Monday, June 29, 2009


I've received many e-mails asking how to achieve the Layered Scallop Edge Medallion that I've used on some of my cards lately. You're going to be surprised to find that it's quite easy!

First, follow THIS TUTORIAL on SCS by Alesha Walls
which shows how to make a Single Layer Scallop Edge Medallion. The outer Pink Pirouette scallop square on my card pictured measures 2 3/4" square as demonstrated in the tutorial. For the next smaller layer (my Basic Gray layer on my card), cut a 2 5/8" square and do the same punching with the Scallop Edge punch that you did with the 2 3/4" Pink Pirouette square - centering on each edge. The 2 5/8" Basic Gray square is layered on top of the 2 3/4" Pink Pirouette square.

Measurements for this card pictured, starting with the outside layer:
* Basic Gray base - 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
* Pink Pirouette - 4" square
* Walk In The Park Designer Paper - 3 3/4" square
* Pink Pirouette Scallop Edge Medallion Layer - 2 3/4" square
* Basic Gray Scallop Edge Medallion Layer - 2 5/8" square
* Basic Gray main image frame - 1 3/4" square
* Whisper White main image - 1 5/8" square

You can see more details about the card pictured HERE (scroll down to bottom of post). Other cards I've made using the Layered Scallop Edge Medallion technique ... So Saffron Flight of the Butterfly and Thanks A Bunch (Layered Scallop Medallion measures Basic Black 2 7/8" square and Certainly Celery 2 3/4" square). The possibilities with layering and square sizes are endless!

Laurie Froehlich, Inspired Designs was the first artist I've seen to use this Layered Scallop Edge Medallion technique, and my cards have been completely inspired by her designs. You will see that she's taken the technique a step further by adding additional layers, cutting off the outer frame, etc. You can see her Layered Scallop Edge creations HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.


Jenn in GA said...

nancy--i tried this and the first one came out but the second one left me with a scalloped square UNattached to its frame! i measured it again and repeated the steps with the same result. the second square is really 2.5"? love this look, but have been so frustrated by this punch that i rarely use it!

your card is lovely, of course. glad you can post regularly again.

Aimee said...

Great the card. Thank you for posting...I must try that punch. :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Thanx soo much for compiling all the info and those fabulous examples! You're a wonder!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF - love your new layout :)!!!

Your card is gorgeous!!! The medallion looks awesome!!! I still need to tried it!!! Hugs ~S~

Norine said...

love this card and thanks for the link on how to do it

Anonymous said...

So pretty!! I love this sweet little card!! ;)

Mary said...

It is a gorgeous card!

Deb said...

Thank you for posting this!! I can't wait to try it out!! Your cards are gorgeous, thank you for sharing! :-)

LaurieF said...

This card is just precious Nancy and your color combo is impeccable. I am feeling a CASE coming on! :)

Cindy Major said...

Wow, this looks GREAT! I love the medallion, and the pink and grey together as well.

I saw this morning that you were our guest designer for the month of July. I am so thrilled to have you join the design team! Great choice on Makeesha's part - she knows how to pick the good ones! :D I am definitely looking forward to what you'll create this month!

Have a great weekend,

kathleenh said...

Nancy, this card is beautiful and the layered medallion adds so much!

Anonymous said...

Nancy, this is one of the prettiest cards I've seen. I just love, love it. Thanks for sharing how others can achieve this look. You are great!! Cheryl

Cheryl Hirzel said...

This is the coolest punch technique I have seen in a long time! I used the idea for a camp last week - and will post it tomorrow morning. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Janna said...

This is so pretty! I love learning new techniques! Will have to give it a try!