Stamp Focus: Arabesque Medallion

by Lydia Evans

Hi there everyone! It's Lydia here with you today sharing with you a few ideas with the gorgeous new Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set from the July Release.

6x8 Arabesque Medallion 1

I have to say I'm loving this set! As there is so much you can do with it and it works for so many different styles.


For this first card I stamped the large focal image from Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set at the top of a piece of watercolour card and heat embossed it using Antique Gold Embossing powder.  I then created a galaxy watercolour sky over the image with gansai tambi paints. I love how this looks and that bits of the sky get ‘trapped' within the heat embossed image.


To finish I added a sentiment from the same stamp set and a strip of gold glitter washi tape from the New Day Card Kit.


My second card is simpler than the last but similar in technique.


I stamped and embossed in Antique Gold Embossing powder the large stamp from the set coming off the top of a piece of watercolour card. Then I used watercolour paints to colour the image. I did the colouring quite loosely and the embossing helped me keep within the lines.


I think this project has a kind of celtic look to it. Being Welsh I'm loving this effect!


So I have a confession. When I first got this stamp set I didn't realize that the small solid images that are on the set were supposed to go within the main image. These stamps are there so you can ‘colour' the image just by stamping…. I thought they were ‘extras', it just goes to show that you don't have to use images as they were intended…


So this is what I came up with using the ‘extras'. I stamped the frame image in Limestone Crisp Ink. And then stamped in the sentiment from the same stamp set.


Then I stamped in some flowers and leaves around the frame. I used Blush and Rouge Crisp Ink for the flowers and Frayed Leaf for the leaves.


I hope you like my takes on the new Arabesque Medallion Stamp Set. And I'll see you again soon.

Hugs, Lydia x


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Meghan P. July 22, 2017 - 9:43 AM

These are so pretty – the galaxy card is gorgeous!!

Shelly July 22, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Wow! These are gorgeous!

Kathy H July 22, 2017 - 10:36 AM

These cards are fabulous!

Kathy S July 22, 2017 - 10:40 AM

Wow, those are stunning! Just wow!!

Luanne Pieschke Ford July 22, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Fabulous! I’m working on my watercolor skills after watching your FB posts. Thank you for all your inspiration!

Donna Rinckel July 22, 2017 - 10:43 AM

What rich lovely colors. It really makes this stamp pop right off the page. Beautiful design!

Patricia Higgins July 22, 2017 - 12:35 PM


Kristine Boydstun July 22, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Gorgeous cards. I love the card at the top. Those galaxy colors are stunning.

Helen July 22, 2017 - 1:04 PM

These cards are so lovely. This stamp set is at the top of my wish list. It has so many possibilities–especially with the coloring pieces :) Thanks for sharing more ways to use this set.

Jill H. July 22, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Patt H. July 22, 2017 - 1:42 PM

Awesome cards! Love the gorgeous sky on the first one!

Sylvia J July 22, 2017 - 1:50 PM

All of these cards are beautiful but that galaxy card knocks my socks off. Absolutely gorgeous!

Maureen Reiss July 22, 2017 - 2:11 PM

Wow!! These are GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Sharon Mattingly July 22, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Beautiful cards! What a great stamp.

Pam Loris July 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing different uses for this stamp.

Tracey Magner July 22, 2017 - 4:03 PM

WOW, these cards are BEAUTIFUL !! I love them all, but my favorite is the first one, that gold embossing powder just pops it off the page, amazing. Thanks for sharing this beautiful stamp.

Anne Sturgeon July 22, 2017 - 4:15 PM

This medallion is so beautiful. Love your cards and I have to have this….

Lee July 22, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Very creative uses…

Teresa Doyle July 22, 2017 - 8:03 PM

These are absolutely beautiful cards Lydia. Love the Arabesque Medallion with the gold EP and with the water colour. All three are amazing!

Val P July 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Stunning colors. Love all the cards. Wonderful new products.

Betty July 22, 2017 - 8:37 PM

every one of your cards is gorgeous, Lydia – difficult to choose a favorite – love them all.

Susi July 22, 2017 - 9:56 PM

These 3 cards are all so pretty – the look goes from beautiful and bold (the blue card) to soft and subtle with your “extras” card. Great inspiration for this lovely new stamp set.

Billie A July 23, 2017 - 1:03 AM

Beautiful . I love the water color look and rich colors. All of the cards are beautiful and lovely stamp,

SueB July 23, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Beautiful cards, Have already ordered this delicious stamp and now I think I’ve just found some gorgeous ideas for my Christmas cards this year, thank you so much for sharing. X

Pat July 23, 2017 - 8:52 AM

This set wouldn’t have been something that appealed to me but seeing how the design team used it makes it more attractive. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

Ivette Bello July 23, 2017 - 8:52 AM

Great cards. It’s always great to see your work

Jean Marmo July 23, 2017 - 3:32 PM

These are just gorgeous!

maria f. July 23, 2017 - 5:38 PM

Great post! I love that set!

Becky H. July 24, 2017 - 2:22 AM

I love this stamp with the gold embossing. Stunning!

June Fletcher July 24, 2017 - 5:08 AM

Stunning designs, love everyone!

Cristina July 24, 2017 - 6:34 AM

It is wonderful!

Mitzi July 24, 2017 - 1:01 PM

When I first saw this stamp I didn’t think I liked it, but all the samples I’ve seen have really changed my thinking. Thanks for showing me different ways to look at a stamp.

Tara Prince July 24, 2017 - 4:15 PM

gorgeous cards!!

Jean July 24, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The Arabesque Medallion combined with your beautiful colouring has drawn me to explore the different designs that can be achieved. I usually go for flowers.

Kathy Falk July 27, 2017 - 4:39 PM

I am in love with this stamp! I love the deep sultry look of the first card. So romantic and beautiful. Then the second card felt like a walk in an English garden. So sweet. Then the third evoked a feeling that I would love to develop into a wedding / bridal / anniversary card. So many things to do with this stamp! Beautiful cards Lydia.


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