I'd been posting swap cards from Founder's Circle in a very random format. Today, thanks to a conversation I had with a new customer who ordered Medallion (pg. 133 of the IB&C) from me, I had an idea to share all the cards I have using this gorgeous image. The first few photos are from fellow demonstrators from Founder's Circle. The final three are my interpretations. I had a ball and made about 20 variations of my cards with a variety of embellishments all in our Idea Book & Catalog): Basic Jumbo Grommets (pg. 179), Rhinestone Brads (pg. 179), Flower Fusion (pg. 180) and various ribbons (pg. 182).

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From my uppity-upline, Jill Olsen. The real thing sparkles like you would not believe! I photographed it in its cello envelope. I think that affected its luster.

Jill Olsen 

From the creative mind of Leasa Williams. Black is my fav color – my bridesmaids wore black satin, floor-length gowns 23 years ago (and, no, they likely never wore the dresses again, LOL). I love this card!

Leasa Williams
Elegance continues with this card by Tara Bazata who integrated the Jumbo Snowflake punch (pg. 187 IB&C).

Tara Bazata 

I love that Jessie Benjamin stamped Medallion over the other background stamp Sanded (pg. 134 of the IB&C).

Jessie Benjamin
And after seeing all those, here are my versions. On this first one, I love how such a simple step impacted the image. I inked the stamp with Crushed Curry then sort of randomly applied my Dusty Durango ink pad over that then stamped. It created a two-tone effect of color which I love.

Stella Curry 

Stella Razzleberry 

I made at least double the cards shown below but I wanted to give you an idea how just sitting down with one same layout and various embellishments (as discussed above) can offer little tweaks to make many different cards.

Sentiments from Sincere Salutations (pg. 143 IB&C).

Stella many Medallions