Last weekend — right in the middle of the blog hop! — my stampin’ sister Tina and I held our first Stop & Crop. We offered a class in Scrap Candy — the elements to add to layouts or cards that we can create exactly as we need with Stamps, Ink, and Paper.
This Ruffled Medallion, shown on a 6″ x 6″ layout, was one I taught. It’s based on Jan Tinklenberg’s creation. Here’s how to make it:
- Stamp and punch your image. Mine was punched with our 1¾” Circle Punch.
- On the back of the circle just punched, adhere a 1″ disc punched from lightweight chipboard, taking care to center it. This will serve as a guide and also stabilize the center. Two discs would be even better.
- Apply adhesive on the back of the medallion, omitting the chipboard disc.
- Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper 3/4″ x 8″ (that’s the length for the medallion pictured).
- Punch a long edge with either the Scallop Edge or Eyelet Border punch.
- Beginning with a short end, run it through the Crimper. The “crimps” will be crosswise on the strip.
- Gently coax the strip into a curve; you’ll be pushing the crimps on the straight edge together just a bit to create a ruffle.
- If needed, trim one end of the DSP ruffle so that it is a complete scallop. Adhere that to the bottom of the medallion, working from the front but adhering it to the back (duh!).
- Working from the back, continue pressing the ruffle into the adhesive, keeping the same distance from the center disc as much as possible as you work around the medallion. Check your work from the front occasionally.
- When you reach the beginning, overlap the beginning scallop just slightly, trimming so that it will not be visible from the front.
- Punch another 1¾” circle from lightweight chipboard or coordinating card stock. Adhere it to the back of the medallion. This will secure the ruffle and provide more surface when you adhere the medallion to your project.
Stamps: Sock Monkey
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Bella Rose and Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Other: Watercolor Wonder Crayons and AquaPainter, 1¾” and 1″ Circle Punches, Scallop Edge and Eyelet Border Punches