from "Hot of the press" they do the same thing. Yes it is worth the time for those special people on your list. There is nothing better then getting a handmade because you know it was made with love. Merry Christmas Happy New Year to ALL!!
omnibot5 years ago
Nice project. Feels like it would take some time though so perhaps for that special someone and not all 200+ xmas-cards.
Wow. That looks so nice and would be a great way to spread the Holiday Cheer! Thanks so much, I've been looking for something to do to get into the holiday mood as well as being crafty. I think I'll have to start on this right away!