hey guys, just wanted to share a quick tutorial with you that I picked up for making gorgeous medallions using your Martha Stewart Border Punches. You are going to love it, its sooooo easy !!!!
Cut a Patterned Paper Strip, 12 inches wide by 1.5 inches. This gives you the size medallion you see on my layout (using the blue paper). Grab your Martha Stewart Border Punch and punch across the top.
Next you will need to score. I guaged where to score from the pattern on the punch - in this case the Martha Stewart Daisy Punch. Have a good look at the example below, you will see I scored in the middle of the daisy and in the centre between each daisy. Once you have scored the length of paper fold.
Take the ends of the folded pieces of patterned paper and adhere to each other, so that the pattern overlaps the end pattern perfectly. You can use glue or double sided tape to adhere. You will find that you end up with the shape below - once the ends have been stuck together - you are ready for the next step.
Get your hand and push down on the medallion from the centre to flatten out the medallion. Don't panic whatever you do if they play up, you can always count on the fact that tutorials make it sound so easy, but when you go to do it, everything stuffs up !!!!! Take it from somebody who frequently experiences that !!!! For the rest of you lucky ducks, it should flatten beautifully.
Punch a circle and lather [i mean really cover well in glue) and place the medallion on top. I have turned my medallion upside down here, so you can see what size circle you will need to use. It will all depend on the size of your medallion. You will need to hold it down for a couple of minutes depending on what glue you have, until the glue takes hold. Sometimes depending on how stubborn your medallion is to set, I pop a little glue in the middle, so it knows who really is boss !!!
Punch a 1" circle on the front, in the middle to secure..... and there you have it .... wholla !!!! a gorgeous beautiful medallion. They really are easy to made, and look so lush and gorgeous on your layouts and cards. You can try layering different size medallions with different textures, there really is no end to the possibilities, just have a play and have fun !!!!
So here is my layout, using Pink Paislee's Sweetness Collection, and a Prima Analee Rub On. Its a very quick and cost effective layout.
Hope you are diving into your supplies to make these ..... Emma (7) had a ball with them, so they are really kid friendly too !!!! Can't wait to see what you do ....
Have a great week xo