Medallion beauties!

Hi - I love, love the new Medallion stamp!  It's a background stamp so it's huge and that makes it easy to have a big impact on a card.  On these two cards I used it in the background in Bermuda Bay ink on the same colorcard stock.  The focal colors are then black and white. 

newly imported 817 newly imported 818

For the "thanks" card I wanted the Medallion image on the white center piece as well and I wanted it to line up so it looked like it was stamped all at once.  Here's my tip of the day:  it's easiest to have that white piece bigger than you need it to be, stamp the image and then trim it down to fit in like a puzzle piece. Yes, I tried lining it up and stamping it first....didn't work as well! :0)  The sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set.  The second card uses the Level 1 hostess set called Holiday Best - free with a $150 order.  I punched out 5-¾"circles and lined them up along the bottom of the black piece for a larger scallop.  I like the way both these cards turned out - hope you like them too!  Thanks for stopping by -