Make a medallion...

I love medallion stamps - especially the large ones.  I've seen people use them and I *ADORE* the look. I, however, do not own any large medallion stamps and had pondered purchasing some... until I visited the blog of the uber talented Maile Belles. To my delight, Malie used a flourished stamp from the new Mat Stack #2 Collection (PTI) and created gorgeous doilies - see them HERE and HERE!  Brilliant!!!
I altered it a bit to make it smaller for my card. I also used a different stamp than on my actual card below, but here are the basic steps...
Stamp once...

Reink, rotate the stamp a little then stamp again....

Here's three stamped images...

And here's the final result (the image was stamped 4 times). It's too darn cute! I had to play around a bit to figure out what degree of overlap of the stamped images worked to get the most even image but it was pretty darn easy :) And now I have a medallion :)

I made a card for the current CASE Study Challenge - another fabulous inspirational card from Nina Brackett!

A closer look at the butterfly and it's wee, felt heart :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Love lives here (PTI), Mat Stack #2 Collection (PTI), Background basics: Text style (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento), White (Colorbox)
Paper: Summer sunrise (PTI), True black (PTI), Pure poppy (PTI), White (PTI)
Other: Love lives here butterfly die, red felt (Hobby Lobby), bracket border punch (Fiskars)

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